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NASDAQ:EA

Electronic Arts (EA) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$127.26
-0.01 (-0.01%)
(As of 11:39 AM ET)
Today's Range
$126.84
$128.00
50-Day Range
$125.63
$144.05
52-Week Range
$117.47
$144.53
Volume
329,444 shs
Average Volume
2.02 million shs
Market Capitalization
$34.02 billion
P/E Ratio
32.06
Dividend Yield
0.60%
Price Target
$147.00

Electronic Arts MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.56 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
15.5% Upside
$147.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
3.23% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.18
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.47mentions of Electronic Arts in the last 14 days
Based on 19 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$5.14 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.72%
From $5.36 to $5.72 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.76 out of 5 stars

Consumer Discretionary Sector

96th out of 265 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

55th out of 200 stocks

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About Electronic Arts Stock (NASDAQ:EA)

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for game consoles, PCs, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. It develops and publishes games and services across various genres, such as sports, racing, first-person shooter, action, role-playing, and simulation primarily under the Battlefield, The Sims, Apex Legends, Need for Speed, and license games from others, including FIFA, Madden NFL, UFC, and Star Wars brands. The company licenses its games to third parties to distribute and host its games. It markets and sells its games and services through digital distribution and retail channels, as well as directly to mass market retailers, specialty stores, and distribution arrangements. Electronic Arts Inc. was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

EA Stock Price History

EA Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
1/30/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/20 Dividend
2/27/2024
Dividend Payable
3/20/2024
Today
4/22/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
5/07/2024
Fiscal Year End
3/31/2025

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Prepackaged software
Sub-Industry
N/A
CUSIP
28551210
Employees
13,400
Year Founded
1982

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$147.00
High Stock Price Target
$162.00
Low Stock Price Target
$128.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+15.1%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.56
Research Coverage
18 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$802 million
Pretax Margin
19.72%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$7.43 billion
Cash Flow
$5.93 per share
Book Value
$26.59 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
266,815,000
Market Cap
$34.15 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.76

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Should I Buy Electronic Arts Stock? EA Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Electronic Arts Inc.:

  • Electronic Arts Inc. has a strong portfolio of popular game franchises like Battlefield, The Sims, Apex Legends, and FIFA, which have a loyal fan base and consistent revenue streams.
  • The company's focus on digital distribution channels allows for increased margins and flexibility in reaching a global audience.
  • Electronic Arts Inc.'s strategic partnerships and licensing agreements with major brands like Star Wars, FIFA, and UFC provide diversified revenue streams and brand recognition.
  • Recent positive trends in the gaming industry, driven by increased demand during the pandemic, have boosted Electronic Arts Inc.'s financial performance and stock price.
  • The company's continuous innovation in game development and technology keeps it competitive in the rapidly evolving gaming market.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Electronic Arts Inc. for these reasons:

  • The gaming industry is highly competitive and subject to rapid technological changes, which could impact Electronic Arts Inc.'s market position and profitability.
  • Regulatory challenges related to loot boxes and microtransactions in games could lead to increased scrutiny and potential revenue limitations for Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Fluctuations in consumer preferences and gaming trends may affect the company's ability to consistently deliver hit titles and maintain player engagement.
  • Dependency on key franchises like FIFA and Madden NFL for a significant portion of revenue poses risks in case of franchise fatigue or declining popularity.
  • Market volatility and macroeconomic factors can influence Electronic Arts Inc.'s stock price, making it susceptible to short-term fluctuations.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Electronic Arts pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

EA Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Electronic Arts stock right now?

18 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Electronic Arts in the last twelve months. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" EA shares.
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What is Electronic Arts' stock price target for 2024?

18 Wall Street research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Electronic Arts' shares. Their EA share price targets range from $128.00 to $162.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $147.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 15.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have EA shares performed in 2024?

Electronic Arts' stock was trading at $136.81 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, EA shares have decreased by 7.0% and is now trading at $127.27.
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Are investors shorting Electronic Arts?

Electronic Arts saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 7,800,000 shares, an increase of 12.2% from the March 15th total of 6,950,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,090,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.7 days. Currently, 3.2% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is Electronic Arts' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 7th 2024.
View our EA earnings forecast
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How can I listen to Electronic Arts' earnings call?

Electronic Arts will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, May 7th at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Electronic Arts' earnings last quarter?

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January, 30th. The game software company reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.45 by $1.38. The game software company earned $2.37 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.40 billion. Electronic Arts had a net margin of 14.09% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 20.58%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.29 earnings per share.
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How often does Electronic Arts pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Electronic Arts?

Electronic Arts announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Wednesday, March 20th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th.
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Is Electronic Arts a good dividend stock?

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.60%. The dividend payout ratio is 19.14%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, EA will have a dividend payout ratio of 13.29% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for EA.

What guidance has Electronic Arts issued on next quarter's earnings?

Electronic Arts updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Tuesday, January, 30th. The company provided EPS guidance of 6.800-7.300 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 7.140. The company issued revenue guidance of $7.4 billion-$7.7 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.6 billion.

What is Andrew Wilson's approval rating as Electronic Arts' CEO?

1,102 employees have rated Electronic Arts Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson on Glassdoor.com. Andrew Wilson has an approval rating of 88% among the company's employees. 85.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Electronic Arts to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Electronic Arts own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Electronic Arts investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Walt Disney (DIS), Micron Technology (MU), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), PayPal (PYPL), Adobe (ADBE) and Visa (V).

Who are Electronic Arts' major shareholders?

Electronic Arts' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.26%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.10%), Svenska Handelsbanken AB publ (0.09%), Cullinan Associates Inc. (0.07%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%) and State of Michigan Retirement System (0.03%). Insiders that own company stock include Andrew Wilson, Blake J Jorgensen, Chris Bruzzo, Eric Charles Kelly, Jacob J Schatz, Jacob J Schatz, Jay C Hoag, Jeff Huber, Kenneth A Moss, Laura Miele, Luis A Ubinas, Luis A Ubinas, Richard A Simonson, Stuart Canfield and Vijayanthimala Singh.
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How do I buy shares of Electronic Arts?

Shares of EA stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Electronic Arts have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Electronic Arts: ABC Software, Beijing Playfish Game Technology Limited, Bermuda Petrel Ltd, BioWare ULC, Black Box Games, Bullfrog Productions, Carpetville Limited, Chillingo, Chillingo Limited, Click Gamer Technologies Limited, Criterion Software Group, Criterion Software Limited, DROsoft, Digital Illusions, Digital Illusions CE AB, Distinctive Software, DreamWorks Interactive, EA Atlantic Limited, EA Bermuda Partnership, EA Delaware LLC, EA Digital Illusions CE AB, EA Entertainment Inc., EA General Partner Limited, EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd., EA Mobile (Canada Holdings) Inc., EA Mobile (Canada) ULC, EA México S. de R.L. de C.V., EA Swiss Sarl, ESN Social Software, Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc., Electronic Arts - Tiburon A Florida Corporation, Electronic Arts Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Electronic Arts Belgium, Electronic Arts Computer Software (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Electronic Arts Finland OY, Electronic Arts Games (India) Private Limited, Electronic Arts GmbH, Electronic Arts Ireland Limited, Electronic Arts Israel Ltd, Electronic Arts Italia s.r.l., Electronic Arts K.K., Electronic Arts Korea LLC, Electronic Arts Limited, Electronic Arts Nederland B.V., Electronic Arts OOO, Electronic Arts Polska Sp. Z.O.O., Electronic Arts Productions Inc., Electronic Arts Proprietary Limited, Electronic Arts Publishing SARL, Electronic Arts Redwood LLC, Electronic Arts Romania SRL, Electronic Arts Singapore Pte Ltd, Electronic Arts Software S.L., Electronic Arts Sweden AB, Electronic Arts US Co., Firemint, Hands-On Mobile, Headgate Studios, Hypnotix, Industrial Toys, J2MSoft, J2Play, JAMDAT Mobile, Kesmai, KlickNation, Manley & Associates, Maxis, Mythic Entertainment, NuFX, Origin Systems, Phenomic Game Development, PlayNation, Playfish, Playfish Limited, Pogo.com, PopCap Games, PopCap Games LLC, PopCap Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited, Prairie-Winnetka Holdings LLC, Prairie-Winnetka Holdings LLC (US), Respawn Entertainment, Respawn Entertainment LLC, Rupture, Shanghai PopCap Software Co. Ltd., SingShot Media, Studio 33, Super Computer International, Tiburon Entertainment, VG Holding, Vision Software PTY, and Westwood Studios.
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This page (NASDAQ:EA) was last updated on 4/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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