Activision (ATVI) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Isaac Cain
May 8, 2018

The firm presently has an "outperform" rating on the stock.

Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the stock.

In total 17 analysts cover Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI). The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy" on Friday, February 9. In Friday, May 4 report Bank of America maintained the stock with "Buy" rating. Finally, Vetr cut shares of Activision from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $69.64 price target on the stock.in a report on Thursday, January 11th.

The Stock now has Analyst' mean Recommendation of 2 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $75.41.

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ATVI stock traded down $0.03 during trading on Monday, hitting $69.81. (ATVI) over recent time; they noted that 11.36 million shares changed at hands contradiction to its average trading volume of 7.05 million. Activision Blizz now has $53.16 billion valuation.

Beta used in the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), which determine the expected return of an asset based on its beta and look ahead to market returns. P/E is a valuation ratio of a given company's current stock price as compared to its earnings. (NASDAQ:ATVI) last night, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter is out with a bullish research note, continuing to point to these shares on his Securities Investment Committee's Best Ideas List. ATVI's $0.38 in EPS came up one cent short of the analyst's expectations while beating out the Street by three cents as well as its own guide calling for just $0.31.

The Company now has ROA (Return on Assets) of 5 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 21.6 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 12.5% with Gross margin of 63.2 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 14.4% and 13.4% respectively. The firm had revenue of $1.38 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.32 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.56 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Activision will post 2.52 EPS for the current fiscal year. (NASDAQ:ATVI) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: "Activision Blizzard In A Battle Royale Of Its Own Against "Fortnite" on May 06, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: "5 Top Stock Trades for Monday Morning" published on May 06, 2018, Benzinga.com published: "Mike Olson's Bullish Musings On Activision, Amazon And Netflix" on May 05, 2018. Shares for $1.42 million were sold by MORGADO ROBERT J on Friday, February 23. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 34,398 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,441,914.02. (NASDAQ:ATVI) shares with value of $5.41M were sold by Durkin Dennis M. ZACCONI RICCARDO sold $1.40 million worth of stock. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 2,701,258 shares of company stock valued at $191,727,094 over the last quarter. It turned negative, as 51 investors sold ATVI shares while 225 reduced holdings. Activision Blizzard's revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Activision in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $125,000. Goodman Financial Corp bought a new position in shares of Activision during the 4th quarter worth about $127,000. DnB Asset Management AS raised its position in shares of Activision by 2.3% in the 4th quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 3,040 shares of the company's stock worth $192,000 after purchasing an additional 3,021 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag owns 2.19 million shs for 0.09% of their capital. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.80% of the company's stock.

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