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Stock On the Run: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)

02 March, 2017, 13:14 | Author: Nadine Todd

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) formally announced its most recent dividend on February 10, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.3. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 3,669 shares of the company's stock valued at $163,000 after buying an additional 711 shares during the period. The company saw 9.16 million shares trade hands over the course of the day.

A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and set a $51.00 price objective (up previously from $48.00) on shares of Activision Blizzard in a report on Tuesday, February 14th. Physicians Financial Services Inc. increased its stake in shares of Activision Blizzard by 21.7% in the third quarter.

19 analysts projected Price Targets for Activision Blizzard, Inc. The stock was rated "Hold" by 4 numbers of analysts in current phase, 2 analysts rated at "Overweight", while 1 expert rated it as a "Sell" security.

The current consensus rating on Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) is Buy (Score: 2.76) with a consensus target price of $49.21 per share, a potential 4.40% upside.

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 9th. The stock's market capitalization is 33.58B. The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 13.09% with the 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 13.09 percent. Activision Blizzard, Inc has a 52-week low of 30.37 and a 52-week high of 47.64. The company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.19.

Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) opened at 45.69 on Tuesday. The analyst projections are $0.22 in EPS on $1.09 billion in revenues. Activision Blizzard (ATVI) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.14 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.18. That is compared with the $0.23 in EPS it reported during the same period a year ago. Activision Blizzard, Inc. NASDAQ has an Earning Per Share for the upcoming year at 7.50%. Also, Director Robert J. Morgado sold 242,843 shares of Activision Blizzard stock in a transaction on Monday, February 13th.

2/17/2017 per share and the total transaction amounting to Michael Morhaime. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

In other news, CEO Riccardo Zacconi sold 19,761 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.41, for a total transaction of $897,347.01. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 559,850 shares in the company, valued at approximately $25,568,349.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Physicians Financial Services Inc. now owns 2,808 shares of the company's stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. The company's shares were closed at 45.69. Numeric Investors LLC now owns 824,300 shares of the company's stock valued at $29,765,000 after buying an additional 808,600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of Activision Blizzard by 29.9% in the third quarter. Overall, the share price is up 24.98% so far this year. Finally, Buckingham Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Activision Blizzard during the second quarter valued at $216,000. Therefore, stock prices are sometime established based on the expectations that prospective investors have for the future earnings power of the firm.

"Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Short Interest Up 20.4% in February" was originally published by Community Financial News and is the sole property of of Community Financial News.

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