Activision-Blizzard reportedly planning hundreds of layoffs

Irving Hamilton
February 12, 2019

However, Tencent's free battle pass model for Fortnite trumps Activision Blizzard's pay to play model because it makes the game accessible to the masses. The Company kept a record of 754.25 million floated shares and 772.72 million shares outstanding.

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Analysts are expecting Activision Blizzard to report adjusted earnings-per-share of $1.28 - up 37% year-over-year - on revenues of $3.04 billion, boosted by solid digital sales of games such as "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4", higher subscription revenues from "World of Warcraft", and in-game purchases from some of its casual games, like "Candy Crush Friends Saga".

Analysts predict that the aforementioned move will lead to a $400 million reduction in revenue for Activision Blizzard. Return on assets ratio of the Company was 3.20%.

EPS growth is noticed at -7% for this year and anticipated 0.38% growth for next year.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 11 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 11 advised investors to purchase the stock. The mean target projections are based on 28 opinions.

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) as of current trade, has shown weekly performance of -14.26% which was maintained at -21.89% in one month period.

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· Monthly performance of stock is -14.6%. The ratio is positive due to Activision Blizzard, Inc. positioning: 43 sold and 206 reduced.

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The stock institutional ownership counted 92.9% while insider ownership held at 0.7%.

A commonly-utilized technique for assessing a particular stock's price at any time is by understanding its present value as compared against its 52-week price range. Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI)'s price to earnings ratio stood at 25.43. The EPS diference is $0.34 or 38.64 % up from last years number. A low P/E can indicate either that a company may now be undervalued or that the company is doing exceptionally well relative to its past trends.

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Not surprising in a year where the publisher lost its golden goose Destiny, creator Bungie's partnership with Activision Blizzard coming to an end and the studio going independent. WCM Investment Management LLC now owns 1,830,191 shares of the company's stock worth $85,232,000 after purchasing an additional 812,137 shares during the last quarter.

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