ATVI : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Nintendo Set To Release Switch Console On Mar. 3

    January 14, 2017
    The gaming pioneer's combo console and portable gaming set will cost $299.99 and will feature motion sensors and a smartphone ...
  2. GameStop Tanks on Disappointing Holiday Sales

    January 13, 2017
    The stock fell more than 9% Friday after saying same store sales during the holidays fell 18.7%.
  3. Activision: More Wall Street Firms Express Concern

    January 13, 2017
    Concerns over Activision's Call of Duty franchise prompted yet another Wall Street downgrade.
  4. Bad Reviews for Activision’s COD Stir Estimate Cut

    January 12, 2017
    Bad notices for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare prompted BMO Capital to lower sales estimates.
  5. Gaming Stocks to Watch in 2017 (ATVI, NTES)

    January 12, 2017
    2016 was the best year in history for the video game industry. Will 2017 be even stronger?
  6. Activision Makes Piper Jaffray's 2017 Top Picks

    January 4, 2017
    Activision made it to a list of top stock picks for 2017 thanks in part to its services revenue.
  7. Will Activision Blizzard's Stock Gain In 2017?

    December 29, 2016
    Activision shares took a beating in recent weeks, but the stock may be poised for a strong 2017.
  8. Activision's Latest "Call of Duty" Takes a Bullet

    December 22, 2016
    Activision Blizzard's (NASDAQ: ATVI) signature video game franchise, Call of Duty, may finally be preparing to hang up its ...
  9. Global Video Game Sales to Reach $91B in 2016

    December 21, 2016
    New research from SuperData shows global interactive entertainment revenue up for the year.
  10. Activision Reacts: Actually, We're No. 1 in Sales

    December 16, 2016
    Activision Blizzard’s shares have been under pressure in recent weeks amid concerns about retail sales of its latest Call ...
  11. Sales of COD: Infinite Warfare Fell 50% in November

    December 12, 2016
    NPD says November sales of Activision's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare declined y/y.
  12. Pulp Fiction: Activision Blizzard Enters Publishing Biz

    December 9, 2016
    Activision's Blizzard unit is making a retro move into the book business.
  13. Will "Overwatch" Be Activision's Best Franchise?

    December 8, 2016
    Just as movie studios depend on franchises to help bolster profits while reducing the risk of making new films, video game ...
  14. Activision Could Pick Up The Pace of M&A (ATVI)

    November 29, 2016
    Activision Blizzard could pick up the pace of M&A now that Kotick's compensation is tied to that.
  15. Dan Loeb's Third Point Bolsters Tech Positions (AAPL, BABA)

    November 29, 2016
    The billionaire hedge fund leader bought up stock in Apple, Alibaba and Facebook in Q3.
  16. Black Friday: Games Deeply Discounted (EA, ATVI)

    November 29, 2016
    Video games saw steep discounts at retailers during the Black Friday weekend.
  17. Activision CEO Could Be Highest Paid in US (ATVI)

    November 28, 2016
    Under Activision Blizzard's new compensation contract CEO Bobby Kotick could be among the highest paid executives in the ...
  18. Holidays Not So Merry for Game Makers

    November 25, 2016
    Game consoles aren't topping consumers' wishlists in 2016.
  19. Game Makers: No Room for Error (EA, ATVI)

    November 23, 2016
    Game makers have no room for error this holiday shopping season thanks to surging share prices.
  20. Activision Launches Pro Overwatch League (ATVI)

    November 7, 2016
    Competitive video gaming may not come to mind when discussing professional sports, but that's exactly what Activision Blizzard ...
  21. Activision Blizzard Planning New E-Sports League

    November 7, 2016
    For all the talk about the size of the opportunity presented by e-sports, the movement remains composed of players and teams ...
  22. Activision Beats Q3, New COD Game Out Today (ATVI)

    November 4, 2016
    Activision Blizzard posted better than expected third quarter results and a day later its much anticipated Call Of Duty: ...
  23. Activision Has More Games for Hollywood (ATVI)

    October 31, 2016
    Activision Blizzard could make Overwatch and StarCraft, the two videogames, into TV shows or movies.
  24. Nintendo Reveals Combo Console/Portable Game System

    October 21, 2016
    The new gaming system is a hybrid between a home console and a portable device.
  25. CBS Commissions "Candy Crush" Game Show

    October 19, 2016
    Soon, playing Candy Crush Saga won't just be something you do on your phone. CBS (NYSE: CBS) has announced plans to produce ...
  26. Activision's COD Beta Experiences Server Issues (ATVI)

    October 17, 2016
    Activision launched the beta for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare over the weekend and ran into server problems with the game. ...
  27. Activision Up: Analyst Rates it Outperform (ATVI)

    October 14, 2016
    Activision shares get a lift after Oppenheimer initiates coverage at Outperform.
  28. Activision's New COD Game Will Strain Memory (ATVI)

    October 11, 2016
    The much awaited latest edition of the Call of Duty franchise is going to take up a lot of space, Activision confirmed.
  29. New Activision Policy: 8 Weeks Paid Leave (ATVI)

    October 5, 2016
    Activision offers eight weeks paid leave for deaths called compassionate leave as it aims to lure and retain top talent. ...
  30. Activision’s Skylander App Allows DIY Figures (ATVI)

    October 3, 2016
    Activision is gearing up to launch a new mobile app that lets users create their own Skylanders.
  31. Activision Blizzard, NetEase Renew China Pact (ATVI)

    September 28, 2016
    Activision Blizzard's Blizzard Entertainment unit renews a distribution deal with China's NetEase.
  32. Activision Shares Flirt With All-Time High (ATVI)

    September 22, 2016
    Activision shares flirted with an all-time high on the back of a positive call from Benchmark analyst Michael Hickey.
  33. Pokemon Go Becomes Fastest Game To Reach $500 Million

    September 20, 2016
    The smartphone game's success bodes well for Apple, which is expected to earn revenue of almost $3 billion from it.
  34. Activision Blizzard Offers Senior Unsecured Notes (ATVI)

    September 14, 2016
    Activision launched a private transaction offering of two series of unsecured notes.
  35. Activision Blizzard's Chris Metzen Retires (ATVI)

    September 13, 2016
    Activision Blizzard is losing veteran gaming executive Chris Metzen, who is retiring at the age of 42.
  36. Activision: Rave Reviews for Call of Duty (ATVI)

    September 7, 2016
    Gamers showed strong interest in Activision Blizzard's latest "Call of Duty" game at company's Call of Duty XP event.
  37. Fidelity Focuses on Tesla and Activision (AAPL, MSFT)

    August 24, 2016
    The massive mutual fund manager made bets on Activision and Tesla in the second quarter, while cutting stakes in Apple.
  38. Third Point Expands Energy and Technology Holdings

    August 15, 2016
    Dan Loeb's Third Point maintains highly concentrated portfolio in 2Q 2016, increasing stakes in energy and technology positions.
  39. Game On For Activision-Blizzard

    August 5, 2016
    Activision-Blizzard needs lower prices or a choppy range to gather the institutional sponsorship needed to confirm July's ...
  40. For Activision Blizzard, Licensing Is a Catalyst

    July 20, 2016
    In a week that's sure to be filled with news from San Diego Comic-Con, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) has unveiled new ...
  41. EA Courts Fight Fans With Free Trial for "UFC 2"

    July 7, 2016
    Good news for gamers who also happen to be fans of ultimate fighting: On Wednesday, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) announced ...
  42. Is Activision Blizzard About to Refresh a Classic?

    July 5, 2016
    Rarely does it make sense for investors to pay attention to speculation. This is one of those times. According to multiple ...
  43. Netflix Will Stream 'Skylanders' Video Game Series (NFLX, ATVI)

    June 17, 2016
    Netflix might have found yet another way to attract younger viewers, making its service even more indispensable within the ...
  44. Activision Stock Rises on Price Target Increase (ATVI)

    May 31, 2016
    The stock made a new 52-week high after shares of the video game software company earned a price target increase by analysts ...
  45. How Take-Two Managed to Crush Estimates for Q4

    May 19, 2016
    Almost literally, Take-Two Interactive's (NASDAQ: TTWO) strong fourth quarter was the result of thievery. The video game ...
  46. Electronic Arts Stock Soars on Record Earnings

    May 11, 2016
    Not to be outdone by Activision Blizzard's (NASDAQ: ATVI) recently announced blow out earnings, video game major Electronic ...
  47. Why Activision Stock Soared 10% Last Week (ATVI)

    May 10, 2016
    Activision last week revealed that its digital revenue now makes up 88% of total revenue, which is an all-time high.
  48. Activision Blizzard's King Purchase Pays Off in Q1

    May 6, 2016
    When Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) finalized its $5.9 billion deal for mobile gaming leader King Entertainment in late ...
  49. King Digital vs. Zynga: Who Will Win the Mobile Gaming Market? ...

    April 28, 2016
    Find out who is going to win the mobile gaming war between Zynga and King Digital. Learn how the acquisition of King by Activision ...
  50. King Could Be a Huge Boost for Activision Blizzard

    April 25, 2016
    Mobile games are positioning themselves to outperform their PC-based peers, a new study finds. Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ...
  51. Microsoft Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (MSFT, YHOO)

    April 24, 2016
    Discover the five key suppliers that keep Microsoft's cloud strategy on track, and learn which suppliers could help your ...
  52. Electronic Arts Loses Its "Madden NFL" Lawsuit

    March 22, 2016
    The Supreme Court recently struck down Electronic Arts' (NASDAQ: EA) bid to pursue a "free speech" defense in its suit over ...
  53. Analyzing Zynga's Return on Equity (ZNGA, EA)

    March 13, 2016
    Analyze Zynga's return on equity, and understand why sustained net losses and negative margins have kept the company's ROE ...
  54. Activision Blizzard Vs. Electronic Arts: Tale of Two Gamers in ...

    March 12, 2016
    Learn how Electronic Arts and Activision are using different strategies in attempts to dominate the shifting market for video ...
  55. Star Wars Vs. Warcraft: Comparing Franchises (DIS, ATVI)

    March 11, 2016
    Find out how much money the Star Wars and Warcraft franchises make, and learn more about the impact the franchises have on ...
  56. Activision Blizzard: Will Warcraft Movie Save the Day? (ATVI)

    February 28, 2016
    Understand Activision Blizzard's trends and its most popular game, "World of Warcraft," and learn why its stock will perform ...
  57. Activision Shares Fall on Weaker-Than-Expected Earnings (ATVI, ...

    February 11, 2016
    The gaming companies latest earnings have disappointed analysts and investors.
  58. Can Activision Blizzard Become an E-Sports Icon?

    January 5, 2016
    Since at least October, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) has been gearing up to make a bigger bet on e-sports. We can ...
  59. Is Activision's King Digital Acquisition a Waste? (ATVI, KING)

    November 4, 2015
    Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) had a sweet announcement baked into the third quarter results it released earlier this ...
  60. 3 Reasons Activision's King Digital Deal Wins (ATVI, KING)

    November 3, 2015
    Activision acquired King Digital in a cash and equity deal yesterday. The deal could turn out to be a winning proposition ...
  61. Activison Blizzard Hands E-Sports to ESPN Alum (ATVI, TWX)

    October 26, 2015
    For a growing number of companies, e-sports is big business. Put Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) on the list of those ...
  62. "Call of Duty" Bundle Coming to PlayStation 4 (ATVI, SNE)

    September 24, 2015
    There are video game franchises, and then there's Call of Duty: Black Ops. A third installment is set to debut Nov. 6 on ...
  63. "Destiny" Downloads Lift Activision Blizzard Stock (ATVI, SNE)

    September 18, 2015
    Activision Blizzard's (NASDAQ: ATVI) Destiny: The Taken King, the third expansion for its popular first-person shooter Destiny, ...
  64. Starcraft News Lifts Activision Blizzard Stock (ATVI)

    September 15, 2015
    On a down Monday for the stock market, shares of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) saw small gains. Blame StarCraft for ...
  65. Activision Blizzard Beats Second Quarter Estimates (ATVI)

    August 7, 2015
    Video game publisher Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) recently beat analyst estimates on both the top and bottom lines ...
  66. Activision Releases King's Quest Reboot (ATVI)

    August 3, 2015
    If Hollywood can recycle old movies into modern box office offerings, why can't the video game industry do the same? Activision ...
  67. Activision Blizzard Adds Two Directors (ATVI)

    July 28, 2015
    Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) did not waste time filling key vacancies. On July 17th, the video game maker added a ...
  68. Director Resigns From Activision Blizzard Board (ATVI, KKR)

    July 8, 2015
    After nearly a decade of service, Richard Sarnoff resigned from the Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) board of directors ...
  69. The 6 Most Famous Failed Video Game Makers (KING, ZNGA)

    July 6, 2015
    The video-game industry pulls in $100 billion in revenue annually. Failed companies offer a cautionary tale.
  70. 5 Great Stocks You Didn't Know Existed

    June 16, 2015
    If you're looking for new investment opportunities, check out these five stocks that tend to fly under the radar of popular ...
  71. How The Video Game Industry Is Changing

    May 31, 2015
    Video game creation has become increasingly complex, and the cost of creating a game to run on one of the major consoles ...
  72. Who are Zynga's (ZNGA) main competitors?

    May 22, 2015
    Learn more about Zynga's main competitors in the technology sector, including King Digital Entertainment, Electronic Arts, ...
  73. Top Consumer Discretionary Stocks to Watch

    February 11, 2015
    Consumer discretionary stocks have been among the top performers since 2010, and there are still good trading opportunities.
  74. Console Wars Heating Up

    March 11, 2014
    With Nintendo's Wii U now more than a year old, the two remaining members of the triopoly of video game console makers - ...
  75. How Much Exposure to Technology Stocks Should You Have?

    November 12, 2013
    How Much of a Technology-Stocks Exposure Should You Have in your portfolio? Every investor is totally different, in many ...
  76. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    November 8, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!