Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Given "Positive" Rating at Citigroup

Activision Blizzard, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 28 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 1.2% of shares outstanding. The company reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.02. Bernzott Capital Advisors who had been investing in Knowles for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.31B market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $158.02. About 1.17 million shares traded. Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. Emerge Energy Services LP (EMES) has risen 243.72% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. Matrix Capital Management Company Lp bought 600,000 shares as the company's stock rose 23.27% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.46M shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $22.33M, up from 1.29 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has risen 47.83% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 21.38 percent.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) touched its 1-Year High price of $79.63 on 03/12/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $47.80 on 03/22/17. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $152.42 million activity. Another trade for 88,000 shares valued at $6.15 million was sold by CORTI ROBERT J. The insider MIKUEN SCOTT T sold 20,000 shares worth $3.02 million. On Thursday, March 1 Wereb Stephen G sold $8.72 million worth of Activision Blizzard, Inc. It fall, as 37 investors sold ATVI shares while 205 reduced holdings. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Activision Blizzard in the fourth quarter worth approximately $169,547,000.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2017 Q3. The company has a quick ratio of 1.77, a current ratio of 1.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. 93 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.65 earnings per share. Maverick Capital Ltd accumulated 67,770 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Secor Advsrs LP invested 0.44% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Honeywell holds 236,600 shares. Winslow Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 196,920 shares. Coastline Tru Communication has 15,200 shares. Dynamic Mgmt Limited holds 0.34% or 18,579 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:LPLA). Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys invested in 0% or 7,800 shares.

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ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership Buys 23,555 Shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc". (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 49,434 shares. Legal And General Grp Inc Public Limited Co holds 626,889 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt accumulated 1,270 shares. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Amp Capital Limited has invested 0.12% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Ibm Retirement Fund reported 18,494 shares stake. Vetr upgraded shares of Activision Blizzard from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $62.29 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. BidaskClub upgraded Activision Blizzard from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 27 by SunTrust. They issued a buy rating and a $80.00 price objective for the company. As per Thursday, February 8, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. (NASDAQ:ATVI) as Buy, 0 analysts given Outperform signal, 2 reported Hold, and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of ATVI in report on Wednesday, September 6 with "Buy" rating. Its segments include Activision Publishing, Inc (Activision), Blizzard Entertainment, Inc (Blizzard), King Digital Entertainment (King) and Other. The stock has "Buy" rating by Hilliard Lyons on Tuesday, February 16. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by UBS. 17,500 shares valued at $4.40 million were sold by VINIAR DAVID A on Thursday, January 18. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.88, for a total transaction of $6,149,440.00. Shares for $1.42M were sold by MORGADO ROBERT J. (NASDAQ:LPLA) shares were sold by Arnold Dan H. The insider SOLOMON DAVID M sold $5.77 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 63 investors sold GS shares while 427 reduced holdings. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag reported 0.01% stake. Ls Invest Ltd Liability owns 0.2% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 14,359 shares. 35,718 are held by Channing Cap Mgmt Lc. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 439,622 shares. Ubs Oconnor Ltd Company has invested 0.3% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 634,715 shares. Mackenzie Financial Corp holds 237,524 shares. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 3,184,687 shares of the company's stock valued at $205,444,000 after purchasing an additional 1,657,730 shares during the period. 463,660 are held by Hhr Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company. (NYSE:GS). Apg Asset Mgmt Nv invested in 0.03% or 89,057 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees invested in 0.76% or 26,538 shares. Truenorth stated it has 6,764 shares. Jolley Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 100 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Therefore 90% are positive.

Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. As per Wednesday, September 6, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company operates in the Technology sector with a market capitalization of 57.07 Million. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, July 7 with "Buy". The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, November 4 by Macquarie Research.

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