Activision Blizzard Reportedly Preparing To Lay Off Hundreds Of Employees

Activision is about to lay off hundreds of employees

The stock's traded 19.28 million shares in session while it holds an average volume of 11.99 million shares. The stock price is trading underground than the 200 day moving average at time of writing; this is a notable negative signal for long-term investors. It is simply ATVI stock's average closing price over the last 50 days. On February 8th, 2019, volume rose to about 1,420,728 transactions. It started the day trading at $9.81 and traded between $9.24 and $9.66 throughout the trading session. Activision Blizzard has a 52-week low of $42.53 and a 52-week high of $84.68. Bearing that in mind, this company is experiencing top-line progress, as its year-over-year quarterly revenue has grown by 2.30%. The research company has also assigned a $68 price target. That day the Deutsche Bank set price target on the stock to $54.

It's not been long since Bungie split from their long-term Destiny partners Activision Blizzard, and now the publisher is facing even more woes - apparently hundreds of staff are at risk of being laid off. Is it a worthwhile investment opportunity? For shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc. On Wednesday, October 31 the stock has "Overweight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has topped consensus earnings estimates in 10 quarters (83%), missed earnings in 2 quarters (16%), whereas at 0 occasion EPS met analyst expectations. This is in comparison to the average recommendation from a month ago, which was a Strong Buy with an average rating of 4.57. Take a review on its volatility measure, 3.25% volatility was seen in a month and for the week it was observed at 3.30%.

And how do Wall Street experts think this company is performing in this arena?

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It has been reported by Bloomberg over the weekend that Activision Blizzard Inc. plans to announce hundreds of job cuts tomorrow. This compares to the average analyst prediction of 0.50, representing a difference of 0.02, and therefore a surprise factor of 4.00. - Nasdaq" on November 05, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Act Now And Buy Activision Blizzard - Seeking Alpha" published on December 07, 2018, Investorplace.com published: "Monday’s Vital Data: "Activision, General Motors and Tilray - Investorplace.com" on January 14, 2019. The company's stock now has a total float of 754.25M shares.

Now let's turn our focus toward the near-term: the current quarter's financial results.

Most Important details of Activision Blizzard, Inc. If $1.22 is reported, ATVI's profit will be $930.92M for 8.22 P/E. 159.57 % EPS growth is what analysts predict. $0.47 EPS was published for last quarter.

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