Activision Blizzard Inc. [NASDAQ: ATVI] gained 1.13% or 0.92 points to close at $81.98 with a heavy trading volume of 5266220 shares. The company report on October 9, 2020 that IBM Enters Esports Arena with Activision Blizzard in New Multi-Year Deal as the Presenting Partner of the Overwatch League Grand Finals.
IBM to help power interactive and analytical content for the Overwatch League, engaging fans and players through cloud, IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
Today, IBM and the Overwatch League™, the world’s first global esports league with 20 city-based teams, announced its first-of-a-kind multi-year deal to bring IBM’s cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to esports. A sponsorship component kicks off at this year’s 2020 Overwatch League Grand Finals, which started Oct. 8 and run through Oct. 10. With the agreement – IBM’s first-ever esports deal – the technology leader becomes the official AI, cloud, and analytics sponsor of the Overwatch League. The deal covers the 2020 Grand Finals and the entirety of the 2021 and 2022 Overwatch League seasons.
It opened the trading session at $81.44, the shares rose to $82.46 and dropped to $80.461, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for ATVI points out that the company has recorded 24.76% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -62.3% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 6.47M shares, ATVI reached to a volume of 5266220 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ATVI shares is $95.30 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ATVI stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Deutsche Bank have made an estimate for Activision Blizzard Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on October 13, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price from $95 to $80. The new note on the price target was released on October 13, 2020, representing the official price target for Activision Blizzard Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $75 to $90, while Needham kept a Buy rating on ATVI stock. On June 29, 2020, analysts increased their price target for ATVI shares from 77 to 85.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Activision Blizzard Inc. is set at 2.41, with the Price to Sales ratio for ATVI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 9.01. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.62, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.41. Price to Free Cash Flow for ATVI in the course of the last twelve months was 30.86.
Trading performance analysis for ATVI stock
Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.70. With this latest performance, ATVI shares gained by 3.61% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 24.76% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 49.03% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ATVI stock in for the last two-week period is set at 55.48, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.50, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.14 for Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 81.30, while it was recorded at 79.50 for the last single week of trading, and 70.51 for the last 200 days.
Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI] shares currently have an operating margin of +26.36 and a Gross Margin at +67.53. Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +23.30.
Return on Total Capital for ATVI is now 11.42, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 10.12. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 12.44, with Return on Assets sitting at 7.98. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 23.02. Additionally, ATVI Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 18.71, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 14.86. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 22.53, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 18.31.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI] managed to generate an average of $163,370 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.85 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.34.Activision Blizzard Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Current Ratio set at 3.00.
Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Activision Blizzard Inc. posted 0.32/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.23/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 39.10%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ATVI. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Activision Blizzard Inc. go to 24.41%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI]
There are presently around $55,503 million, or 90.70% of ATVI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ATVI stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 60,472,825, which is approximately 0.147% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; FMR LLC, holding 56,412,848 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $4.62 billion in ATVI stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $4.44 billion in ATVI stock with ownership of nearly 4% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Activision Blizzard Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 651 institutional holders increased their position in Activision Blizzard Inc. [NASDAQ:ATVI] by around 68,357,333 shares. Additionally, 431 investors decreased positions by around 69,646,315 shares, while 117 investors held positions by with 539,028,987 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 677,032,635 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ATVI stock had 194 new institutional investments in for a total of 12,303,131 shares, while 76 institutional investors sold positions of 4,004,509 shares during the same period.