For Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI], Analyst sees a rise to $116. What next?

Activision Blizzard Inc. [NASDAQ: ATVI] loss -0.82% or -0.8 points to close at $96.45 with a heavy trading volume of 3360091 shares. The company report on June 2, 2021 that World of Warcraft®: Burning Crusade Classic™ Is Now Live!.

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Starting, players around the world can journey back through the Dark Portal in Blizzard Entertainment’s authentic recreation of the acclaimed first World of Warcraft expansion .

Access to Burning Crusade Classic is included with all World of Warcraft subscriptions.

It opened the trading session at $97.26, the shares rose to $97.60 and dropped to $96.13, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for ATVI points out that the company has recorded 23.43% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -43.1% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 5.90M shares, ATVI reached to a volume of 3360091 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 $116.66 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.

BMO Capital Markets have made an estimate for Activision Blizzard Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on May 11, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, The Benchmark Company raised their target price from $118 to $120. The new note on the price target was released on April 26, 2021, representing the official price target for Activision Blizzard Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $120, while Jefferies analysts kept a Buy rating on ATVI stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Activision Blizzard Inc. is set at 1.97, with the Price to Sales ratio for ATVI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 8.74. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.88, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 12.16. Price to Free Cash Flow for ATVI in the course of the last twelve months was 26.14.

Trading performance analysis for ATVI stock

Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.05. With this latest performance, ATVI shares gained by 5.77% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 23.43% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 32.14% 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 56.05, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 57.55, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.60 for Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 94.22, while it was recorded at 96.96 for the last single week of trading, and 87.96 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 +35.00 and a Gross Margin at +71.92. Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +27.16.

Return on Total Capital for ATVI is now 16.32, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 12.72. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 15.78, with Return on Assets sitting at 10.23. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 25.90. Additionally, ATVI Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 20.57, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 16.85. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 25.46, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 20.23.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI] managed to generate an average of $231,263 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.51 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.38.Activision Blizzard Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Current Ratio set at 3.40.

Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Activision Blizzard Inc. posted 0.97/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.68/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 42.60%. 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 18.69%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI]

There are presently around $66,038 million, or 90.40% of ATVI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ATVI stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 64,338,962, which is approximately 7.479% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 58,122,393 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.65 billion in ATVI stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $4.26 billion in ATVI stock with ownership of nearly -9.694% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Activision Blizzard Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 666 institutional holders increased their position in Activision Blizzard Inc. [NASDAQ:ATVI] by around 57,738,834 shares. Additionally, 556 investors decreased positions by around 55,484,257 shares, while 168 investors held positions by with 565,834,137 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 679,057,228 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ATVI stock had 139 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,994,287 shares, while 118 institutional investors sold positions of 7,141,870 shares during the same period.

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