MKM Partners lifts Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI] price estimate. Who else is bullish?


Activision Blizzard Inc. [NASDAQ: ATVI] plunged by -$0.4 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $78.07 during the day while it closed the day at $76.99. The company report on July 11, 2022 that First Program of Its Kind at Activision Blizzard to Train and Develop Talent for Engineering Roles.

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The 12-Week Program, “Level Up U” Prepares Professionals from Within and Outside the Games Industry for Full-Time Engineering Roles at Activision and Blizzard.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has launched today its first-of-its-kind, groundbreaking talent training program called Level Up U. This immersive program prepares non-industry professionals and develops industry professionals to become full-time game developers. The program launches at a time when the industry’s demand for engineering talent outpaces the available qualified professionals with game development experience and the necessary job requirements.

Activision Blizzard Inc. stock has also loss -1.03% of its value over the past 7 days. However, ATVI stock has declined by -2.46% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 19.98% and gained 15.72% year-on date.

The market cap for ATVI stock reached $59.30 billion, with 780.00 million shares outstanding and 775.17 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 5.56M shares, ATVI reached a trading volume of 5730611 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say 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 $94.22 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 2.30. 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.

MKM Partners have made an estimate for Activision Blizzard Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on January 18, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on January 13, 2022, representing the official price target for Activision Blizzard Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $95 to $77, while Stifel kept a Buy rating on ATVI stock. On November 22, 2021, analysts decreased their price target for ATVI shares from 75 to 54.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Activision Blizzard Inc. is set at 1.12, with the Price to Sales ratio for ATVI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 7.15. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.37, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 14.46. Price to Free Cash Flow for ATVI in the course of the last twelve months was 27.72 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 5.50.

ATVI stock trade performance evaluation

Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.03. With this latest performance, ATVI shares gained by 2.18% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 19.98% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -16.13% 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 48.47, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 47.76, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.59 for Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 77.26, while it was recorded at 76.62 for the last single week of trading, and 74.79 for the last 200 days.

Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI] shares currently have an operating margin of +37.90 and a Gross Margin at +73.60. Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +30.66.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 16.54, with Return on Assets sitting at 11.21.

Activision Blizzard Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 5.50 and a Current Ratio set at 5.50.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI] stock

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 10.19%.

Activision Blizzard Inc. [ATVI]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $49,474 million, or 84.60% of ATVI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ATVI stocks are: BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC with ownership of 64,315,222, which is approximately 338.769% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 63,455,240 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $4.91 billion in ATVI stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $4.69 billion in ATVI stock with ownership of nearly -1.369% 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 541 institutional holders increased their position in Activision Blizzard Inc. [NASDAQ:ATVI] by around 143,029,178 shares. Additionally, 658 investors decreased positions by around 153,978,999 shares, while 166 investors held positions by with 342,276,783 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 639,284,960 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ATVI stock had 210 new institutional investments in for a total of 40,097,200 shares, while 175 institutional investors sold positions of 29,334,562 shares during the same period.