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Why Shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc. Popped 20% on Friday

Why Shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc. Popped 20% on Friday”

It has a dividend yield of 0.65%. Activision Blizzard's dividend payout ratio is now 23.85%.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ATVI. The share price of the stock surged 5.11% for the year.

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The firm's 50 day moving average is $38.60 and its 200 day moving average is $40.54. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $1.2 billion. Higher EPS estimate is noted at $0.52 while lowest EPS estimate among analysts is targeted at $0.29.

On a full-year basis, analysts collectively expect Activision to earn $2.03 per share of ATVI on revenue of $6.7 billion, versus the company's expectation for a profit of $1.70. Activision Blizzard had a net margin of 13.81% and a return on equity of 16.63%. The firm's revenue was up 81.2% on a year-over-year basis.

EPS growth in next year is estimated to reach 0.60% while EPS growth estimate for this year is set at 5.90%.

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For the year ended December 31, 2016, Activision Blizzard's net revenues presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") were a record $6.61 billion, as contrast with $4.66 billion for 2015, a boost of 42%.

In other news, CEO Riccardo Zacconi sold 19,761 shares of Activision Blizzard stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 17th. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. The day began at US$35.28 but the price moved to US$35.02 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$35.4.

Activision, which said it would take "Call of Duty" back to its roots with traditional combat in 2017, did not break out sales of "Infinite Warfare" in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in shares of Activision Blizzard by 7.6% in the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 4,425,757 shares of the company's stock worth $196,061,000 after buying an additional 147,360 shares during the last quarter. Robert W. Baird restated an outperform rating on shares of Activision Blizzard in a report on Friday. The company's quarterly performance represents an optimistic momentum of 25.54 percent, with a decline of -2.11 percent in the stock price over the last one month.

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The Plan, which is similar to tax benefit protection plans adopted by other public companies, is created to preserve the Company's tax benefits by deterring transfers of the Company's common stock that could result in an "ownership change".



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