Activision Blizzard, Inc.  is a holding American video game based in Santa Monica, California, founded in July 2008 through the merger of Activision, Inc. (the publicly traded parent company of Activision Publishing ) and from Vivendi Games.

 It is traded on the stock exchange Nasdaq under the symbol ATVI, and since 2015 he is a member of the S&P 500 Index. Activision Blizzard currently includes five business units: Activision Publishing, Blizzard Entertainment,King , Major League Gaming, Activision Blizzard Studios.

Columbia Trust Co 01012016 has purchased a new stake in Activision Blizzard, Inc. ( NASDAQ:ATVI) during the 1st quarter, informs the HoldingsChannel. The company purchased 4.095 shares of the company, valued at approximately $324.000.

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According to the news, the Jesse Yang sold 10.812 shares of the company in a transaction that took place on Thursday, May 5th. The stock sold at an average price of $78,68, for a total transaction of $850.688,16. 

After the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 62.272 shares of the company, valued at approximately $4.899.560,96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, 0,77% of the shares are owned by corporate insiders.

Several brokers have recently commented on ATVI. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $95,00 price target for Activision Blizzard shares in a report on Wednesday, April 27. 

stocknews.com began coverage of Activision Blizzard in a research report on Thursday, March 31. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Eighteen stock research analysts rated the stock a hold rating and eight issued a buy rating for the stock. 

Activision Blizzard Rating Currently

Based on MarketBeat data, Activision Blizzard currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $95,18.

The actions of NASDAQ:ATVI opened at $77,94 on Monday. The trade has a 50-day simple moving average of $77,31 and a two-hundred-day simple moving average of $76,14.

 The company has a market cap of $60,94 billion, a price-earnings ratio of 24,66, a price-earnings-growth ratio of 2,16 and a beta of 0,55. Activision Blizzard, Inc. has a fifty-two week minimum of $56,40 and a fifty-two week maximum of $96,15.

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 The company has a debt ratio of 0,20, an immediate liquidity ratio of 5,45 and a current ratio of 5,45.

Activision Blizzard ( NASDAQ:ATVI) Last published its quarterly results on Monday, April 25. The company reported earnings of $0,28 per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0,67 per share ($0,39). 

Activision Blizzard had a return on equity of 12,70% and a net margin of 29,82%. The business had revenue of $1,77 billion during the quarter, compared to a consensus estimate of $1,80 billion.

 During the same quarter a year earlier, the company earned $0,69 per share. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 22,3% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts predict that Activision Blizzard, Inc. will report 2,49 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several other large investors have also recently increased or reduced their holdings of stocks. Pinnacle Bankcorp Inc. increased its holdings of Activision Blizzard stock by 25,2% during Q1.

 Pinnacle Bankcorp Inc. now owns 2.451 shares of the company valued at $196.000 after buying an additional 493 shares last quarter. Rosenberg Matthew Hamilton increased his holdings of Activision Blizzard stock by 11,7% during Q1. 

Rosenberg Matthew Hamilton now owns 3.182 shares of the company valued at $255.000 after buying an additional 333 shares in the last quarter. Value Partners Investments Inc. increased its holdings of Activision Blizzard stock by 418,3% during Q1. 

Value Partners Investments Inc. now owns 53.720 shares of the company valued at $4.306, 000 after buying another 43.356 shares in the last quarter. Glassman Wealth Services increased its holdings of Activision Blizzard stock by 117,1% during Q1. 

Glassman Wealth Services now owns 736 shares of the company valued at $59.000 after purchasing an additional 397 shares last quarter. Finally, Capital Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new equity stake in Activision Blizzard during Q1 valued at $217.000.

 Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83,11% of the company's shares. Capital Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new equity stake in Activision Blizzard during Q1 valued at $217.000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83,11% of the company's shares. 

Capital Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new equity stake in Activision Blizzard during Q1 valued at $217.000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83,11% of the company's shares.