Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Money | By Ralph Mccoy

Activision Blizzard Reportedly Planning Massive Layoffs - Battle Royale

Activision Blizzard Reportedly Planning Massive Layoffs - Battle Royale

The ATVI switched 2.07% away from its 52 week minimum and distanced -48.74% from its 52 week peak. ValuEngine cut Activision Blizzard from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Thursday, February 7th. On February 8th, 2019, volume rose to about 1,420,728 transactions. The default time frame for comparing up periods to down periods is 14, as in 14 trading days. The price of the stock the last time has dropped by -5.69% from its Week high price while it is dropped higher than its 52-Week low price. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has topped consensus earnings estimates in 10 quarters (83%), missed earnings in 2 quarters (16%), whereas at 0 occasion EPS met analyst expectations. All in all, the trends of the stock market were shifting slowly but surely. The shares price has positioned -38.38% down over the past quarter while it has directed -43.11% toward a falling position throughout past six months. The price earnings ratio (P/E) ratio helps investors analyze how much they should pay for a stock based on its current earnings. What's more, with the video game market is projected to reach $180.2 billion in 2021, up from roughly $138 billion in 2018, Activision must guide in a way that suggests it expects to capture a sizable chunk of that market. Is it a worthwhile investment opportunity? Analysts therefore consider the investment a net gain. Icon Advisers Comm has invested 0.09% of its capital in Activision Blizzard, Inc. Analysts at Goldman, started covering the stock on January 30 with a Neutral rating. On average, these analysts now have a Strong Buy recommendation with a mean rating of 4.45. (NASDAQ:ATVI) rating. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $86 target. The volatility change in the previous week has observed by 3.30% and experienced of 3.25% change in the last month.

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Bloomberg reports that Activision Blizzard is planning massive layoffs Tuesday, ahead of a quarterly earnings call.

Many are predicting that the results of the earnings call tomorrow will show a loss, which may explain the sudden change in stock, as investors might have sold in anticipation of this bad news. The company operates through three segments: Activision Publishing, Inc; Blizzard Entertainment, Inc; and King Digital Entertainment. Turning to other widely-considered trading data, this company's half yearly performance is observed to be negative at -37.99%. The company has a quick ratio of 2.01, a current ratio of 2.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. On Friday, January 11 the company was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. In its financial call, COO Coddy Johnson said there would be an eight percent reduction in headcount at Activision Blizzard.

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