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Take-Two

$45.49

-0.12 (-0.26%)

, SNE

Sony

$32.72

-0.22 (-0.67%)

08:04
10/07/16
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08:04
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2K, Hangar 13 announce availability of Mafia III

2K (TTWO) and Hangar 13 announced that Mafia III, the organized crime drama set in the immersive open world of 1968 New Bordeaux, is now available for PlayStation 4 (SNE) computer entertainment system, Xbox One (MSFT) and Windows PC.

TTWO

Take-Two

$45.49

-0.12 (-0.26%)

SNE

Sony

$32.72

-0.22 (-0.67%)

MSFT

Microsoft

$57.74

0.1 (0.17%)

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TTWO Take-Two
$45.49

-0.12 (-0.26%)

09/09/16
PIPR
09/09/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
August NPD video game software sales rose 1%, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson says August NPD video game software sales were up 1% year-over-year, driven by Sony (SNE) publishing No Man's Sky and Electronic Arts' (EA) Madden NFL 17. The data are most positive for Activision Blizzard (ATVI), which continued to benefit from sell-through of incremental title Overwatch, Olson tells investors in a research note. He believes the monthly numbers are largely irrelevant for Take-Two (TTWO), since NBA 2K17 is due out in September, and GameStop (GME), since the company announced October quarter guidance at the end of August.
08/04/16
08/04/16
NO CHANGE

On The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Pacific Biosciences (PACB), up 17%... MasTec (MTZ), up 9.6%... Aratana Therapeutics (PETX), up 9.2%... Lion's Gate (LGF), up 6.4%... Priceline (PCLN), up 5.7%... Ubiquiti (UBNT), up 5.5%... MercadoLibre (MELI), up 4.1%... Organovo (ONVO), up 3.9%... Kraft Heinz (KHC), up 3.3%... EOG Resources (EOG), up 2.8%... Monster Beverage (MNST), up 1.2%... TASER (TASR), up 1.2%... Take-Two (TTWO), up 0.9%... Activision Blizzard (ATVI), up 1%... BioMarin (BMRN), up 0.4%. ALSO HIGHER: Egalet (EGLT), up 31.2% after the company announced that an FDA advisory committee recommended approval of its ARYMO ER drug... Rackspace (RAX), up 17.6% after the Wall Street Journal reported that the company was near a takeover deal with a private equity buyer... Osiris (OSIR), up 8.5% after it said that the manuscript from its prospective trial using Grafix was published. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Hortonworks (HDP), down 26.2%... PDL BioPharma (PDLI), down 17.5%... FireEye (FEYE), down 15.8%... Sierra Wireless (SWIR), down 15.6%... Aquinox (AQXP), down 14.7%... Zynga (ZNGA), down 9.4%... Universal Display (OLED), down 8.2%... Weight Watchers (WTW), down 7.6%... Zillow Group (Z, ZG), down 5.5%... Arista Networks (ANET), down 4.5%... Noodles & Company (NDLS), down 4.3%... Merrimack (MACK), down 1.7%... Bankrate (RATE), down 1.7%.
08/12/16
PIPR
08/12/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
July NPD video game software sales dropped 13%, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson notes that July NPD video game software sales were down 13% year-over-year. The analyst attributes the decline to a difficult comparison with sell-through of Batman Arkham Knight the prior year and a bunch of new releases during July 20. Olson views the data as a "slight positive" for GameStop's (GME) July quarter and "irrelevant" for Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA) and Take-Two (TTWO). The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on all four names.
10/06/16
PIPR
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $51
PIPR
Overweight
Take-Two price target raised to $51 from $45 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson raised his price target for Take-Two Interactive to $51 saying he believes the next iteration of Red Dead will hit in the second half of 2017. The analyst notes that 23% of the 450 console owners his firm surveyed expected that they would buy the game, which would translate into 17M units. Olson keeps an Overweight rating on Take-Two.
SNE Sony
$32.72

-0.22 (-0.67%)

07/06/16
07/06/16
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. TASER (TASR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at CL King with analyst George Godfrey citing strong organic growth, a leading position in body cameras, low international market exposure, accelerating earnings growth and margin expansion, and weapons segment opportunity growth. 2. Sony (SNE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Hiroshi Taguchi saying the company's shipment growth will likely exceed expectations. 3. U.S. Steel (X) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank with analyst Jorge Beristain citing his firm's improved steel price outlook as well as the company's' balance sheet refinancing. 4. SunPower (SPWR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with Julien Dumoulin-Smith citing valuation, a strong technology track record and product development, early indications that utility scale margins are proving more intact versus expectations, and a solid balance sheet. 5. Royal Gold (RGLD) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James and to Buy from Neutral at Dundee. Raymond James analyst Phil Russo upgraded Royal Gold to Outperform and increased his price target to $85 from $72 following amended terms at Mt Milligan with new operator Centerra Gold. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/24/16
STFL
08/24/16
NO CHANGE
STFL
Ambarella Q2 revenue guidance could beat expectations, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Kevin Cassidy says he is "cautiously optimistic" that Ambarella's (AMBA) Q2 revenue guidance will come in above expectations. The company was worried about whether Sony (SNE) would be able to meet demand for its sensors used in high end surveillance cameras, but recent checks show that it was able to do so, the analyst stated. Additionally, Ambarella's Q3 guidance should project year-over-year growth, given GoPro's (GPRO) initial Hero 5 builds, according to Cassidy. He keeps an $86 price target and Buy rating on Ambarella.
08/18/16
PIPR
08/18/16
NO CHANGE
Target $41
PIPR
Overweight
Piper Jaffray bullish on GameStop ahead of quarterly results
With GameStop (GME) scheduled to report results next week, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson sees potential for slight July quarter upside driven by May launches of Sony's (SNE) Uncharted 4 and Activision's (ATVI) Overwatch. Further, the analyst expects largely unchanged fiscal year guide, and anticipates improving software growth in the second half of the year, driven by easier comps and a next-generation console footprint that he believes is over 60M units. Olson reiterates an Overweight rating and $41 price target on GameStop's shares.
MSFT Microsoft
$57.74

0.1 (0.17%)

09/13/16
PACS
09/13/16
NO CHANGE
PACS
Microsoft cloud revenue could triple in four years, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest analyst Brent Bracelin says that Microsoft's cloud revenue "has the potential to triple in four years to $40B plus." The analyst thinks that the company could use artificial technology to create new "smart applications." He says the shares could exceed their all-time high of $58.72 and keeps a $65 price target and Overweight rating on the stock.
09/23/16
RHCO
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Buy
SunTrust says Twitter would help Salesforce deal with Microsoft
SunTrust analyst John Rizzuto believes a potential acquisition of Twitter (TWTR) could give Salesforce (CRM) a "strong external social platform" that can enhance its ecosystem while addressing the longer-term threat from Microsoft (MSFT). With less than $2B of cash on hand, Salesforce would need to raise much of the required capital as equity with a smaller debt component, Rizzuto tells investors in a research note. The analyst remains positive on Salesforce shares with a Buy rating. CNBC's David Faber reported earlier today that Twitter is getting closer to a sale and he named Salesforce as one of the potential suitors. Salesforce is down 5% to $70.69 while Twitter is up 19% to $22.12 in afternoon trading.
09/26/16
CANT
09/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $42
CANT
Buy
Yelp takeout chances increased with share conversion, says Cantor
Yelp's (YELP) conversion of Class B super-voting shares into regular Class A shares late last week increases the company's takeout potential, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali tells investors in a research note. Yelp, especially following recent improvements in the underlying growth fundamentals of the business, has become "an easier, and more likely" acquisition target, the analyst contends. The analyst views Facebook (FB), Priceline (PCLN), TripAdvisor (TRIP) and Microsoft (MSFT) as potential acquirers of Yelp. Squali estimates Yelp could be worth $53 per share in a takeout. He keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a $42 price target. The stock is up 2% to $40.35 in early trading.
10/06/16
OPCO
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Microsoft, Amazon well positioned to enable cloud, AI trends, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan notes that machine learning and artificial intelligence have been use to improve applications and acceleration of infrastructure builds, with "intelligent software" designed to make lives easier and more productive. Further, the analyst sees communications and cloud services continuing to converge, with infrastructure and data as key components to AI. Microsoft (MSFT) and Amazon (AMZN) Web Service are well positioned to enable these trends, he contends, adding that he see colocation providers, such as Equinix (EQIX) and Interxion (INXN), and networking companies like Zayo Group (ZAYO) GTT Communications (GTT) as beneficiaries.

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