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SNE

Sony

$33.36

0.53 (1.61%)

13:47
04/21/17
04/21
13:47
04/21/17
13:47

Sony upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan

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SNE Sony
$33.36

0.53 (1.61%)

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.
01/17/17
WEDB
01/17/17
NO CHANGE
WEDB
Neutral
Wedbush has questions about potential success of Nintendo Switch
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter argued earlier Tuesday that the pricing and software lineup for Nintendo's (NTDOY) new "Switch" gaming console "raise questions" about its chance of success. The device, which combines a tablet design with the ability for TV docking, will launch on March 3 at $300, which Pachter notes is not more affordable than existing consoles from Sony (SNE) and Microsoft (MSFT). The analyst concedes that Nintendo is clearly betting on the Switch's unique gameplay possibilities, but argues that it still needs to convince a larger audience outside of its core fans and that Nintendo is unlikely to attract much support for the "underpowered" device from external game developers. Reiterating a Neutral rating and Y15,000 price target on Nintendo shares, Pachter forecasts Switch unit sales of 1M and 5M in FY17 and FY18, respectively.
02/28/17
BARD
02/28/17
NO CHANGE
Target $24
BARD
Outperform
Baird sees more risk for GameStop from Xbox Game Pass
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian believes Microsoft's (MSFT) new Xbox Game Pass subscription "further raises the risk profile" for GameStop (GME). The subscription service could add another layer of competitive pressure, Sebastian tells investors in an intraday research note. He believes Xbox Game Pass, which is similar to existing programs offered by Sony (SNE) and Electronic Arts (EA), underscores the importance of GameStop's diversification strategy. Sebastian keeps an Outperform rating on the shares with a $24 price target, but prefers additional pullbacks to put new money to work. GameStop is down 6% to $24.86 in early afternoon trading.
04/17/17
PIPR
04/17/17
NO CHANGE
PIPR
March NPD video game software sales rose 5%, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson notes March NPD video game software sales were up 5% year-over-year, helped by the launch of Nintendo's (NTDOY) Switch console. Top titles for the month included Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breadth of the Wild and Sony's (SNE) Horizon Zero Dawn, Olson tells investors in a research note. While Activision's (ATVI) and Take-Two's (TTWO) NPD results were down for the quarter relative to his estimates, the analyst remains comfortable with his forecasts due to contributions not counted by NPD. Olson keeps Overweight ratings on Activision, Take-Two and Electronic Arts (EA).

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