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ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$60.21

-1.17 (-1.91%)

, TTWO

Take-Two

$88.32

-2.65 (-2.91%)

05:08
08/11/17
08/11
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05:08

July NPD video game software sales rose 18%, says Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson says July NPD video game software sales were up 18% year-over-year, driven by ongoing strength from Nintendo (NTDOY), which had three of the top five titles for the month. The numbers bode well for Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Take-Two (TTWO), Olson tells investors in a research note. He keeps Overweight ratings on the those two as well as Electronic Arts (EA).

ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$60.21

-1.17 (-1.91%)

TTWO

Take-Two

$88.32

-2.65 (-2.91%)

EA

Electronic Arts

$113.99

-2.12 (-1.83%)

NTDOY

Nintendo

$40.61

-1.65 (-3.90%)

  • 05

    Sep

ATVI Activision Blizzard
$60.21

-1.17 (-1.91%)

08/04/17
UBSW
08/04/17
NO CHANGE
Target $72
UBSW
Buy
Activision Blizzard price target raised to $72 from $67 at UBS
UBS analyst Eric Sheridan raised his price target on Activision Blizzard to $72 from $67 following its better than expected Q2 results. The analyst cited its execution on engagement and monetization for its key franchises as the secular shift to higher margins digital revenues were on display. He sees a multi-year runway of gaming trends that should drive increased monetization and high free cash flow conversion for its key franchises. Sheridan reiterated his Buy rating on Activision shares.
08/04/17
JEFF
08/04/17
NO CHANGE
Target $78
JEFF
Buy
Activision Blizzard building Disney-type media business, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Timothy O'Shea raised his price target for Activision Blizzard (ATVI) to $78 from $68 while listing five reasons to buy the stock in a post-earnings research note. The company generated $1B of in-game spending in Q2, which is a "meaningful driver" of margin expansion, O'Shea writes. He expects Destiny 2 and Call of Duty WW2 to drive strong second half of 2017 results. Activision is building a Disney-type media business for the 21st Century, argues O'Shea. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
08/04/17
WEDB
08/04/17
NO CHANGE
WEDB
Activision Blizzard price target raised to $75 from $62.50 at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter estimates that Activision Blizzard's EPS could reach $3 by 2018, and he thinks that its new investments could enable its margins and profits to rise "for the next several years." The analyst raised his price target on the stock in the wake of the company's better than expected results and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
08/04/17
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. GoPro (GPRO) was upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Longbow and to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James. 2. Yelp (YELP) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MKM Partners and to Neutral from Sell at Roth Capital. 3. Synaptics (SYNA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum with analyst Anthony Stoss saying he expects to see substantial TDDI volume increases in fiscal 2018 and believes its optical fingerprint sensor should be a strong growth driver. 4. Activision Blizzard (ATVI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Justin Post citing the solid second quarter beat on strong digital content. 5. Arista Networks (ANET) was upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan and to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
TTWO Take-Two
$88.32

-2.65 (-2.91%)

08/03/17
PIPR
08/03/17
NO CHANGE
Target $100
PIPR
Overweight
Take-Two price target raised to $100 from $83 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson raised his price target for Take-Two Interactive to $100 saying the company reported a "very strong" quarter. The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares.
08/03/17
KEYB
08/03/17
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Take-Two price target raised to $104 from $87 at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Evan Wingren raised his price target on Take-Two after the company reported much stronger than expected results. The analyst says that the strong user metrics for its GTA game has caused him to raise his estimates for its RDR2 offering. He keeps an Overweight rating.
08/03/17
BNCH
08/03/17
NO CHANGE
Target $100
BNCH
Buy
Take-Two price target raised to $100 from $85 at Benchmark
Benchmark analyst Mike Hickey thinks Take-Two has a compelling FY19 growth profile, citing Red Dead Redemption 2 and future content for GTA Online, and he believes the company could see acquisition consideration. He raised his price target on Take-Two shares to $100 from $85 and keeps a Buy rating on the stock following the company's Q1 report.
08/03/17
OPCO
08/03/17
NO CHANGE
Target $93
OPCO
Outperform
Take-Two price target raised to $93 from $85 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwitz raised his price target for Take-Two to $93 from $85 following quarterly results and as he sees annual earnings volatility decreasing, a growing mobile business, continued secular tailwinds, and an upcoming mega-year. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
EA Electronic Arts
$113.99

-2.12 (-1.83%)

07/26/17
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Chipotle (CMG) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies with analyst Andy Barish saying the current valuation and consensus estimates "now reflect the reality" of Chipotle's path to recovery. 2. Biogen (BIIB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Terence Flynn saying the company's balance sheet is under-levered, which provides flexibility, while Aducanumab provides Alzheimer's optionality. 3. DSW (DSW) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush with the firm saying it is more confident that second quarter results will beat expectations and that the company will reiterate its full-year guidance after conducting checks and speaking with the company. 4. Electronic Arts (EA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Justin Post citing a strong fiscal 2019 outlook. 5. Novartis (NVS) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Vincent Meunier upgrading the company two notches to Overweight from Underweight following a "massive" reset in consensus expectations. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/26/17
BOFA
07/26/17
UPGRADE
Target $131
BOFA
Buy
Electronic Arts upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Justin Post upgraded Electronic Arts to Buy and increased its price target to $131 from $125 based on a strong FY19 outlook The analyst thinks EA sports franchises and Star Wars Battlefront 2 are a lock for a solid holiday, and expects FY19 expectations to move up in FY18. Post expects positive sentiment to be driven by strong digital industry trends, digital monetization of Battlefront, and a strong slate of FY19 releases. The analyst raised FY19 estimates to $5.22/$5.7B from $4.96/$5.58B.
07/28/17
KEYB
07/28/17
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Electronic Arts should be bought at current levels, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Evan Wingren analyst Electronic Arts' lower than expected Q2 EPS guidance primarily on the timing of the company's marketing spending. He thinks that the company's unchanged full-year EPS guidance continues to look conservative. He recommends buying the stock.
07/28/17
JEFF
07/28/17
NO CHANGE
Target $135
JEFF
Buy
Electronic Arts price target raised to $135 from $123 at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Timothy O'Shea raised his price target for Electronic Arts to $135 saying the "solid beat" during a traditionally slow quarter underscores how the company is becoming more predictable and profitable with its event-driven live services model. If Star Wars Battlefront 2, EA's most important launch of FY18, is a hit, it could drive meaningful upside to earnings, the analyst tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
NTDOY Nintendo
$40.61

-1.65 (-3.90%)

06/14/17
GSCO
06/14/17
NO CHANGE
Target $171
GSCO
Conviction Buy
Goldman ups Nvidia price target to $171 on higher Nintendo Switch forecast
Goldman Sachs analyst Toshiya Hari raised his revenue and EPS estimates for Nvidia (NVDA) to account for higher forecasts for Nintendo's (NTDOY) new Switch gaming console and higher Automotive gross margin assumptions. Hari accordingly raised his price target on Nvidia to $171 from $165 and maintains a Buy rating on the stock, which remains on the firm's Conviction List.
06/27/17
CHLM
06/27/17
NO CHANGE
Target $17
CHLM
Buy
Craig-Hallum predicts 'strong beat and raise' coming from Cypress Semi
Craig-Hallum analyst Anthony Stoss believes Cypress Semiconductor can hit the $545M midpoint of its Q2 guidance on $20M in incremental Nintendo (NTDOY) Switch revenues alone even if the rest of its business if sequentially flat and he predicts it will "handily beat" the consensus revenue estimate of $546M. He raised his estimates for the June and September end quarters for both revenue and EPS and reiterates a Buy rating and $17 price target on Cypress Semi shares.
06/14/17
LYON
06/14/17
UPGRADE
LYON
Underperform
Nintendo upgraded to Underperform from Sell at CLSA
07/18/17
PIPR
07/18/17
NO CHANGE
PIPR
June NPD video game software sales dropped 5%, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson says June NPD video game software sales were down 5% year-over-year due to a tough compare with Activision Blizzard's (ATVI) Overwatch the prior year. Top titles for June included Nintendo's (NTDOY) ARMS and Tekken 7 from Bandai Namco, Olson tells investors in a research note. He notes that for the June quarter, Activision results are down 42% and Take-Two (TTWO) NPD results are down 12% relative to his expectations for down 33% and down 3%, respectively. He remains comfortable with his estimates, however, and keeps Overweight ratings on Activision, Electronic Arts (EA) and Take-Two.

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