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ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$65.17

-0.23 (-0.35%)

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Activision Blizzard says Destiny hits record day-one sales for PlayStation Store

Bungie and Activision Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, delivered the world-renowned, first-person action game, Destiny 2, to players across the globe on September 6 on PlayStation 4 systems with additional, timed exclusive content, and Xbox One.The original Destiny became the biggest new console video game franchise launch in history, and Destiny 2 surpassed the original's records for engagement and digital sales in launch week. This universe will welcome players in on a new platform next month for the first time on PC. Destiny 2 PC is available for pre-order now and is coming October 24 at retail and as the first non-Blizzard game to be offered digitally via Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment's online gaming service. "With franchise pre-order records broken, and record day-one performance on PlayStation Store, it's exciting to see engagement at the highest ever week-one concurrency for the franchise. Destiny 2 is off to a strong start as the #1 console gaming launch week of the year to date," said Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg. "With the PC version yet to ship, Destiny 2 sets the stage for being one of the biggest video game entertainment events of the year." Destiny 2 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is available at a suggested retail price of $59.99.

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ATVI Activision Blizzard
$65.17

-0.23 (-0.35%)

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FBCO
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Facebook at top of investors preferences in consumer internet sector, says Credit Suisse
According to conversations he had over the last few weeks, Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju says not much has changed in positioning around long-term investment theses, with earnings results driving the willingness to upside/downsize. Hence investors' most favored list has shifted to number 1 Facebook (FB), number 2 Amazon (AMZN), and number 3 Google (GOOG; GOOGL), he said. Away from the large caps, the analyst notes that MercadoLibre (MELI) as well as the videogame stocks remain popular topics for discussion, with increasing activity in Take-Two (TTWO) relative to Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Electronic Arts (EA).
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August NPD video game software sales fell 15%, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson notes August NPD video game software sales fell 15% year-over-year due to a tough compare with a new title release the prior year. . August is the second month of the September quarter for Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA) and Take-Two (TTWO), Olson tells investors in a research note. He believes Activision and Take-Two are tracking ahead of his expectations thus far in the quarter while Electronic Arts' NPD results are down 16% relative to his estimate for a 5% decline, due largely to Madden NFL.
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Target $65
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Activision Blizzard initiated with a Neutral at Goldman Sachs
Goldman analyst Christopher Merwin initiated Activision Blizzard with a Neutral and a $65 price target saying shares are up 77% year-to-date driven by optimism around 2018. Merwin views Activision as a core holding but would look for opportunities to add to positions at more attractive levels.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. DowDuPont (DWDP) initiated with a Top Pick at RBC Capital. 2. Electronic Arts (EA) was initiated with a Conviction Buy while Activision Blizzard (ATVI) was initiated with a Neutral at Goldman Sachs. 3. AB InBev (BUD) initiated with a Buy at Argus. 4. LivaNova (LIVN) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies. 5. Fate Therapeutics (FATE) resumed with an Outperform at Leerink. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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