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ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$63.25

0.16 (0.25%)

, EA

Electronic Arts

$120.09

0.57 (0.48%)

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Activision to continue earnings growth from in-game spending, Barron's says

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) started encouraging more in-game spending, getting users to pay for new weapons, new missions, and new virtual outfits within titles they owned and as a result its stock soared since the beginning of the year, Emily Bary writes in this week's edition of Barron's. Smaller competitors have also ramped up recurring spending, with shares of Electronic Arts (EA) and Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) also jumping in 2017, she notes. Bary adds game makers should continue to see strong earnings growth from in-game spending. Reference Link

ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$63.25

0.16 (0.25%)

EA

Electronic Arts

$120.09

0.57 (0.48%)

TTWO

Take-Two

$107.23

2.76 (2.64%)

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ATVI Activision Blizzard
$63.25

0.16 (0.25%)

09/20/17
BUCK
09/20/17
INITIATION
Target $79
BUCK
Buy
Activision Blizzard initiated with a Buy at Buckingham
Buckingham analyst Scott Krasik initiated Activision Blizzard with a Buy and $79 price target saying it is the best managed and best positioned company within the video game sector to benefit from strong industry dynamics towards digital distribution and in-game content delivery. The analyst sees additional upwards sales and earnings revisions by management and increased attention by consumer investors on the category as traditional retail becomes less investable.
10/04/17
LEHM
10/04/17
INITIATION
Target $65
LEHM
Equal Weight
Activision Blizzard initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Ryan Gee started Activision Blizzard with an Equal Weight rating and $65 price target. The analyst thinks catalysts are priced in at current share levels. He also doesn't believe Candy Crush can grow players or that eSports will be meaningful in the near term.
09/19/17
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09/19/17
NO CHANGE
KEYB
KeyBanc remains positive on Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts
KeyBanc analyst Evan Wingren remains positive on Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), and Take-Two (TTWO) after attending eSCon, a small eSports conference in Los Angeles. The analyst believes interest and momentum in the space remains high, and continues to think the majority of the economics in the industry will accrue to IP owners and scaled technology partners. Therefore, Wingren continues to see the publishers as well-positioned, as well as Amazon's (AMZN) Twitch, Google's (GOOG; GOOGL) YouTube, and Facebook (FB).
09/20/17
BARD
09/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $68
BARD
Outperform
Activision launch of Overwatch League largely on schedule, says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian noted that Activision Blizzard announced the addition of three new Overwatch League franchises and said its inaugural season will launch on January 10, 2018, saying the "soft launch" of preseason matches in December is in line with management's original target of the second half of this year. The analyst, who expects the league to generate a modest revenue boost in the first half of FY18 and notes the company's significant expansion plans for the future, keeps an Outperform rating on Activision shares.
EA Electronic Arts
$120.09

0.57 (0.48%)

10/04/17
LEHM
10/04/17
INITIATION
Target $129
LEHM
Overweight
Electronic Arts initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Ryan Gee started Electronic Arts with an Overweight rating and $129 price target. The analyst is bullish on the company's margin expansion opportunity and accelerating digital revenue growth.
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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.
09/20/17
BUCK
09/20/17
INITIATION
Target $143
BUCK
Buy
Electronic Arts initiated with a Buy at Buckingham
Buckingham analyst Scott Krasik initiated Electronic Arts with a Buy and $143 price target. The analyst sees the shift to digital distribution and in-game content delivery as game changers for the video game publishers, leading to better revenue predictability and higher margins. Kraisk expects further share upside from higher sales and earnings revisions by management, multiple expansion as the company builds its IP portfolio, increased attention by consumer investors on the category as traditional retail becomes less investable.
TTWO Take-Two
$107.23

2.76 (2.64%)

10/04/17
LEHM
10/04/17
INITIATION
Target $115
LEHM
Overweight
Take-Two initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Ryan Gee started Take-Two Interactive Software with an Overweight rating and $115 price target. The analyst views the company as the only video game stock with potential for meaningful earnings upside and material multiple expansion. He recommends being aggressive on the shares into the Spring 2018 launch of Red Dead Online 2.
10/03/17
PIPR
10/03/17
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Take-Two's RDR 2 trailer drawing strong interest, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael J. Olson noted that Take-Two developer Rockstar released a second trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, or RDR 2, which has drawn strong interest with 35M views and a "like to dislike" ration of 52.9. Olson believes the title will have a "blockbuster launch," and sees solid lead-ins from GTA Online and the launch of NBA 2K18. Olson maintains an Overweight rating on Take Two shares.
09/25/17
OPCO
09/25/17
NO CHANGE
Target $112
OPCO
Outperform
Take-Two price target raised to $112 from $93 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwitz raised his price target for Take-Two to $112 from $93 to reflect growing confidence in his normalized EPS estimates, the company's ability to hit FY19 targets, and recognition of multiple new incremental drivers. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
09/20/17
BUCK
09/20/17
INITIATION
Target $120
BUCK
Buy
Take-Two initiated with a Buy at Buckingham
Buckingham analyst Scott Krasik initiated Take-Two with a Buy and a $120 price target telling investors it is in the early innings of realizing economic benefits of digitization, which will drive sales growth and margin expansion. Krasik said FY18 will be a year when base earnings power is reset from annualized sports titles and recurring digital revenue, which investors should assign a higher multiple to Take-Two's "cycle average" earnings as confidence rises over time.

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