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EA

Electronic Arts

$109.47

2.48 (2.32%)

10:21
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EA may be forced to change practices after 'Star Wars' game uproar, CNBC says

Electronic Arts' profitable business model is now at risk after angry gamers revolted over its aggressive in-game moneymaking strategy in "Stars Wars Battlefront II," according to CNBC. The controversy seems to be hurting the sales of the game, with leading gaming personalities believing EA will be forced to change its practices after the micro-transaction controversy, the report noted. Reference Link

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EA Electronic Arts
$109.47

2.48 (2.32%)

11/14/17
PIPR
11/14/17
NO CHANGE
Target $130
PIPR
Overweight
Star Wars Battlefront II can 'rise above' reviews, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson notes that early reviews for Electronic Arts' "Star Wars Battlefront II" have been hurt by negative sentiment around the game's character progression system. However, the initial meta review score of the game on PS4 of 79 is still up from the prior version and he believes the game can "rise above" the reviews given fan interest in the franchise, unless they are extremely negative. Olson maintains an Overweight rating and $130 price target on EA shares.
11/17/17
MSCO
11/17/17
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley say EA change reduces risk of Battlefront 2 unit miss
After Electronic Arts "gave in" to heavy fan criticism by turning off all in-game purchases for "Star Wars Battlefront 2," Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak said the change reduces the risk of a unit miss due to negative headlines but also speaks to how EA needs to refine its microtransaction strategy. The key now will be how the digital monetization offerings function and how well EA can create "pinchpoints" without impairing the game experience, Nowak tells investors. He keeps an Overweight rating on Electronic Arts shares, which are sliding this morning following the announcement.
11/17/17
BARD
11/17/17
NO CHANGE
Target $130
BARD
Outperform
Electronic Arts made right move in suspending micropayments, says Baird
Electronic Arts (EA) postponing in-game purchases for Star Wars: Battlefront II in response to pushback surrounding loot crates and microtransactions is the right step, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian tells investors in a research note. The analyst expects the game will still attract a large Star Wars fan base as well as holiday gift givers. Sebastian keeps an Outperform rating on Electronic Arts with a $130 price target. Should Battlefront II underperform amid recent negative publicity, Sebastian sees Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Ubisoft (UBSFY) benefitting.
11/20/17
KEYB
11/20/17
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Battlefront 2 reaction an opportunity to add to Electronic Arts, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Evan Wingren views the negative reaction to "Star Wars Battlefront 2" as an opportunity to add to Electronic Arts (EA), Take-Two (TTWO), and Activision Blizzard (ATVI) positions. The analyst continues to believe it is a better-quality game with more content, which should win out in the long run. The bigger concern from this launch is the negative press cycle, which has crept into the mainstream attention away from hardcore blogs and subreddits, he adds. Ultimately, Wingren views the unit risk as transitory too, as long as the game sells well in its core demographic, and the mechanisms to which players could reportedly pay gain a competitive advantage are addressed.

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21st Century Fox

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Viacom

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EQIX

Equinix

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MetLife

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GM

General Motors

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TCEHY

Tencent

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Alibaba

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Amazon.com

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HUM

Humana

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ORCL

Oracle

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Valeant

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KMF

Kayne Anderson Midstream/Energy Fund

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Kayne Anderson MLP

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Kayne Anderson Energy

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Kayne Anderson Energy

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CSX

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CBOE

CBOE Holdings

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DIS

Disney

$111.27

0.7 (0.63%)

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21st Century Fox

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ALK

Alaska Air

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1.44 (2.08%)

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ONCE

Spark Therapeutics

$46.37

1.16 (2.57%)

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