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ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$66.37

1.71 (2.64%)

, TTWO

Take-Two

$116.91

2.89 (2.53%)

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Activision Blizzard, Take-Two best positioned to take share in eSports, says KeyBanc

KeyBanc analyst Evan Wingren believes 2018 is a crucial year for eSports, with the Overwatch League and the League of Legends North American League Championship Series defining the initial success or failure of eSports despite the relatively young competitive environment within Overwatch. Wingren views Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Take-Two (TTWO) as best positioned to take share in the eSports market as of now.

ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$66.37

1.71 (2.64%)

TTWO

Take-Two

$116.91

2.89 (2.53%)

ATVI Activision Blizzard
$66.37

1.71 (2.64%)

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KEYB
KeyBanc bullish on Take-Two, Activision Blizzard
KeyBanc analyst Evan Wingren recommends buying Take-Two (TTWO) and Activision Blizzard (ATVI), and says he sees video game valuations as attractive given his expectation for fundamentals continuing to uptick in 2018. Additionally, the analyst notes that he favors Take-Two/Activision Blizzard over Electronic Arts (EA) in the near-term given Star Wars issues, but continues to recommend long-term exposure given the secular trends, profitability, better year over year comps in FY19, and a lower valuation. Wingren also sees slightly positive risk/reward for Zynga in the near term as the turnaround story continues to be favorable.
12/20/17
BARD
12/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $75
BARD
Outperform
Activision Blizzard estimates raised at Baird after CoD sales update
After Activision Blizzard announced this morning that total sell-through for "Call of Duty: WWII" has surpassed $1B, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian increased his Q4 revenue estimate to $2.54B from $2.46B, which he notes is above consensus, and his Q4 EPS estimate in-line with consensus at 90c, up from his prior 85c forecast. The analyst, who thinks strong Activision Publishing performance in Q4 will help drive significant digital sales in 2018, keeps an Outperform rating and $75 price target on the stock.
12/20/17
GSCO
12/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $73
GSCO
Buy
Datapoints suggest upside to Activision Blizzard Q4, says Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Christopher Merwin notes that Activision Blizzard disclosed that Call of Duty WWII sell-through to date has passed $1B globally, following a recent datapoint from NPD that WWII is the best-selling Call of Duty title since Black Ops II. The analyst believes these two datapoints could suggest upside to consensus Q4 EPS estimates and importantly buyside expectations for 2018 guidance, assuming a strong digital sell season for Call of Duty in 2018 and continued execution at Blizzard and King. He reiterates a Buy rating and $73 price target on the shares.
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01/04/18
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Benchmark includes Alibaba, Activision among best ideas for first half
Benchmark analysts have complied their list of Best Ideas for the first half of 2018, which includes Axcelis (ACLS), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Alibaba (BABA), BioTelemetry (BEAT), LivePerson (LPSN), Marvell (MRVL), NCR Corp. (NCR), Omnicell (OMCL), Pegasystems (PEGA), Quantenna (QTNA), Sinclair Broadcast (SBGI), Select Medical (SEM), STAAR Surgical (STAA) and Western Digital (WDC).
TTWO Take-Two
$116.91

2.89 (2.53%)

12/07/17
BARD
12/07/17
NO CHANGE
BARD
Data so far suggesting healthy holiday game sales, says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian noted that French game maker Ubisoft (UBSFY) raised its revenue and margin guidance for the December quarter, which he views as a slight positive for video game industry sales momentum this holiday season. Data also point to solid sales for both Sony's (SNE) PS4 and Nintendo's (NTDOY) Switch, which are a driver of software as well as a key catalyst for Gamestop (GME), Sebastian added. Other publicly traded companies in the video game space include Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), Take-Two (TTWO) and Microsoft (MSFT).
12/08/17
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12/08/17
NO CHANGE
PIPR
November NPD video game software sales rose 9%, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson notes that November NPD video game software sales were up 9% year-over-year, driven by strong growth for Call of Duty: WWII and Assassin's Creed Origins, offsetting Star Wars Battlefront II, which was down versus the prior iteration. November is the second month of the December quarter for Activision (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA) and Take-Two (TTWO), with results looking most positive for Activision, Olson tells investors in a research note. He believes EA is facing challenges with consumer frustration around Star Wars microtransactions while Take-Two will continue to rely on NBA 2K18 and GTA Online. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on all three names.
12/18/17
BTIG
12/18/17
INITIATION
Target $142
BTIG
Buy
Take-Two initiated with a Buy at BTIG
BTIG analyst Brandon Ross initiated Take-Two with a Buy rating and price target of $142 as part of his broader note forecasting a multi-year run in videogame stocks thanks to their expanding user engagement. Ross says Take-Two will be further supported with the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 and the approaching update to Grand Theft Auto franchise in the early 2020's.

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Facebook

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New York Times

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21st Century Fox

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Apple

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Netflix

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Apple

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Airbus

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Genmab

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Johnson & Johnson

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