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ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$46.01

-5.34 (-10.40%)

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ActivisionBlizzard options active Friday morning as shares drop 12%

ActivisionBlizzard options active Friday morning as shares drop 12%. The stock off $6.40 to $44.95 after the company announced that Bungie will take over the Destiny franchise, which will apparently result in a loss of revenue for ATVI. Some players in the options market seem to be anticipating a rebound during the trading day, as expiring Jan 11th 46 calls were bought for 19 and 21c per contract. Nearly 17K changed hands against 81 contracts open interest. Separately, 5.6K Jan 43 - 49 put spreads sold at $3.40 and probably rolls long puts down six strikes. Lastly, 2.2K Jan20 40 - 52.5 risk-reversals print 60c and appears to be a bullish one-year trade in the name. Total volume is 3X daily average at 26K calls and 21K puts.

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ATVI Activision Blizzard
$46.01

-5.34 (-10.40%)

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MKMP
01/11/19
NO CHANGE
Target $48
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Neutral
Activision Blizzard price target lowered to $48 from $68 at MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Eric Handler lowered his price target on Activision Blizzard to $48 and kept his Neutral rating, citing the company's "reduced financial visibility and limited capital appreciation potential" for 2019. The analyst notes that the company's portfolio is "in need of being reinvigorated, especially with Live Service", but expects 2019 to be a year of transition for Activision Blizzard as it scales down its "non-franchise games". Handler further warns that the company's earnings could decline by high-single to low-double digits in FY19, which would require a "significant downward revision in Street estimates."
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01/11/19
NO CHANGE
Target $52
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Market Perform
Activision Blizzard price target lowered to $52 from $60 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Gerrick Johnson lowered his price target on Activision Blizzard to $52 after its announcement that it will turn the development rights to Destiny franchise to Bungie. The analyst also lowers his FY19 EPS view by 5c to $2.60 to reflect the decision while keeping his Market Perform rating on the stock. Johnson adds that while the economics of publishing Destiny games may have turned, he ponders whether the move is "too soon on what, just a few years ago, seemed a crown jewel in the Activision Publishing portfolio."
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01/11/19
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Outperform
Activision likely decided to end Bungie agreement, says William Blair
William Blair analyst Ralph Schackart believes the end of the Bungie partnership was likely an Activision Blizzard-driven decision, as Destiny 2 had been underperforming commercial expectations. Despite solid unit sales, it appears the game did not meet expectations on reach and in-game monetization, Schackart tells investors in a research note. He imagines Activision will redeploy developers earmarked to Destiny to existing or new intellectual property that is fully owned. However, the analyst believes last night's announcement, which follows recent management departures, will create more near-term uncertainty. Looking forward, three Blizzard games, Overwatch, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft are likely to decline in 2019, which made Activision's performance during the year particularly important, says Schackart. Nonetheless, he believes Activision "will ultimately manage through the recent near-term headwinds." He keeps an Outperform rating on Activision Blizzard.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Take-Two (TTWO), Electronic Arts (EA), Glu Mobile (GLUU) were initiated with an Overweight at Stephens, while the analyst also initiated Zynga (ZNGA) and Ubisoft (UBSFY) with an Equal Weight. 2. Domino's Pizza (DPZ) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen. 3. Okta (OKTA) and Zscaler (SZ) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray. 4. Lennar (LEN), D.R. Horton (DHI) and NVR (NVR) initiated with a Buy and KB Home (KBH), PulteGroup (PHM), Hovnanian (HOV) and Toll Brothers (TOL) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham. 5. VMware (VMW) reinstated with a Neutral at Goldman SachsThis 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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