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ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$41.68

1.57 (3.91%)

, EA

Electronic Arts

$102.37

5.1 (5.24%)

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Activision Blizzard transition year creates buying opportunity, says Stephens

Stephens analyst Jeff Cohen noted that Activision Blizzard (ATVI), like peers Electronic Arts (EA) and Take-Two (TTWO), gave 2019 guidance that was significantly below consensus and framed it as a transition year. Cohen, who said he feels confident now is the time to be buying as 2019 should represent the trough of earnings power, lowered his price target on the shares to $57 from $65 but keeps an Overweight rating on Activision Blizzard shares.

ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$41.68

1.57 (3.91%)

EA

Electronic Arts

$102.37

5.1 (5.24%)

TTWO

Take-Two

$89.22

-4.2 (-4.50%)

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ATVI Activision Blizzard
$41.68

1.57 (3.91%)

02/13/19
BARD
02/13/19
NO CHANGE
Target $58
BARD
Outperform
Activision Blizzard price target lowered to $58 from $69 at Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian lowered his price target on Activision Blizzard to $58 from $69 following Q4 results. The analyst said management announced several strategic changes and a revamped corporate structure as well as provided guidance which reflect headwinds for "Call of Duty" and in-game transactions for Blizzard franchises. Despite ongoing execution risks, he believes management's sense of urgency is justified and should translate into improving digital growth. Sebastian maintained his Outperform rating on Activision Blizzard shares.
02/13/19
DBAB
02/13/19
NO CHANGE
DBAB
Hold
Deutsche Bank removes short-term Sell catalyst call on Activision Blizzard
Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft removed his short-term Sell catalyst call on Activision Blizzard. The call was based on the view that the multiple transitions management is in the process of implementing would result in a 2019 outlook that is below consensus, Kraft tells investors in a research note. He says the catalyst has played out and is now fully priced into the shares. The analyst keeps a Hold rating on Activision Blizzard.
02/13/19
WEDB
02/13/19
NO CHANGE
Target $56
WEDB
Outperform
Activision Blizzard price target lowered to $56 from $64 at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter lowered his price target for Activision Blizzard to $56 from $64 after the company's Q4 revenue fell below guidance and estimates driven by softer-than-anticipated Call of Duty sales and in-game monetization for Blizzard titles. Nonetheless, the analyst believes Activision Blizzard could deliver outsized earnings growth by scaling King's ad business, accelerating mobile releases, and making certain titles free-to-play. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
02/13/19
MSCO
02/13/19
NO CHANGE
Target $55
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley says Activision Blizzard refocusing 'difficult,' but 'necessary'
Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak said Activision Blizzard is taking "difficult, necessary and smart" steps to refocus, stating that he would rather see the company invest behind its strength to create more content, engagement, and monetization opportunities given his view that "there are no "B" gaming titles, only As and Ds." It is now time to execute and timing and performance uncertainty will likely limit the stock's outperformance until the company can deliver another hit game, added Nowak, who lowered his price target on Activision Blizzard shares to $55 from $60 and keeps an Overweight rating.
EA Electronic Arts
$102.37

5.1 (5.24%)

02/11/19
BARD
02/11/19
NO CHANGE
Target $106
BARD
Outperform
Electronic Arts price target raised to $106 from $90 at Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian raised his price target on Electronic Arts to $106 and kept his Outperform rating after the company disclosed today that the number of active Apex Legends players has topped 25M since its launch. The analyst states that the launch implies a better start the the "phenom" Fortnite game, which took over 40 days to reach 25M users, adding that while the data on player retention and monetization is limited, an upcoming update from Respawn should give investors more visibility on whether Apex will be a hit.
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Tesla (TSLA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord with analyst Jed Dorsheimer saying he thinks electric vehicle, or EV, penetration is underappreciated by Wall Street. 2. Avis Budget (CAR) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst David Tamberrino saying trading at 6.2 times estimated 2019 EBITDA versus a historical trough multiple of 5.9 times and long-term average 8.4 times, shares of Avis look attractive for mean reversion. 3. Electronic Arts (EA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Justin Post citing the surprise start to Apex Legends' new Battle Royale. 4. Hasbro (HAS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Monness Crespi. 5. Lloyds Banking (LYG) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/11/19
JEFF
02/11/19
NO CHANGE
Target $90
JEFF
Buy
Electronic Arts price target raised to $90 from $80 at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Timothy O'Shea raised his price target for Electronic Arts to $90 saying Titanfall Apex Legends is the company's "hottest new game in years." The game is a free battle royale game that seeks to capitalize on the same trends that propelled Fortnite to $2.4B of revenue in 2018, O'Shea tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on shares of Electronic Arts.
02/13/19
RHCO
02/13/19
NO CHANGE
Target $49
RHCO
Buy
Activision Blizzard price target lowered to $49 from $54 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Matthew Thornton lowered his price target on Activision Blizzard (ATVI) to $49, saying the company's reported quarter and guidance were "clearly challenged", with added risk coming from the rising popularity of Electronic Arts' (EA) Apex Legends. The analyst also keeps his Buy rating on the stock, noting that some of its uncertainty has been removed while the management is increasing development investment to accelerate new content. Thornton lowers his FY19 and FY20 EPS by 42c and 43c to $2.25 and $2.50 respectively, adding that his new valuation multiples are in in with historical average and may prove conservative.
TTWO Take-Two
$89.22

-4.2 (-4.50%)

02/07/19
FBCO
02/07/19
NO CHANGE
Target $112
FBCO
Neutral
Take-Two price target lowered to $112 from $126 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju lowered his price target for Take-Two to $112 from $126 following quarterly results. The analyst reiterates a Neutral rating on the shares.
02/12/19
02/12/19
DOWNGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. BHP Billiton (BHP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs. 2. Gilead (GILD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi and to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo. 3. Cisco (CSCO) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst James Faucette saying Cisco's multiple has meaningfully expanded over the past 1.5 years as estimates and expectations have built in a likely benefit from security-driven networking. 4. Take-Two (TTWO) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital with analyst Gerrick Johnson saying that after a 2-year "hype machine" blast for its Red Dead Redemption 2 title and its "strong" premier, the buzz around the game has "dissipated markedly." 5. Fastenal (FAST) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc with analyst Steve Barger saying he continues to view the company as a "best-in-class" distributor with a "sizable first-mover advantage" in OnSite and Vending, but he finds the stock's risk/reward as more balanced near his prior price target of $62. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/12/19
02/12/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $80

Underperform
Take-Two downgraded to Underperform at BMO Capital on dissipating RDR2 'buzz'
As previously reported, BMO Capital analyst Gerrick Johnson downgraded Take-Two to Underperform from Market Perform and cut his price target to $80 from $119. The analyst notes that after a 2-year "hype machine" blast for its Red Dead Redemption 2 title and its "strong" premier, the buzz around the game has "dissipated markedly." Johnson is concerned that game engagement may lapse and the company's ability to monetize the release to "desired levels" may be pressured. The analyst adds that lackluster results by videogame companies have caught up with their high valuations, sending the sector down since the fall. and sees Take-Two as not being immune to the broader downturn.
02/12/19
BMOC
02/12/19
DOWNGRADE
BMOC
Underperform
Take-Two downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital

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LBY

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AGI

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