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Activision Blizzard

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Employees outraged at Activision Blizzard's handling of layoffs, Kotaku reports

Following Activision Blizzard's announcement that it was reducing its workforce by 8% along with its earnings report last night, employees at the company have been reacting with "rage," Kotaku's Jason Schreier reports, citing 20 people who were laid off or close to those being laid off, as well as others with knowledge as to what's happening with the company. "It's a bloodbath here," one Blizzard employee told Jason Schreier. "A lot more cuts than we were expecting." Sources told the Kotaku reporter that the consensus around the move was rage, namely at CEO Bobby Kotick's comments that the company had just gone through a "record year," at the way company executives seemingly view their employees as numbers on a spreadsheet, and at the callousness in which the job cuts were handled. Even employees who felt that the layoffs were necessary or justifiable told Schreier that they were shocked by the scale, scope, and coldness from management. Reference Link

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ATVI Activision Blizzard
$44.91

3.23 (7.75%)

02/13/19
JEFF
02/13/19
NO CHANGE
Target $75
JEFF
Buy
Activision Blizzard guidance enough given low expectations, says Jefferies
Reflecting the fact that Blizzard does not have a major front-line release in 2019, Activision Blizzard's 2019 earnings per share outlook of $2.10 is below Street at $2.50 but will be seen as enough to satisfy investors given very low expectations, Jefferies analyst Timothy O'Shea tells investors in a post-earnings research note. The analyst views current valuation levels as an attractive entry point and sees 2020 as the likely "payoff" from the transition year in 2019. He keeps a Buy rating on Activision Blizzard with a $75 price target.
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02/13/19
NO CHANGE
Target $57
KEYB
Overweight
Activision Blizzard price target lowered to $57 from $64 at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Evan Wingren lowered his price target for Activision Blizzard to $57 from $64 following mixed results, and FY19 guidance below the sell-side consensus. However, given the negative reaction in stock year-to-date, the analyst believes this was anticipated. Wingren views the plan to increase development resources by 20% as positive, and believes a return to growth in revenue and EPS in FY20 is likely given a building pipeline and inflecting new business initiatives. He reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares.
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Target $64
FBCO
Outperform
Activision Blizzard price target lowered to $64 from $70 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju lowered his price target for Activision Blizzard to $64 from $70 following quarterly results. Given the usual 18-24 month game development cycles, the analyst is expecting revenue and free cash flow growth to return in 2020 but to a greater extent in 2021 as the company begins to reap the fruits of its investments and the release slate becomes more robust. Further, the analyst notes that 2019 initial guidance also seems appropriately conservative. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
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02/13/19
NO CHANGE
Target $50
NEED
Buy
Activision Blizzard price target lowered to $50 from $60 at Needham
Needham analyst Laura Martin lowered her price target on Activision Blizzard to $50 after its mixed Q4 results and "materially lower" outlook for Q1 and FY19. The analyst cites the company's announced layoffs with a related $150M restructuring charge and the need to re-organize its underperforming assets, with added concerns about its lack of a blockbuster title this year and anticipated sales decline for its franchise Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 game. Longer term, Martin kept her Buy rating on Activision Blizzard, pointing to its complete ownership of its IP, exposure to "large, global, super-fan communities", growth of the Overwatch League entering its 2nd season, and diverse revenue streams with "big moats on hit franchises".

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