Activision Blizzard to report earnings amid layoff news, stock declines

Activision is about to lay off hundreds of employees

Report: Activision will be hit with substantial layoffs next week

For Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) out of the analyst recommendations 11 analysts recommend stock a Buy, 10 rate the stock Outperform, 11 analysts recommend to Hold the stock, 0 rate Underperform and 0 analysts recommend the stock a Sell.

The cuts will follow a tumultuous stretch for Activision, which reported stable Overwatch monthly active users in its Q3 2018 earnings report but a decline in Hearthstone, and also expressed disappointment in the performance of Destiny 2: Forsaken. The firm's revenue was down 12.6% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Analysts have expectation on stock's earnings per share of $1.22. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, twenty have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Compared to the same quarter previous year, the firm's revenue was up by 21.15%.

It goes without saying that this isn't the first time Blizzard Activision has let go of people. Icon Advisers Comm has invested 0.09% of its capital in Activision Blizzard, Inc. Activision Blizzard presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $67.34. (NASDAQ:ATVI) earned "Market Perform" rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, January 29.

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The change in the stock's fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC purchased a new stake in Activision Blizzard in the 4th quarter worth about $37,000.

ATVI is an exciting player in the Technology space, with a center of attention on Multimedia & Graphics Software.Shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc. Fidelity Management Research Co bought more COTY shares, increasing its portfolio by +6.41% during the last quarter. Following these latest developments, around 40.70% of Coty Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds. It has retreated -95.07% since it's 52-week high of $84.68 reached in October. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Tiverton Asset Management Ltd Llc owns 20,388 shares or 0.08% of their U.S. portfolio. This stock price move and price percentage is noteworthy to traders as it shows final value of stock and how much it changed in recent trading session. A stock with a beta more than 1 means high volatile and less than 1 means low volatile.

Activision Blizzard, Inc develops and distributes content and services on video game consoles, personal computers (PC), and mobile devices. It's very liquid in the near term, with a current ratio of 2.1. Under the Blizzard Entertainment umbrella, the company still rakes in millions from its World of Warcraft MMORPG. The price at which a seller projects that a buyer will buy a product.

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