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Activision Blizzard [NASDAQ:ATVI] share price, stock quote Analysis

What has the stock performance of Activision Blizzard been like?
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Activision Blizzard's (NASDAQ:ATVI) share price is 28.9% lower in the past 12 months and has underperformed the overall US TECH market which is 3.1% higher in the same timeframe. This means a -32.0% lower return over the period which puts the share price as an underperformer vs other US TECH companies.


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Analyst RatingS

What are analyst ratings for Activision Blizzard?
Analyst Ratings
Analyst Ratings Change
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From 27 analysts that cover Activision Blizzard's stock, the average rating is 4.1. This is a weighted average of 9 strong buys, 11 buys, 7 holds. This is 0.2 higher than a month ago which gives this factor a tea-score of 4/5.


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Insider Trades

What has Activision Blizzard's insider trading been over the past year?
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Activision Blizzard insider's have net been buying stock over the past 12 months, in the previous month insiders have been net buying. In fact the buy to sell ratio in the past month has been 50.0% which is 49.0% higher than the last 12 months buy to sell ratio. This put's Activision Blizzard's Insiders in the top quintile vs their peers giving this factor a tea-score of 1/5.


What is the ownership of Activision Blizzard stock?
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For Activision Blizzard, currently 91.5% of stock (1 billion shares) is owned by Institutions, 7.3% (802 million shares) is owned by Individuals, and 1.1% (2 million shares) is owned by company insiders. The CEO has a holding of 0.02% which is equivalent to 40 thousand shares with a market value of $129 million. This factor has a tea-score of 3/5.

Short Interest

What is the short interest for Activision Blizzard stock?
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As of 31 July 2019, the short interest for Activision Blizzard has been 2.10% of the shares outstanding which is 161 billion shares. This is less than 1 month ago which had 2.14% of the shares outstanding which is 163 billion short interest in shares. This equals a tea-score of 4/5.


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Revenue & Earnings

What has Activision Blizzard's revenue history been by year?
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Activision Blizzard's revenue in the last 12 months ending 30 June 2019 is $7Bn. Activision Blizzard's average revenue growth for the last 4 years has been 5.1% which is currently lower than their comps of 6.2%.

Free Cash Flow Yield Growth

What is Activision Blizzard's free cash flow yield?
free cash flow yield chart

Activision Blizzard's free cash flow yield is 4.7% and has grown from 4 years ago. The free cash flow yield for Activision Blizzard 1 year ago was 4.3% and 3 years ago it was 4.0%.

Dividend History & yield

What has Activision Blizzard's dividend payments been historically?
Dividend ($)
Dividend Yield (%)
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Activision Blizzard pays dividends every 12 months and has done so since 02 April 2013. Dividends have been steadily increasing over the past 4 years from $0.26 (dividend yield of 0.82%) to $0.37 today (yield of 0.81%).


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PE Ratio

What is Activision Blizzard's PE ratio?
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Activision Blizzard's PE ratio is 21.3x. This is calculated from their EPS of $2.02 and price per share of $46.66. Activision Blizzard's PE ratio values the company cheaper than 40% of it's competitors giving this factor a tea-score of 2/5.

PEG Ratio

What is Activision Blizzard's PEG ratio?
peg ratio

Activision Blizzard's PEG ratio is nanx. This is calculated from their PE ratio of 21.3x and their last 12 months growth rate of -0.184%. This is less attractive than their competitors so the tea-score for this factor is nan/5.

Share Price / Book (PB Ratio)

What is Activision Blizzard's PB ratio?
PB ratio

The PB ratio for Activision Blizzard is 3.0x. This is cheaper than their competitors who have an average PB ratio of 4.7x. The tea-score is 2/5.

Free Cash Flow Yield

What is Activision Blizzard's free cash flow yield?
free cash flow yield

Activision Blizzard's free cash flow yield is 4.7% which is ranked 1.0/5 when compared to its competitors. This is calculated from a free cash flow of - (as reported for the 12 months ending 30 June 2019) divided by its current market capitalisation of $35Bn. The average free cash flow yield across Activision Blizzard's comps is 8.1%.

Return On Investment (ROI)

What is Activision Blizzard's return on investment (ROI)?
return on investment

Activision Blizzard's return on investment is 15.1%. This is less profitable than its competitors.


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Assets vs Liabilities

What is Activision Blizzard's current ratio (assets vs liabilities)?
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Activision Blizzard's current ratio is calculated by (current assets) / (current liabilities) which equals 3.5x. This less attractive than their competitors and also worse than recommended for a healthy company.

Debt vs Equity

What is Activision Blizzard's debt vs shareholder equity?
debt vs equity

Activision Blizzard's debt to shareholder equity is 24.7%. This is worse than their competitors and also worse than advised for a well-managed balance sheet.

Dividend Payout Ratio

What is Activision Blizzard's dividend payout ratio?
dividend payout ratio

Activision Blizzard's dividend payout ratio calculated against their free cash flow is low at 15.9%. This is in quintile 4 when measured against their comps.


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ESG score
What is the overall ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) rating for Activision Blizzard?

Activision Blizzard's has a poor overall ESG rating of 48/100. Their competitors have a score between 41 and 92 with the average at 57.

ESG Environmental

What the latest (ESG) environmental responsibility score for Activision Blizzard vs their competitors?
ESG environmental
We can see here what the environmental consciousness of Activision Blizzard is relative to other similar companies.

ESG Social

What the present (ESG) social responsibility score for Activision Blizzard vs their peers?
ESG social
We can get a sense of what the social responsbility of Activision Blizzard is when compared to other rival companies.

ESG Corporate Governance

What the current (ESG) corporate governance score for Activision Blizzard vs their challengers?
ESG corporate governance
With this number we can understand what the corporate governance of Activision Blizzard is when compared to it's peers.



What is the company description of Activision Blizzard?
Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and distributes content and services on video game consoles, personal computers (PC), and mobile devices. The company operates through three segments: Activision Publishing, Inc.; Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.; and King Digital Entertainment.


Industry Peers & Competitors

Who are Activision Blizzard's peers and competitors?
Here is a list of Activision Blizzard's peers in the Technology sector:

Activision Blizzard [NASDAQ:ATVI] Additional Q&A

Questions & Answers

What is the 52 week high for Activision Blizzard stock quote?

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) hit a new 52-week high on 02 October 2018 at a price of $82.73 with 5,374,800 shares traded that day. This is 77.3% higher than than its current price of $46.66 and 107.9% higher than the 52-week low of $39.79 on 11 February 2019. Average daily volume traded has been 6 million shares over the past 3 months.

What is the highest price Activision Blizzard stock has ever been?

The all-time highs for Activision Blizzard stock were reached on 02 October 2018, 321 days ago at a price of $82.73. This equates to a market capitalisation of $63Bn. The highest price reached is 77.3% higher than the current price of $46.66 with a current market cap of $35Bn.

What is the beta of Activision Blizzard stock?

Activision Blizzard stock moves 0.9x the US TECH market average which makes its beta higher than the overall market.

What is the volatility of Activision Blizzard (ATVI) stock?

Activision Blizzard's stock has an annual volatility of 43.0% which is more volatile than the average US TECH market volatility of 20.8% which has made it a less safe stock to own in the past vs just owning the index for investors aiming for lower portfolio volatility.

What have Activision Blizzard's share buybacks been over the past year?

Activision Blizzard is currently running a share-buyback program and in the past year alone the company has repurchased 104 million of shares outstanding at a total expense of $23Trn. In the same time frame the share price has moved 28.9% lower which is an underperformance of -32.0% vs the overall market. Activision Blizzard still has $420Trn of cash remaining on their balance sheet.

Who owns the most Activision Blizzard stock?

Barry White is the largest individual shareholder in Activision Blizzard with 1 billion shares. He is an independent director of Activision Blizzard. The largest institutional holder is T-Rowe and they own 13.1% of the issue size with 100 million shares. T-Rowe have been net buying shares over the last 12 months as they own 1 million more shares than a year ago.

When did Activision Blizzard beat earnings expectations in the last 4 years?

In the past 4 quarters Activision Blizzard has had 3 earnings beat's and 1 earnings miss's. The average earnings beat has been 12.1% and the average earnings miss has been 8.2%.

When is Activision Blizzard's next earnings date and what are the expectations?

Activision Blizzard is set to report earnings on 30 July 2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending June 2019. Based on 14 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $2.12. Recent analyst revisions have been positive implying a potential EPS of $2.24.

What is Activision Blizzard's upcoming earnings report expectations?

The earnings expectations for Activision Blizzard's upcoming report on 30 July 2019 are from 14 analysts with an average EPS of $2.12. The lowest analyst rating is $2.01, the highest is $2.84. The most recent earnings revisions have been positive with a most recent estimate of $2.24.

What is Activision Blizzard's earnings per share (EPS)?

Activision Blizzard's latest earnings per share (EPS) was reported as $2.02 on 30 April 2019 for fiscal quarter ending March 2019. This is 11.0% higher than 12 months ago when they reported EPS of $1.82

What is Activision Blizzard's dividend growth rate?

Activision Blizzard's dividends have grown at 0.00% in the past year and an average growth of 10.58% over the past 4 years. This is higher then it's competitors 4-year average dividend growth of 4.1

What is Activision Blizzard's dividend yield?

Activision Blizzard's current dividend yield is 0.81%. This is calculated by taking the dividend's per share of $0.37 (the last payment which was on 27 March 2019) and dividing by the current share price of $46.66.

What is Activision Blizzard's previous and next dividend date?

Activision Blizzard's most recent dividend date was 27 March 2019 when the company paid $0.37 and the next dividend date is 25 March 2020 with an expected payment of $0.37.

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