News stories about Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Activision Blizzard earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.9297417996661 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ ATVI) traded down $0.29 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $63.16. The company had a trading volume of 3,143,310 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,685,657. The stock has a market capitalization of $48,775.98, a PE ratio of 43.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.24 and a beta of 1.03. Activision Blizzard has a 12-month low of $35.95 and a 12-month high of $67.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 2.22 and a current ratio of 2.25.

ATVI has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 target price on shares of Activision Blizzard in a report on Friday, September 8th. Buckingham Research initiated coverage on Activision Blizzard in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $79.00 target price for the company. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating on shares of Activision Blizzard in a report on Sunday, September 10th. Vetr upgraded Activision Blizzard from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.25 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price on shares of Activision Blizzard in a report on Sunday, October 8th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $69.43.

In related news, CEO Riccardo Zacconi sold 19,761 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.64, for a total transaction of $1,257,590.04. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 41,435 shares in the company, valued at $2,636,923.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 2.12% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Activision Blizzard Company Profile

Activision Blizzard, Inc is a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment content and services. The Company develops and distributes content and services across various gaming platforms, including video game consoles, personal computers (PC) and mobile devices. Its segments include Activision Publishing, Inc (Activision), Blizzard Entertainment, Inc (Blizzard), King Digital Entertainment (King) and Other.

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