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Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) is Gaining Momentum on Earnings Catalyst

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Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) shares are trading at lower $83.10 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $94.65.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $87.73 and the low is $47.16. Over the last 52 weeks, ATVI is up 75.58% while the S&P 500 is up 20.39%%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, ATVI reported a profit of $1.46 billion. Activision Blizzard Inc. also saw revenues increase to $1.93 billion. In addition, ATVI has free cash flow of $884.0 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $821.0 million which compares well with its peers.

ATVI booked profit margins of 26.00%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 14.00%, and its Return on Assets is 9.40%. All told, it is clear that, ATVI needs to be on your watchlist.

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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. ATVI has a short ratio of 1.39 and outstanding shares of 771.00M.

Company Outlook

ATVI has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 2.34. Activision Blizzard Inc. ATVI also noted assets of $20.22 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as ATVI has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, Activision Blizzard Inc. ATVI has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, ATVI represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.

Activision Blizzard Inc. ATVI is now commanding a market cap of 64.75B and a float of 762.41M. ATVI is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of ATVI stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in ATVI, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.

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