Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Holdings Boosted by Aperio Group LLC

Aperio Group LLC raised its position in Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) by 8.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 228,451 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 17,890 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Activision Blizzard were worth $14,737,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Activision Blizzard by 0.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 49,147,427 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,829,418,000 after buying an additional 235,362 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Activision Blizzard by 4.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 48,396,938 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,786,211,000 after buying an additional 2,200,995 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its position in Activision Blizzard by 4.7% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 26,680,585 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,536,010,000 after buying an additional 1,197,980 shares in the last quarter. Capital World Investors boosted its position in Activision Blizzard by 23.8% in the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 22,538,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,297,513,000 after buying an additional 4,327,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Jennison Associates LLC boosted its position in Activision Blizzard by 82.6% in the second quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 22,287,591 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,283,097,000 after buying an additional 10,083,717 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.27% of the company’s stock.

Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ ATVI) opened at 64.94 on Tuesday. Activision Blizzard, Inc has a one year low of $35.12 and a one year high of $66.58. The company’s 50-day moving average is $63.17 and its 200-day moving average is $59.98. The firm has a market cap of $49.02 billion, a PE ratio of 43.85 and a beta of 1.10.

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In other Activision Blizzard news, CEO Riccardo Zacconi sold 19,761 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.32, for a total transaction of $1,211,744.52. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 48,472 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,972,303.04. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Brian G. Kelly sold 111,239 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.44, for a total transaction of $6,945,763.16. Following the transaction, the director now owns 189,791 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,850,550.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 4,074,879 shares of company stock valued at $252,196,001. Company insiders own 2.12% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have commented on ATVI. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $72.00 price target on shares of Activision Blizzard and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday. Vetr lowered shares of Activision Blizzard from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $59.97 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Activision Blizzard from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday. Wedbush set a $75.00 price target on shares of Activision Blizzard and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and issued a $74.00 price target on shares of Activision Blizzard in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, twenty-three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $67.91.

Activision Blizzard 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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