News headlines about Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Activision Blizzard earned a daily sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.4556728477968 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Activision Blizzard Shows Improved Relative Strength; Still Shy Of Benchmark (finance.yahoo.com)
- 5 Reasons Why Adobe Stock is Worth Adding to Your Portfolio (finance.yahoo.com)
- Kobolds & Catacombs™ Now Open to All Hearthstone® Treasure Seekers (finance.yahoo.com)
- Despite OWL Launch, Activision Blizzard, Inc. Stock Is not a Buy (feedproxy.google.com)
- Are These Going Behind the Curtain? Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
A number of analysts have commented on the company. Vetr upgraded Activision Blizzard from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.29 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price objective on shares of Activision Blizzard in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Hilliard Lyons upgraded Activision Blizzard from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. UBS raised their price objective on Activision Blizzard from $72.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on Activision Blizzard from $70.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $68.71.
In related news, CEO Riccardo Zacconi sold 19,761 shares of the firm’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 transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 41,435 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,636,923.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 2.12% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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About Activision Blizzard
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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