Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

A Glimpse Into Insider Trading And Ownership At Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)

The stock increased 1.41% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $34.42. In a transaction dated August 11, 2017, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $60.68, raking in a sum of $9,708,800. BMO Capital Markets maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. Finally, UBS raised their price target on Activision Blizzard from $72.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. The stock decreased 4.90% or $3.0348 during the last trading session, reaching $58.9252. That puts total institutional holdings at 681,591,469 shares, according to SEC filings. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Activision Blizzard by 4.8% during the second quarter.

Capital World Investors now owns 22,538,000 shares of the company's stock worth $1,297,513,000 after acquiring an additional 4,327,000 shares in the last quarter. Its up 0.24, from 0.91 in 2017Q1.

Advisor Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. 639.89 million shares or 1.59% less from 650.21 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt invested in 0% or 9,984 shares.

The market capitalization (Stock Price Multiply by Total Number of Outstanding Shares) for the company is reported at $46.55B. Moreover, Ci Invests Incorporated has 0.18% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) or 554,840 shares.

There are 814 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 681.59 million shares in total. Comparatively, Activision Blizzard, Inc. posted earnings of $0.92 per share in the same quarter previous year. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Axa reported 613,852 shares stake. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity invested in 253,093 shares. Veritable Limited Partnership stated it has 14,462 shares. Tompkins Fin Corp reported 49 shares. Activision Blizzard, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that CEO, King Zacconi Riccardo has sold 19,761 shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc. Invesco Ltd reported 0.01% stake. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Manchester Ltd Company holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. Therefore 79% are positive. Activision Blizzard presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $68.71. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with "Buy" on Friday, October 27. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an "outperform" rating and issued a $74.00 price target (up from $67.00) on shares of Activision Blizzard in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, September 6. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated an "outperform" rating and issued a $68.00 price target (up from $60.00) on shares of Activision Blizzard in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Wedbush maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, February 12 report. As per Monday, November 7, the company rating was maintained by Benchmark. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Friday, August 5. According to today's trading volume Activision Blizzard, BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

ATVI has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. They expect $0.86 EPS, 0.00 % or $0.00 from last year's $0.86 per share. ATVI's profit will be $650.25M for 18.01 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. Vetr downgraded Activision Blizzard from a "strong-buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $47.83 target price for the a research note on Monday, February 13th.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q2 2017. It worsened, as 35 investors sold PHM shares while 170 reduced holdings. 249.89 million shares or 6.67% less from 267.74 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Peddock Capital Ltd has invested 0.1% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 25,786 are owned by James Invest Inc. Wellington Shields And Com Limited Liability Com accumulated 7,550 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Kbc Gru Nv holds 0.03% or 142,149 shares. (NYSE:PHM). Connecticut-based Tuttle Tactical Management Limited Liability has invested 0.49% in PulteGroup, Inc. Nicholas Inv Partners LP reported 38,689 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.03% in PulteGroup, Inc.

Swedbank increased Walt Disney Co/T (NYSE:DIS) stake by 179,349 shares to 2.34 million valued at $248.15 million in 2017Q2. New York State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 1.14M shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Ipg Investment Advsrs Llc holds 200,790 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Patten & Patten Tn stated it has 0.03% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. Therefore 67% are positive. Stanley reported 1.53% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. JP Morgan upgraded PulteGroup, Inc. 17,138 were reported by Aviance Capital Prtn Ltd. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating given on Friday, July 22 by FBR Capital. Ashford Capital Management Inc owns 57,514 shares or 1.12% of their U.S. portfolio. Also, there are 2 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.45 average brokerage recommendation. On Tuesday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight".

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