Bb&t Securities buys $43.2 Million stake in Activision Blizzard (ATVI)

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) : Bb&t Securities scooped up 76,804 additional shares in Activision Blizzard during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 1,128,662 shares of Activision Blizzard which is valued at $43.2 Million.Activision Blizzard makes up approximately 0.72% of Bb&t Securities’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its stake in ATVI in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 112,700 additional shares and now holds a total of 270,828 shares of Activision Blizzard which is valued at $10.4 Million. Activision Blizzard makes up approx 0.04% of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s portfolio. Mufg Americas Holdings Corp added ATVI to its portfolio by purchasing 112 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $4,288.Finemark National Bank Trust reduced its stake in ATVI by selling 75 shares or 4.8% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,487 shares of ATVI which is valued at $56,937. Activision Blizzard makes up approx 0.01% of Finemark National Bank Trust’s portfolio.First Trust Advisors Lp reduced its stake in ATVI by selling 146,296 shares or 16.02% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 766,782 shares of ATVI which is valued at $29.4 Million. Activision Blizzard makes up approx 0.09% of First Trust Advisors Lp’s portfolio.

Activision Blizzard closed down -0.27 points or -0.71% at $37.53 with 1,16,41,830 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $37.81, the shares hit an intraday low of $37.16 and an intraday high of $37.9434 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Activision Blizzard reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.11 according to the earnings call on May 5, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.12. The company had revenue of $908.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $813.79 million. The company’s revenue was up 29.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.16 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Activision Blizzard. Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on May 9, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 45 from a previous price target of $40 .Company shares were Reiterated by The Benchmark Company on May 6, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 40.45 from a previous price target of $37.63 .Company shares were Reiterated by MKM Partners on May 6, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 40 from a previous price target of $38 .

Activision Blizzard Inc. is a developer and publisher of online personal computer (PC) video game console handheld mobile and tablet games. The Company offers games that operate on the Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) Xbox One (Xbox One) and Xbox 360 (Xbox 360) Nintendo Co. Ltd. (Nintendo) Wii U (Wii U) and Wii (Wii) and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Sony) PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 3 (PS3) console systems. The Company also develops products spanning other genres including first-person action action/adventure role-playing simulation and strategy. It distributes interactive entertainment hardware and software products in Europe through its European distribution subsidiaries: Centresoft in the United Kingdom and NBG in Germany. The Company’s operating segments include Activision Publishing Inc. and its subsidiaries Blizzard Entertainment Inc. and its subsidiaries and Activision Blizzard Distribution.

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