Published: Tue, January 16, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

Short Interest in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) Decreases By 26

Matrix Capital Management Company Lp acquired 600,000 shares as Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI)'s stock rose 23.27%. The Sageworth Trust Co holds 111,953 shares with $5.97M value, up from 101,507 last quarter. American International Group Inc who had been investing in Activision Blizzard Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $53.20 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.62% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $70.36. About 8.02 million shares traded or 37.39% up from the average.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and publishes games for video game consoles, personal computers, mobile devices, and online social platforms. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500. The Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp holds 287,500 shares with $18.54 million value, down from 375,000 last quarter. About 18.88M shares traded or 45.90% up from the average. It has outperformed by 19.50% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. 1 analysts say it's a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell. 111 funds opened positions while 421 raised stakes. On average, analysts anticipate that Activision Blizzard will post $2.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Aviance Capital Management Ltd Liability holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Ltd Liability Company reported 142,673 shares. 1,782 are held by Point72 Asia (Hong Kong). (NYSE:C) for 103,608 shares. Prelude Capital Ltd Liability Company reported 0.58% stake. After $0.43 actual earnings per share reported by Activision Blizzard, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 102.33 % EPS growth. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Palo Cap holds 0.28% or 8,328 shares. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd owns 0.19% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. Bancorporation Of Montreal Can holds 0.06% or 957,887 shares. Whittier Company holds 23,528 shares. Bbva Compass Retail Bank Inc reported 0.19% stake. Jfs Wealth Ltd Liability Co holds 200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Horan Capital Advsr Lc has 49,959 shares.

B & T Capital Management Dba Alpha Capital Management, which manages about $466.49M and $210.51 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHE) by 468,832 shares to 539,030 shares, valued at $14.51M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, August 4 by Jefferies. (NYSE:C) was sold by Aristeguieta Francisco on Thursday, August 10. Therefore 0 are positive. Citigroup Inc. had 108 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Tuesday, December 6 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, July 27 by M Partners. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Thursday, June 16 by Barclays Capital. As per Wednesday, October 11, the company rating was maintained by Needham. KeyCorp set a $80.00 price objective on Activision Blizzard and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. The company was initiated on Tuesday, October 6 by Susquehanna. The stock of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

Among 8 analysts covering Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. (NASDAQ:JKHY) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, January 4 by RBC Capital Markets. Mizuho maintained the shares of ATVI in report on Friday, February 12 with "Buy" rating. The company was maintained on Friday, February 12 by Mizuho. The California-based First Republic has invested 0.01% in WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC). Its up 0.23, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 44 investors sold EXP shares while 86 reduced holdings. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. raised its position in Activision Blizzard by 2.5% in the third quarter. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.11. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 378,329 shares. Cibc World Mkts owns 169,778 shares. Logan Mngmt holds 0.13% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) or 25,300 shares. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. lifted its position in shares of Activision Blizzard by 94.4% during the 3rd quarter.

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In other Activision Blizzard news, CEO Riccardo Zacconi sold 19,761 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th.

Activision Blizzard, Inc is a developer and publisher of online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile and tablet games. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 16,215 shares. Its segments include Activision Publishing, Inc (Activision), Blizzard Entertainment, Inc (Blizzard), King Digital Entertainment (King) and Other. (NASDAQ:ATVI) to report earnings on February, 8. Ameriprise Fincl, a Minnesota-based fund reported 156,167 shares. Los Angeles Cap And Equity Rech stated it has 496,774 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Invesco reported 0.3% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. It also upped Workday Inc (Prn) stake by 13.00 million shares and now owns 33.00M shares. Activision Blizzard has a 1-year low of $38.38 and a 1-year high of $70.71. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has a 20-Day average volume of 5.12 Million.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $239.12 million activity.

Analysts await Activision Blizzard, Inc. Another trade for 160,000 shares valued at $9.71 million was sold by Durkin Dennis M. KELLY BRIAN G sold $228.20 million worth of stock or 3.69M shares. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Friday, November 20 to "Neutral". The rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research on Tuesday, October 4 to "Buy". The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, September 28 with "Overweight".

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