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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Activision Blizzard, Inc., ATVI

Activision Blizzard, Inc., ATVI is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Multimedia & Graphics Software in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Activision Blizzard, Inc., ATVI  has a market cap of 32955.57. Since its IPO date on the 10/25/1993, Activision Blizzard, Inc., ATVI performance year to date is 13.05%. Today Activision Blizzard, Inc., ATVI has gained -0.12%, with a current price of 43.41.

Ownership of the company is 4.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 25.70%. Return of assets are at 4.70%, with return on investment at 9.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Activision Blizzard, Inc., ATVI is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.58. While Total debt/equity is 0.59. With a profit margin of 13.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 63.40%, and operating margin of 21.20%. Activision Blizzard, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.5.

For the last year Activision Blizzard, Inc., ATVI has seen a EPS growth of 5.90%. A performance for the year of 49.82%. The 52-week high is -1.85%, and the 52-week low is 65.21%. The average volume for Activision Blizzard, Inc., ATVI is 9111500.

With a target price of 46.5, can Activision Blizzard, Inc., ATVI reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Activision Blizzard, Inc., ATVI. Activision Blizzard, Inc. has a P/E of 43.58 and a forward P/E of 20.06. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.86. Activision Blizzard, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.14 and 3.75 respectively. For P/cash, Activision Blizzard, Inc. has a value of *TBA, while it is 21.93 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 43.41, Activision Blizzard, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.60%. We see a return on equity of 9.00%.

Looking more long-term Activision Blizzard, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 23.44%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.68% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 5.90% for this year and for the last five years a 28.90% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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