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Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 32179.03. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Activision Blizzard, Inc. is 43.12 (with a change from open of 0.33%), this in conjunction with a target price of 47.49. Volume today has so far reached 2100331, with an average volume of about 8663.11. The GAP for this stock, is -0.81%.

The P/E ratio is 43.5, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 20. The current EPS for Activision Blizzard, Inc., is 1, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 5.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 12.85%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Activision Blizzard, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.11% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 23.44%. Quarter over quarter is -41.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 50.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 28.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 4.50% and institutional ownership is 86.20%. Shares outstanding is 742.65, while shares float is at a value of 682.67. Float short for Activision Blizzard, Inc. is 2.90% and the short ratio is 2.28.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.58, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.59. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.5. The most recent gross margin is 63.40% and their operating margin is 21.20%. The profit margin is 13.80%.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 4.70%, and on investment, 9.00%. Return on equity is 9.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.86. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.74 and Price/cash is *TBA, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 21.41.

The simple moving averages are 1.42% and 15.23% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.43% and the 52 week low is 64.10%.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.60%, with a current price of 43.12. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 25.70%. This is in an industry, Multimedia & Graphics Software, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Multimedia & Graphics Software industry means that Activision Blizzard, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -2.69%, with performance for the month coming to -0.18%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.54%, and for the half year the performance is 32.85%. Volatility for this week is 1.84% and for the month this is 1.66%.

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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