The Insider Activity Of Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) Is Worth Monitoring

Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) finished Tuesday with a subtraction of -$0.38 to close at $76.80, a downside of -0.49 percent. An average of 7,765,580 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.47 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 9,055,865 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 9,251,186.

ATVI stock has decreased by -5.40% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $72.20 on 09/22/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/16/21, shares of the company touched a low of $71.19 and a high of $104.53 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -26.53% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

148 days have passed since Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) last reported insider trading activity. ZERZA ARMIN, who is Chief Financial Officer, most recently acquired $23,723 shares at $94.86 per share on May 11. In this transaction, the insider spent $2,250,335. Chief Legal Officer, Walther Christopher B, disposed of 45,030 shares at a price of $91.98 on Mar 15. The insider now owns more than $4,141,819 worth of shares. Prior to that, President and COO Alegre Daniel went on to Sale 18,500 shares at $95.74 each on Feb 24. An amount of $1,771,133 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.02, which compares with the 30.20 for the broader industry and 30.30 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Activision Blizzard Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 217.28 and 17.07. The stock’s beta is 0.62. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 6.59, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 3.66, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 23.68.

Activision Blizzard Inc. pays a $0.47 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 0.61%. The company has a payout ratio of 12.20%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on May. 6 , and it was $0.47 a share, representing a up of 12.77 from $0.41 last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 10 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.06 reported on Thursday February 4 2021. Dividends have grown by 36.67% each year over the last three years.

Activision Blizzard Inc. will next go ex-dividend on 14-Apr. The next dividend payment Activision Blizzard Inc. will make is expected to be $0.47.

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.22 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.22 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 72.90% against a 5-year average of 66.9%. Activision Blizzard Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 41.32%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 34.60%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $5.83 billion compared to revenue of $8.09 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Activision Blizzard Inc.’s return on assets was 11.40%, compared to 7.1% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 12.30%, and the 5-year average is 9.4%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 17.10% and the 5-year average holds at 12.0%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 7.41 over the past year.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 46.97%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 19.09%.

As of today, ATVI’s price is $77.46 +0.62% or $0.47 from its 5-day moving average. ATVI is currently trading -2.13% lower than its 20-day SMA and -17.79% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -14.80% below the SMA50 and -13.18% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 63.90% and 65.05%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 2.10. With the 14-day stochastic at 55.42% and the average true range at 2.16, the RSI (14) stands at 44.64%. The stock has reached 0.99 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 1.11.

Analyst Ratings

Citigroup upgraded Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) to a a Buy rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Neutral.The consensus rating for Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell ATVI, while 2 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 7 analysts, while 24 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is ATVI’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $100.00 and $153.60, with a median target of $115.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) stock is $115.00.


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