Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

Activision Blizzard is a leading publisher of videogames, notably World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and Tony Hawk.


Player Avatar Googlespooch (20.11) Submitted: 4/23/2013 4:59:18 AM : Outperform Start Price: $14.36 ATVI Score: +9.39

Activision Blizzard is home to some of the most prolific game titles in existence including the highly valuable Call of Duty franchise. Despite labor problems in the past and the issues of beating out smartphone/tablet games, I believe that Activision Blizzard is well positioned to continue to exert dominance in the gaming sphere. They have consistently been able to get high quality games released every year like clockwork without sacrificing the integrity of the titles. In addition, they occupy a position as one of the largest game developers, which gives them access to more resources to produce even better games. In addition, their competition has been weak lately with companies like EA hitting stumbling blocks. Finally, I think that it is overly zealous to claim that smartphones and tablets are going to kill console gaming. There are thousands of men, women, and children who are either addicted or nearly addicted to console gaming and millions more individuals who find frequent pleasure in playing on consoles. No matter what, smartphones and tablets just cannot provide the kind of gaming experience that a good TV and console can. In the end, I seriously think that Activision Blizzard will be able to overcome the current forces and prosper. Besides, they have a decent dividend to reduce short pressure.

Member Avatar jpmj (68.26) Submitted: 5/8/2013 11:55:02 AM
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Yes, Googlespooch I agree, come Nov. and Dec. with their new lines of Call to Duty and Ghost, will be a big plus. I know my grandchildren, as well as the old timers, are very excited. All nine (4 to 16) of their wish lists includes the new gaming produces from ATVI and the younger ones are collecting skylanders, already. I also like dividend as a bonus. A little early, but happy holidays...Go ATVI. jpmj4847

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