Columbus Circle Investors buys $164,113,042 stake in Activision Blizzard (ATVI)

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) : Columbus Circle Investors scooped up 172,791 additional shares in Activision Blizzard during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 2, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 4,064,216 shares of Activision Blizzard which is valued at $164,113,042.Activision Blizzard makes up approximately 1.57% of Columbus Circle Investors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Royal London Asset Management Ltd reduced its stake in ATVI by selling 18,106 shares or 7.37% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 227,672 shares of ATVI which is valued at $9,193,395. Activision Blizzard makes up approx 0.15% of Royal London Asset Management Ltd’s portfolio.Kornitzer Capital Management Inc Ks reduced its stake in ATVI by selling 550 shares or 5.14% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 10,150 shares of ATVI which is valued at $407,624. Activision Blizzard makes up approx 0.01% of Kornitzer Capital Management Inc Ks’s portfolio.Jag Capital Management reduced its stake in ATVI by selling 28,517 shares or 6.01% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 446,255 shares of ATVI which is valued at $18,492,807. Activision Blizzard makes up approx 3.55% of Jag Capital Management’s portfolio. Arcadia Investment Management Corpmi added ATVI to its portfolio by purchasing 798 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $33,628. Activision Blizzard makes up approx 0.01% of Arcadia Investment Management Corpmi’s portfolio. Ct Financial Advisors sold out all of its stake in ATVI during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 519 shares of ATVI which is valued $21,430.

Activision Blizzard opened for trading at $40.73 and hit $40.91 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $40.61, with a gain of 0.12% or 0.05 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 80,80,238 shares. Company has a market cap of $30,111 M.

On the company’s financial health, Activision Blizzard reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03 according to the earnings call on Aug 4, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.42. The company had revenue of $1609.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1447.97 million. The company’s revenue was up 112.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.13 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Activision Blizzard. Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Aug 8, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 46 from a previous price target of $45 .Company shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on Aug 5, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 46 from a previous price target of $42 .Company shares were Reiterated by Wedbush on Aug 5, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 48 from a previous price target of $43 .

Activision Blizzard Inc. is a developer and publisher of online personal computer (PC) video game console handheld mobile and tablet games. The Company offers games that operate on the Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) Xbox One (Xbox One) and Xbox 360 (Xbox 360) Nintendo Co. Ltd. (Nintendo) Wii U (Wii U) and Wii (Wii) and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Sony) PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 3 (PS3) console systems. The Company also develops products spanning other genres including first-person action action/adventure role-playing simulation and strategy. It distributes interactive entertainment hardware and software products in Europe through its European distribution subsidiaries: Centresoft in the United Kingdom and NBG in Germany. The Company’s operating segments include Activision Publishing Inc. and its subsidiaries Blizzard Entertainment Inc. and its subsidiaries and Activision Blizzard Distribution.

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