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March 14, 2014
11:07 EDTGME, ATVI, TTWO, EAVideo game makers, GameStop climb after NPD sales data
Shares of a number of video game makers are climbing after data indicated that U.S. video game sales were stronger than expected last month. WHAT'S NEW: Research firm NPD found that video game sales dropped 9% last month, versus the same period a year earlier, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson reported in a note to investors earlier today. Olson had expected software sales to tumble 29% last month, he stated. Take-Two Interactive (TTW) stood out as sales of its video games jumped 44% last month, while Electronic Arts (EA) and Activision Blizzard (ATVI) trailed with declines of 45% and 33% respectively, NPD reported. Olson remains confident that the video game sector will start growing during the next holiday shopping season as more players update to the next generation of hardware consoles. Video game retailer GameStop (GME) should also get a boost from the holiday season, wrote Olson, who kept Overweight ratings on all the stocks named in this note. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Electronic Arts rose 1.5% to $30.14, Take-Two Interactive climbed 1.8% to $21.25, Activision Blizzard added 1.2% to $21.10, and GameStop jumped 4% to $38.65.
News For ATVI;EA;TTWO;GME From The Last 14 Days
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April 23, 2015
10:26 EDTGMEGameStop management to meet with BB&T
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April 17, 2015
13:39 EDTEAElectronic Arts says Star Wars Battlefront begins shipping November 17
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07:15 EDTTTWO, ATVI, GME, EAMarch NPD video game software sales declined 3%, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray notes March NPD video game software sales declined 3% year-over-year, with major titles for the month including Electronic Arts' (EA) Battlefield Hardline, Bloodborne from Sony (SNE) and Take-Two's (TTWO) Grand Theft Auto V. Piper notes the monthly decline is the first in 2015, leaving the segment up 2% through the first three months combined. It keeps Overweight ratings on Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts, GameStop (GME) and Take-Two.
April 16, 2015
07:21 EDTGMEGameStop estimates raised on stronger industry software sales at SunTrust
SunTrust says that video game software sales have finally turned positive, and the firm expects industry software sales to increase 3%-5% this year, given the momentum of the new hardware cycle and a better title lineup versus last year. SunTrust keeps a Buy rating on GameStop.
April 15, 2015
07:26 EDTATVIActivision Blizzard guidance remains conservative, says Brean Capital
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07:26 EDTATVIActivision announces Guitar Hero Live to be available this fall
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April 13, 2015
15:16 EDTGMEGameStop management to meet with Piper Jaffray
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