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May 14, 2013
13:21 EDTGLUU, ATVI, TTWO, COOL, ZNGA, THQI, GME, EATake-Two rises after results beat expectations
Video game maker Take-Two (TTWO) is climbing after the company reported stronger than expected fourth quarter results and issued upbeat long-term guidance. WHAT'S NEW: Take-Two's fourth quarter earnings came in at 38c, versus analysts' consensus estimate of 23c. The company's fourth quarter revenue was also higher than expected. Take-Two's strong results were driven by "robust demand for our groundbreaking new releases, iconic catalog titles and expanding portfolio of digitally delivered offerings," said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick. Zelnick added that he expected the company to become profitable in fiscal year 2015 and "for the foreseeable future." Take-Two's future games will enable it to bring its bottom line into positive territory, Zelnick explained. On a negative note, the company provided guidance for a higher than expected first quarter EPS loss, as well as lower than expected revenue. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia raised his price target on the stock to $21 from $17. The stock should continue to rise ahead of the company's release of the next version of its popular Grand Theft Auto game on September 17, the analyst believes. Moreover, investors' confidence should be increased by the company's long-term guidance, contended Bhatia. who kept a Buy rating on the shares. Conversely, Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian called Take-Two Interactive "an interesting idea" but warned that his outlook on the video game sector remains cautious. Sebastian kept a Neutral rating on the stock, although he did increase his price target to $17 from $13. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Take-Two rose 55c, or 3.33%, to $16.95. Other video game makers also advanced, with Electronic Arts (EA) rising 2% to $22.17 and Activision Blizzard (ATVI) climbing 2.4% to $15.
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July 31, 2015
07:42 EDTEAElectronic Arts guidance may prove conservative, says Baird
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07:25 EDTEAElectronic Arts upside will continue but bar set higher, says Brean Capital
Brean Capital noted Electronic Arts delivered upside to Q1 results and believes the company will continue to do so, but notes expectations have risen as management increased its full year guidance. The firm recommends waiting for a pullback in the stock or underlying market before getting more aggressive on the stock. Brean Capital reiterated its Buy rating and $78 price target on Electronic Arts shares.
July 30, 2015
19:35 EDTEAOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: YRC Worldwide (YRCW), up 17.7%... SkyWest (SKYW), up 11.5%... Zeltiq Aesthetics (ZLTQ), up 9%... Columbia Sportswear (COLM), up 11%... Expedia (EXPE), up 7.9%... Ellie Mae (ELLI), up 7%... Comfort Systems (FIX), up 6.2%... DigitalGlobe (DGI), up 5%... Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI), up 8%... Amgen (AMGN), up 1.9%. ALSO HIGHER: Juno Therapeutics (JUNO), up 1.7% after getting FDA clearance for IND application for JCAR015... Priceline (PCLN), up 1.5% following Expedia's quarterly results... Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), up 9.6% after the Wall Street Journal reported that the company is in advanced talks with Coca-Cola bottlers... Endurance Specialty (ENH), up 2.6% after being added to the S&P MidCap 400. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Oculus (OCLS), down 17%... Computer Programs (CPSI), down 11.9%... Outerwall (OUTR), down 9.2%... FireEye (FEYE), down 5.2% after reporting quarterly results and that CFO Michael Sheridan intends to leave the company... Hanesbrands (HBI), down 8.5%... Solazyme (SZYM), down 8.8%... Boston Beer (SAM), down 5.2%... Ocwen Financial (OCN), down 10.7%... LinkedIn (LNKD), down 4.5%... Electronic Arts (EA), down 3.2%.
16:16 EDTEAEA down 1.7% after reporting Q1 results, guiding below analyst estimates
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16:06 EDTEAElectronic Arts up 1% after reporting Q1 results, guidance
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16:05 EDTEAElectronic Arts sees FY16 EPS about $2.85, consensus $2.87
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16:03 EDTEAElectronic Arts sees Q2 non-GAAP revenue $1.08B, consensus $1.12B
16:02 EDTEAElectronic Arts sees Q2 EPS about 40c, consensus 67c
Sees Q2 revenue approximately $815M, consensus $1.12B.
16:02 EDTEAElectronic Arts reports Q1 EPS 15c, consensus 3c
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15:04 EDTEANotable companies reporting after market close
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15:04 EDTEAElectronic Arts July weekly 72 straddle priced for 6.2% movement into Q2
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14:38 EDTEAElectronic Arts technical comments before earnings
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08:00 EDTEAElectronic Arts July weekly volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
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05:51 EDTZNGAStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; ZNGA HPQ
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Zynga (ZNGA) 66, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) 36 according to iVolatility.
July 29, 2015
06:01 EDTZNGAStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; ZNGA GMCR
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July 23, 2015
08:24 EDTGLUUGlu Mobile revenue run-rate seems to have risen in recent weeks, says Cowen
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July 22, 2015
09:36 EDTGLUUGlu Mobile mentioned cautiously by TheStreetSweeper
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July 21, 2015
05:12 EDTEAEA SPORTS partners with Real Madrid C.F. as official videogame partner
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July 20, 2015
10:43 EDTEA, ATVIZillow slides to 52-week low after Barclays cuts to sell
The shares of Zillow (Z) are falling after Barclays downgraded the stock to Underweight, the firm's equivalent of a "Sell" rating, citing increased competition in the "local" segment of the Internet market. Zillow's websites advertise homes that are up for sale. WHAT'S NEW: In a note to investors earlier today, Barclays analyst Christopher Merwin wrote that, heading into second quarter results, he does not recommend Internet stocks that have been "challenged" and have relatively "cheap" valuations. These valuations are only "cheap" based on consensus estimates that are probably too high, the analyst believes. Based on that criteria, he downgraded Zillow to Underweight from Equal Weight. He also used the same criteria to downgrade Yelp (YELP), whose website features user reviews of local businesses, to Equal Weight from Overweight. Both companies are facing an "atypical level" of competition, driven by a favorable venture capital funding environment, Merwin indicated. The competition has driven down the companies' multiples, he believes. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Merwin recommended that investors buy the shares of small and mid cap Internet companies whose estimates are just beginning to be revised upwards by analysts. He identified IAC (IACI), which owns several dating websites, as one stock in this category. IAC should benefit from increased monetization of its popular Tinder dating app and the stabilization of its core dating websites, the analyst contended. Also poised for further positive estimate revisions are video game makers Electronic Arts (EA) and Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Merwin believes. The companies' increased revenue from digital games should mitigate the risk they face from slowing software growth as sales of new consoles slow, the analyst believes. He noted that 50% of both companies' revenue are now generated from digital games and identified Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard as two of his top ideas. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Zillow fell 5% to $79 after hitting a 52-week low of $76.82 earlier in the session. Meanwhile, Yelp slid 1.6% to $34.40, IAC fell fractionally to $83.83, Electronic Arts added about 1% to $74.15 and activision Blizzard rose 0.5% to $25.93.
05:44 EDTEA, ATVIZillow Group downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Christopher Merwin downgraded Zillow Group (Z) to Underweight saying competition is increasing in local. Underweight is Barclays' equivalent to a sell rating. The real estate and rental marketplace owner closed Friday at $83.27. Merwin believes consensus growth estimates are likely too high heading into Zillow's Q2 results and cut his price target for the stock to $70 from $90. The analyst this morning also downgraded Yelp (YELP) to Equal Weight for similar reasons. His top U.S. Internet picks heading into Q2 earnings season are IAC (IACI), Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Electronic Arts (EA). Merwin thinks Activision and Electronic Arts will receive more than half of their 2015 revenue from digital.
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