New User:

-or-
Username:
Password:
Forgot your password?

Stock Market & Financial Investment News

News Breaks
January 31, 2013
12:19 EDTTTWO, GMETake-Two slumps after delaying release of Grand Theft Auto V
Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) is tumbling after the video game maker announced that its Grand Theft Auto V video game would not be available to consumers until September 17. The game was originally supposed to be launched in Spring 2013. The company said it decided to delay the release in order to develop the game further. In a note to investors earlier today, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson wrote that the delay should not have "an overly material impact on demand" for the game. No other major games are slated to be released in September, so Grand Theft Auto will have little or no direct competition during the month of its launch, according to Olson. Furthermore, the back to school shopping period should increase the buzz around Grand Theft Auto, the analyst wrote. The September launch also leaves the game better positioned to benefit from holiday sales, added Olson, who recommended that investors buy the stock on weakness today. In early afternoon trading, Take-Two sank 98c, or 7.50%, to $12.08. Meanwhile, video game retailer GameStop (GME) fell 78c, or 3.30%, to $22.86.
News For TTWO;GME From The Last 14 Days
Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.
October 30, 2014
10:02 EDTTTWOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Ally Financial (ALLY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Banco Bradesco (BBD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Cree (CREE) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Finish Line (FINL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Grand Canyon (LOPE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Hess Corp. (HES) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Howard Weil... Ignite Restaurant (IRG) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... Lowe's (LOW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... MakeMyTrip (MMYT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... MicroStrategy (MSTR) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at First Analysis... Moelis (MC) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... PG&E (PCG) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... RF Micro Devices (RFMD) upgraded to Buy at Canaccord... Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... STMicroelectronics (STM) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Sealed Air (SEE) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo... Software AG (STWRY) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Southwest (LUV) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Sprint (S) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... SunPower (SPWR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Take-Two (TTWO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Capital... TriQuint (TQNT) upgraded to Buy at Canaccord... Visa (V) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens.
09:14 EDTTTWOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Visa (V), up 4%... MasterCard (MA), up 2.5%... Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), up 12.5%... TASER (TASR), up 4%... JDSU (JDSU), up 3.8%... Radian Group (RDN), up 9%... DreamWorks Animation (DWA), up 1.7%... Take-Two (TTWO), up 7.7%. ALSO HIGHER: Grand Canyon (LOPE), up 10.5%, upgraded at Piper Jaffray after the company formed a committee to explore conversion to a nonprofit entity... Walter Energy (WLT), up 6.8% after lowering FY14 capital expenditures view, reporting lower than expected losses... Novavax (NVAX), up 7% after getting fast track designation for H7N9 VLP. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Glu Mobile (GLUU), down 16.6%... Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP), down 18.4%... Pacira (PCRX), down 6.4%. ALSO LOWER: Sturm, Ruger (RGR), down 10% following Q3 results, cutting Q3 dividend. Peer gunmaker Smith & Wesson (SWHC) also down 3.7% after Ruger's report... Western Gas Partners (WES), down 4.4% after its 7.5M common units spot secondary priced at $70.85... ACCO Brands (ACCO), down 1.1%, downgraded at KeyBanc following the company's Q3 results... Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), down 1.1% after reported to be recalling over 300K Ram trucks due to fire concern... Inogen (INGN), down 2.3% after 2.1M share secondary offering of common stock priced at $21.50.
09:07 EDTTTWOTake-Two shares should be bought, says MKM Partners
Subscribe for More Information
06:20 EDTTTWOTake-Two upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Capital
Subscribe for More Information
06:02 EDTGMEStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; GME GMCR
Subscribe for More Information
October 29, 2014
18:59 EDTTTWOOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
Subscribe for More Information
16:21 EDTTTWOTake-Two sees FY15 EPS $1.05-$1.30, consensus $1.05
Subscribe for More Information
16:20 EDTTTWOTake-Two sees Q3 EPS $1.35-$1.45, consensus $1.21
Subscribe for More Information
16:19 EDTTTWOTake-Two reports Q2 adjusted EPS (44c), consensus (59c)
Subscribe for More Information
12:21 EDTTTWOElectronic Arts surges after 'beat and raise' quarterly report
Shares of video game maker Electronic Arts (EA) are surging after the company's second quarter earnings per share and revenue topped analysts' estimates. The company also raised its fiscal year 2015 guidance. WHAT'S NEW: Electronic Arts' Q2 adjusted EPS was 73c, which beat analysts' consensus of 53c. The company's revenue for the quarter was $1.22B, which beat estimates of $1.16B. The video game maker anticipates third quarter EPS to be 90c, which is higher than analysts' 86c consensus. The company expects Q3 revenue of approximately $1.275B, which is slightly lower than analysts' expectations of $1.3B. Electronic Arts raised its FY15 EPS outlook to $2.05 from $1.85, which is higher than analysts' consensus of $1.92 prior to the new outlook. The company raised its FY15 revenue view to $4.175B from $4.1B, which was slightly ahead of the consensus estimate prior to the report. WHAT'S NOTABLE: EA stated that, in the calendar year to date, the company continues to be the number one publisher on Sony's (SNE) PlayStation4 and Xbox One consoles in the Western World, led by FIFA 15, NHL 15, Madden NFL 15, Titanfall, Battlefield 4, and FIFA 14. Electronic Arts noted that "Battlefield: Hardline" will debut on March 17, 2015 in North America and March 19, 2015 in Europe. On July 29, Electronic Arts announced in a post to its corporate blog that the company partnered with Microsoft (MSFT) to deliver EA Access, a new monthly, or annual, membership for gamers exclusively on Xbox One that starts at $4.99 a month. ANALYST REACTION: RW Baird analyst Colin Sebastian feels that digital growth was a notable aspect of Electronic Arts' Q2 earnings results. He said the quarter was driven by the combination of a rise in digital content sales and improved cost controls. Sebastian anticipates the video game maker will continue to improve its operating performance and benefit from solid growth in the future. Sebastian increased his price target on the stock to $45 from $43 and maintained an Outperform rating on the stock. Brean Capital analyst Todd Mitchell believes that Electronic Arts' Q2 earnings results will probably be out-shone by the push-back of its Battlefield 5 game to 2017. Mitchell expects Electronic Arts to sell approximately 4M units of "Battlefield: Hardline" by the end of FY15. He kept a Buy rating on Electronic Arts and raised his price target on the stock to $43 from $40. OTHERS TO WATCH: Electronic Arts peer Activision Blizzard (ATVI) is scheduled to give its Q3 earnings report on November 4. Another competitor, Take-Two (TTWO), is set to release its Q2 earnings numbers later on this afternoon. PRICE ACTION: Near noon, Electronic Arts climbed 3.6% to $38.83. Earlier in the session the stock hit a new 52-week high of $40.34.
06:06 EDTGMEGameStop implied volatility of 52 at upper end of index mean range
October 28, 2014
11:44 EDTGMEGameStop weakness on Wal-Mart news a buying opportunity, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray believes the impact of Wal-Mart (WMT) on GameStop's (GME) used business will be immaterial and views today's pullback as a buying opportunity. Piper notes that the entrance of Wal-Mart into any market should not be taken lightly, but other retailers have tried and failed before to enter the used game business and that Wal-Mart's entry actually refutes the bear thesis on GameStop that the used game business is not attractive. The firm maintains its Overweight rating and $53 price target on GameStop.
10:27 EDTGMEGameStop retreats after Wal-Mart begins selling used video games
Subscribe for More Information
09:08 EDTGMEWal-Mart says 1,700 stores selling pre-owned video games
Subscribe for More Information
October 24, 2014
12:30 EDTGMEGameStop November calls active
Subscribe for More Information
October 17, 2014
09:00 EDTGMEGameStop management to meet with SunTrust
Subscribe for More Information
05:39 EDTTTWO, GMESeptember NPD video game software sales fell 36%, says Piper Jaffray
Subscribe for More Information

Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.

I agree to the theflyonthewall.com disclaimer & terms of use