Activision Blizzard lays off hundreds of staff

Activision Blizzard lays off hundreds of staff

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Activision Blizzard (ATVI) attained alert from day Traders as RSI reading reached at 39.96. One, Activision Blizzard didn't own the "Destiny" IP, and that lack of control meant it couldn't create new experiences and new engagement models that lead to new revenue streams. Therefore 50% are positive. In an earnings call held yesterday, Activision Blizzard announced that 8% of its workforce would be facing termination, a number that works out to around almost 800 jobs being lost from an initial employment capacity of 9600 from across Activision, Blizzard and King. On Tuesday, January 29 the firm has "Market Perform" rating by Oppenheimer given. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, October 15 by Barclays Capital. Vantage Advisors Limited Liability Com reported 0% of its capital in Activision Blizzard, Inc. On Friday, August 31 the company was downgraded by Bank of America. There are 19230407 shares which are traded on hands in the recent trading session. ATVI has also 6,437 shares volume. ATVI underperformed the S&P500 by 22.23%.

However, Kotaku reports that job-cuts have been in the offing for Activision-Blizzard for a while: "There's been no official news from the publisher yet, but we first heard word of upcoming layoffs late past year". Since analyst price targets calculations are subjective, there often can be wide range of targets from various analysts. ATVI's profit could be $930.92 million if the current earnings per share of $1.22 is accurate. Wall Street's most bullish Activision Blizzard, Inc.

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Blizzard has seen no shortage of controversy this year; they've lost a CEO, paid employees to leave, and taking center stage is the infamous Diablo: Immortal announcement. There are also layoffs at Activision subsidiaries such as King and High Moon Studios.

Rumblings of layoffs within Blizzard were previously reported late previous year (via Kotaku), where it was claimed the company was trying to find "creative ways" to cut costs and avoid any negative press attention.

This is breaking news and will be updated as more information comes in. The titles are as follows: "Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Q3 Earnings: What's in the Cards?" If $1.22 is reported, ATVI's profit will be $930.92M for 8.22 P/E. 159.57 % EPS growth is what analysts predict. $0.47 EPS was published for last quarter.

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