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'Overwatch' Could Put Activision Q2 Results Over Street Estimates

'Overwatch' Could Put Activision Q2 Results Over Street Estimates - Activision Blizzard, Inc NASDAQ:ATVI, EA

Bank of America Merrill Lynch raised its estimates on Activision Blizzard, Inc. ATVI 1.64% for "Overwatch" in its report released Monday.

The analysts lifted their price target to $44 based on 20x their higher CY17 EPS. The multiple used is "in line with Electronic Arts Inc. EA 0.67% despite lower net cash."

This move was driven by raised estimates on strong performance of Activision's "Overwatch" title, currently estimated to sell 11.6 million units in CY16.

The analysts maintain their Neutral rating, stating, "Overwatch a strong new franchise, but still see more holiday upside for EA's Battlefield."

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DateFirmActionFromTo
Jun 2016BarclaysMaintainsOverweight
Apr 2016BMO CapitalInitiates Coverage onMarket Perform
Mar 2016Hilliard LyonsDowngradesBuyLong-term Buy

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