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Investors Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI)

Investors Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI)”

Its down 12.71% from 542,200 shares previously. New Century Investment Management Inc sold 33,262 shares as Activison Blizzard Inc (ATVI)'s stock rose 23.27%. Trading volume was down 31.47% under the stocks average daily volume. Suntrust Banks Incorporated reported 0% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Crescent Park Management Lp decreased Yahoo Inc (Call) (YHOO) stake by 83.33% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.93, for a total value of $228,212,050.00. Capital World Investors now owns 22,538,000 shares of the company's stock worth $1,297,513,000 after acquiring an additional 4,327,000 shares during the last quarter. Yahoo Inc (Call) now has $58.22 billion valuation. Kelly now owns $129,411,971 of the stock per the Form 4 SEC filing. About 3.32M shares traded. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has risen 19.03% since September 11, 2016 and is uptrending.

There has been some selling insider activity on Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) recently. Therefore 88% are positive.

ATVI has been the subject of several analyst reports. (NASDAQ:ATVI) earned "Buy" rating by Mizuho on Friday, January 13. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 22 by Oppenheimer. Pacific Crest maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Friday, August 7 report. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $62.87. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Friday, February 12. Nomura Holding Inc holds 51,738 shares. (NASDAQ:ATVI) rating on Friday, August 5. Piper Jaffray has "Buy" rating and $6900 target. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Wednesday, November 4. Argus Research has "Buy" rating and $41 target.

The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. The Company develops and distributes content and services across various gaming platforms, including video game consoles, personal computers (PC) and mobile devices. The Company's pipeline also includes GEN-1, a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mediated immunotherapy for the localized treatment of ovarian and brain cancers.

Svenska Handelsbanken AB publ continued to hold its position in shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Blizzard), King Digital Entertainment (King) and Other. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.32, for a total value of $1,211,744.52.

In related news, Director Brian G. Kelly sold 111,239 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. Shares for $1.10 million were sold by ZACCONI RICCARDO. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 4,074,879 shares of company stock valued at $252,196,001. The short-interest ratio decreased to 1.0 and the short interest percentage is 0.01% as of August 15. Its up 0.24, from 0.91 in 2016Q3. 106 funds opened positions while 193 raised stakes. In the last earnings report the EPS was $1.48 and is expected to be $2.12 for the current year with 754,921,000 shares now outstanding. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in Activision Blizzard by 0.5% in the 1st quarter. Short shares grew 1,326,841 over that timeframe. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Limited Liability Company invested 0.45% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). One Natl Association invested in 60,197 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Ny Life Tru Comm reported 2,859 shares. Public Sector Pension Investment Board owns 151,100 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. (The) assumed coverage on shares of Activision Blizzard in a research note on Friday. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Honeywell stated it has 0.5% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) opened at 66.16 on Tuesday. Braun Stacey Associate invested in 138,210 shares. Moreover, Arrowpoint Asset Management Lc has 0.06% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Nomura Asset Mngmt Limited owns 78,284 shares. Finally, Jennison Associates LLC boosted its holdings in Activision Blizzard by 82.6% in the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement holds 54,400 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0 in 2016 Q4. 5,294K shares changed hands on Tuesday. Ci has 1.11 million shares. Kistler has 0.02% invested in Altaba Inc (NASDAQ:AABA). Blackrock Fund Advsr holds 0% or 48,915 shares. 217,215 are owned by Frontfour Ltd Llc. Nikko Asset Americas owns 532,500 shares. Virginia-based Davenport And Co Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. Blackrock Invest Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 3,825 shares or 0% of the stock. Guggenheim Cap Lc holds 0% or 15,286 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Inspirion Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation holds 10,000 shares. Salem Invest Counselors stated it has 87 shares. Bankshares Of Mellon holds 25,169 shares or 0% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:YHOO), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Yahoo! Inc. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, December 9. Morgan Stanley maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rating on Tuesday, April 19. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, July 21 by Global Hunter Securities. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 5 by Brean Capital. BidaskClub lowered shares of Activision Blizzard from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th.

On July 18, 2017 Needham added the stock to its research portfolio with an initial rating of "Buy". The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, September 9 with "Neutral".

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