Activision Blizzard INC (ATVI) Holder Ao Asset Management LLC Boosted Its Stake by $3.09 Million

March 22, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.23, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 37 investors sold ATVI shares while 205 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. 639.82 million shares or 0.01% less from 639.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Botty Limited Liability Com stated it has 1.32% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). 7,202 were accumulated by Levin Strategies L P. Scopus Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership accumulated 1.40 million shares. State Teachers Retirement System holds 0.18% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) or 1.15M shares. Citigroup Inc reported 483,085 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Granite Investment Prtn Limited Com invested in 0.64% or 160,055 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems has 1.65 million shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Bessemer stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Ledyard Bank owns 492 shares. Honeywell Inc owns 236,600 shares. Moreover, Cornerstone has 0.12% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Prudential Public Ltd Company invested in 4,192 shares or 0% of the stock. The North Carolina-based Bancshares Of America De has invested 0.06% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). 12,444 were reported by Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Company. Mitsubishi Ufj Secs Ltd, a Japan-based fund reported 4,640 shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $157.83 million activity. Another trade for 120,521 shares valued at $8.72 million was sold by Wereb Stephen G. 205,875 shares valued at $14.62 million were sold by Morhaime Michael on Tuesday, February 20. Another trade for 19,761 shares valued at $1.40M was made by ZACCONI RICCARDO on Friday, February 16. CORTI ROBERT J also sold $6.15M worth of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) on Friday, February 16. 20,000 Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) shares with value of $1.42 million were sold by MORGADO ROBERT J. Shares for $120.10 million were sold by KELLY BRIAN G on Wednesday, February 21.

Ao Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI) by 7.8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ao Asset Management Llc bought 48,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.27% with the market. The institutional investor held 667,400 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $43.05 million, up from 619,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ao Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Activision Blizzard Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $52.92 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.58% or $1.85 during the last trading session, reaching $69.76. About 4.19M shares traded. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has risen 47.83% since March 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Ratings Coverage

Among 30 analysts covering Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Activision Blizzard had 131 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) rating on Wednesday, September 6. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $66.0 target. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Cowen & Co. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. Mizuho maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) rating on Friday, May 6. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $42 target. As per Sunday, August 6, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, February 8. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 4 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, June 16 with “Overweight”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) rating on Friday, October 2. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $37 target.

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