Replaying This Video Game Stock After Earnings

ATVI suffered a 14.5% post-earnings bear gap last week

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When we last checked in with Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) the video game maker -- who's franchises includes Candy Crush, Call of Duty, and World of Warcraft, was about to report earnings. Fast forward a little more than a week later, and ATVI's price action is worth a closer look.

ATVI gapped lower by 14.5% in the wake of last week's corporate report, and hit a new annual low of $64.55 in the process. Now, the shares are languishing under the $69 level and sport a 28% year-to-date deficit. The stock is at risk of downgrades, too, considering 15 of the 21 brokerages maintain "buy" or better ratings, with not a single "sell" to be found. 

From a fundamental perspective, Activision Blizzard stock has a decent valuation with a price-earnings ratio of 19.82 and a market capitalization of $52 billion. ATVI also offers a solid forward price-earnings ratio of 17.15. Additionally, the entertainment company is fundamentally well rounded. ATVI has grown its revenues and its net income 29% and 868%, respectively, since fiscal 2017. 

With that said, investors must decide whether to value the solid balance sheet with the stock's recent poor performance on the charts. 

 

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