Ford Motor Company’s F-Series trucks have been the key strength of its US product portfolio for more than the last three decades.
In 2016, General Motors (GM) benefited from higher US demand for trucks and utility vehicles.
In 1H17, General Motors (GM) stock traded on a mixed note. As of June 20, 2017, it had fallen 1.3% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.
According to the data compiled by Thomson Reuters on June 20, 2017, ten out of 26 analysts recommended “holds” on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) stock.
General Motors (GM) and Ford Motor Company (F), the two largest US automakers, faced several challenges in 1H17. Among them, falling total US auto sales could be considered key.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) has a reputation of having the lowest profit margins in its peer group.
As of June 20, 2017, Fiat Chrysler stock (FCAU) has fallen ~2.5% so far in 2Q17. This performance is similar to those of its peers General Motors (GM) and Ford Motor Company (F).
At the beginning of 2017, the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) alleged that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) could be violating the Clean Air Act.
2Q17 began on a mixed note for the broader market. Investors’ sentiments have likely been driven by a mixed bag of 1Q17 results and other macroeconomic factors in the United States.
Of the 23 analysts that cover Activision Blizzard (ATVI), 18 recommended a “buy” and four recommended a “hold.” There was only one “sell” recommendation.
In 2Q17, Activision plans to release a new Hearthstone expansion and the Overwatch Uprising event. Heroes of the Storm 2.0 is expected to be launched with additional content in 2017.
China’s gaming market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.6% between 2013 and 2020.
According to Newzoo’s annual gaming research report, the global games market was worth $99.6 billion at the end of 2016 and rose 8.5% year-over-year
EA’s mobile gaming revenues rose 1.2% year-over-year to $175.0 million in 4Q17.
In 2014, the average revenue per eSports fan was $2.20 and in 2016, this figure was $3.50. Newzoo conservatively estimates this figure to touch $6.00 in 2019.
About 54% of eSports enthusiasts are between the ages of 21 and 35. Companies find it difficult to target this demographic group via traditional advertising, as they spend less time on traditional media.
According to Newzoo, advertisers spent $325 million on eSports in 2016, a rise of 49% year-over-year.
In fiscal 2016, Activision’s in-game experiences resulted in more than 43 billion hours of gameplay in 2016.
Activision is expected to release Call of Duty: WWII on November 3, 2017. Call of Duty’s reveal trailer has topped 10 million views on YouTube.
According to gaming research firm Newzoo, 2.2 billion gamers are expected to generate $108.9 billion in revenues during 2017, a rise of 7.8% YoY.