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Electronic Arts on the Street: Analyst Expectations in July 2017

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EA’s stock returns

In the trailing-12-month period, Electronic Arts (EA) stock has risen 48.9%. In the past month, its shares have declined 1%. Since the start of 2017, the stock has risen 42.5%, after increasing more than 14% in 2016. It has also risen ~3.0% in the past five trading days.

By comparison, Activision (ATVI), Take-Two (TTWO), and Japan-based (EWJ) Sony (SNE) have generated returns of 48%, 98%, 36%, respectively, in the trailing-12-month period.

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Analyst recommendations

Of the 24 analysts covering EA, 18 have given it a “buy” recommendation, and six have recommended a “hold.” EA has no “sell” recommendations.

The analyst stock price target for EA is $118, with a median target estimate of $122.5. EA is trading at a discount of 9.2% to median analyst estimates.

Moving averages, MACD, and RSI

On July 21, 2017, EA closed the trading day at $112.22. Based on this price, here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 11.5% above its 100-day moving average of $100.65
  • 1.7% above its 50-day moving average of $110.40
  • 3.5% above its 20-day moving average of $108.90

EA’s 14-day MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is about 0.17. A stock’s MACD is the difference between its short-term and long-term moving averages. EA’s positive figure indicates an upward trading trend.

EA has a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score of 76, which shows the stock has been overbought. Generally, if an RSI is above 70, it indicates that a stock has been overbought, while RSI figure below 30 suggests that the stock has been oversold.

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