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    Take-Two Interactive Missed Out on Codemasters, Investors Should Be Patient

    Take-Two Interactive stock (TTWO) is up almost 55 percent YTD. Is the stock a buy even though it missed out on Codemasters?
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    A Look at the September 2017 Moving Averages for Electronic Arts

    Of the 23 analysts tracking EA, 18 gave the stock a “buy” recommendation, and five analysts recommended a “hold.” There were no “sell” recommendations from these analysts.

    By Adam Rogers
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    What Analysts Recommend for Activision Blizzard in April 2017

    On April 24, 2017, Activision Blizzard (ATVI) generated investor returns of 46.8% in the trailing 12-month period and 3.6% in the trailing one-month period.

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    Electronic Arts on the Street: Analyst Expectations in July 2017

    In the trailing-12-month period, Electronic Arts (EA) stock has risen 48.9%. In the past month, its shares have declined 1%.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Zynga’s Prospects in the Mobile Gaming Industry

    Zynga closed 3Q17 with 19 million daily active users (or DAUs) on mobile, indicating that its mobile audience grew 19% YoY year-over-year.

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    How Zynga Is Spending Its Cash

    With Zynga (ZNGA) hitting profitability milestones in its recent quarters, its cash holdings have grown.

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    Behind Take-Two Interactive’s Climb in August

    Take-Two Interactive saw its stock rise 23% in August 2017 and closed the month at $97.79. Take-Two is now trading 135% above its 52-week low of $41.7.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Parsing Zynga’s Mobile Metrics

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    Why Zynga Is Prioritizing Its Research and Development Budget

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    Gaming Industry Struggles Continue with EA’s Top-Line Miss

    Electronic Arts missed top-line estimates but posted better-than-expected earnings in the third quarter.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    How Activision Blizzard Views 2Q17 and Fiscal 2017

    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.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    Take-Two Crushed Its Earnings Estimates, Stock Fell 5%

    Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) stock lost about 5% in after-hours trading on Wednesday following its results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    EA, TTWO, ATVI: Are Gaming Stocks a Good Bet in 2020?

    Gaming stocks have done well for investors over the years. Let’s look at whether Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive, and EA are good bets for 2020.

    By Adam Rogers
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    EA Stock Could Spike after Strong Star Wars Launch

    EA launched Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on Friday, and the game’s early reviews are encouraging. EA’s valuation is $28.4 billion or 5.5x its forward sales.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Is Sony a Solid Bet in an Uncertain Economy?

    Sony (SNE) has long had a reputation for being a formidable global brand. Amid current market uncertainty, is its stock promising?

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    Valuation and Upside Potential for EA, TTWO, and ATVI

    Gaming stocks have made a strong comeback in the last six months. Electronic Arts has a 12-month target price of $111.48—12.4% above its current price.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Are Video Games Really to Blame for Mass Shootings?

    On Monday, all gaming-related stocks dipped significantly. What came as a surprise was the news that caused this decline.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Take-Two Crushes Earnings Estimates, Gains Big after Hours

    Shares of leading gaming company Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) rose over 7% after earnings in after-hours trading on August 5. Here’s why.

    By Adam Rogers
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    E3 2019: The Big Announcements Shaping the Gaming Space

    E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, is underway in Los Angeles. It’s a trade event for the video gaming industry that sees leading gaming companies make important announcements—including new games. Here’s how the expo has been affecting the market so far—and what you can expect.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    How Take-Two Interactive Benefits from a Growing Gaming Industry

    The global games industry is expected to reach $183 billion by the end of 2022, up from $130 billion in 2017.

    By Adam Rogers
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    What Games Could Drive Take-Two’s Sales in 2020 and Beyond?

    Take-Two’s 2K and Gearbox Software also released Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition for PC, PlayStation 4 (SNE), and Xbox One (MSFT).

    By Adam Rogers
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    Take-Two Stock Has Gained 8.5% in May

    Gaming company Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) has gained just over 2% since the start of 2019.

    By Adam Rogers
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    How Gaming Stocks Fared as Markets Wrapped the Worst Week of 2019

    Last week, Activision Blizzard (ATVI) fell 2.4%, while GameStop (GME) saw downward price action of 5.4%.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Electronic Arts’ Valuation Compared to Its Peers

    Electronic Arts has a forward PE ratio of 28.2x for 2019. The ratio might seem high given the company’s negative revenue and earnings growth.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Electronic Arts: What to Expect from the Earnings Growth

    The shift to digital gaming has driven the profit margins higher for Electronic Arts (EA) and its peers over the last few years.

    By Adam Rogers
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    How Take-Two’s Valuation Compares with Peers

    Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) has a forward PE ratio of 28.9x for 2019.

    By Adam Rogers
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    What Games Are Important for Take-Two’s Revenue Growth?

    Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) will be banking on games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, NBA 2K19, and WWE 2K19 to drive sales in fiscal 2019 and beyond.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 Is a Key Revenue Growth Driver for Take-Two

    Gaming companies such as Take-Two Interactive (TTWO), Electronic Arts (EA), and Activision Blizzard (ATVI) are highly dependent on popular franchises to drive sales.

    By Adam Rogers
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    How Has Take-Two Interactive Performed In 2019?

    Take-Two Interactive is up 370% in the last five years and 156% in the last three years.

    By Adam Rogers
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    A Look at Activision Blizzard’s Valuation

    Activision Blizzard (ATVI) has a forward PE ratio of 35.9x for 2019.

    By Adam Rogers
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    A Look at Activision Blizzard’s 2019 Revenue and Earnings Growth

    The global gaming market continues to grow at a robust pace. The gaming market is expected to reach $150 billion this year.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Here’s What Investors Can Expect from Zynga’s Q1 Report

    Though 2018 was mostly a turnaround year, Zynga has said that it expects a great start to 2019.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Why Zynga May Put Its San Francisco Building on the Block

    Zynga (ZNGA) exited 2018 with $581 million in cash, but the company isn’t satisfied with this amount and wants to increase it.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Zynga Banks on New Products to Sustain Its Recovery

    According to Zynga (ZNGA), it’s planning to introduce new products to drive growth this year.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Except Electronic Arts, Gaming Stocks Had a Dismal Q1

    In the first quarter, Activision Blizzard and Take-Two Interactive Software saw downward price action of 1.5% and 8.3%, respectively.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    Wall Street Weighs In on Gaming Stocks in March

    Gaming stocks are having a mixed year so far. Electronic Arts has gained 25.5% YTD (year-to-date), but its peers haven’t fared so well.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Electronic Arts Surges as Apex Legends Continues Its Strong Run

    Electronic Arts stock has seen significant buying interest on optimism over Apex Legends, its first free-to-play battle royale game.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Why Wall Street Fell in Love with Electronic Arts Stock

    Electronic Arts (EA) gained 6.8% today as of 10:45 AM EST.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    ATVI’s Q4 Earnings: What’s the Word on Wall Street?

    Activision Blizzard (ATVI) is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings results on February 12.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    Mattel Stock Fell 37.8% in 2018, Sales Deteriorated

    On a YTD (year-to-date) basis, Mattel (MAT) stock has fallen 37.8% to $9.56 as of December 21. Mattel is facing soft business trends in China.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Why Is Hasbro Stock Down 11.4% Year-to-Date?

    Hasbro (HAS) and other toymakers in the United States have been left in the lurch due to the Toys “R” Us store closures.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Analysts Remain Bullish on Hasbro Entering into 2019

    Renowned toymaker Hasbro (HAS) has had a rough year due to the liquidation of Toys “R” Us.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Why Gaming Stocks Are a Safe Bet after Their Recent Price Fall

    The recent market pullback has resulted in several gaming stocks trading at 52-week lows.

    By Adam Rogers
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    What Are Activision Blizzard’s Key Revenue Growth Drivers?

    Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy Crush continue to be major drivers of its revenue growth.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Activision Blizzard’s Valuation Compared to Its Peers’

    We’ve already seen that Activision Blizzard’s’ (ATVI) revenues are expected to rise 4.6% in 2018 and 6.3% in 2019.

    By Adam Rogers
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    How Mattel Stock Reacted to Third-Quarter Results

    Mattel (MAT) reported its third-quarter results on October 25, and the stock fell 2.8% on October 26. It missed its top- and bottom-line estimates.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Why Hasbro’s Third-Quarter Revenue Declined 12%

    Hasbro’s (HAS) third-quarter revenues of $1.57 billion missed analysts’ projection of $1.71 billion.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Analysts Revise Targets for Hasbro after Dismal Third Quarter

    On October 22, toymaker Hasbro (HAS) announced disappointing results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

    By Victoria Dean
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    A Look at the Valuations for Gaming Stocks

    Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) PE (price-to-earnings) ratio is 34.4x, which is higher than Electronic Arts’ (EA) PE ratio of 31.3x.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Our belief is that you have to be a stock picker today. The Nasdaq (QQQ) is up 8% this year and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) is down 1%.

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    Why Activision Blizzard Aims to Target the Battle Royale Gaming Segment

    In March, the stock prices of gaming companies Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Take-Two Interactive (TTWO), and Electronic Arts (EA) fell, driven by concerns over the tremendous success of Epic Games’ Fortnite.

    By Adam Rogers
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    How Does Activision Blizzard Compare with Peers in Key Metrics?

    Activision Blizzard’s PE ratio is estimated at 41.06x for 2018, which is lower than Zynga’s PE ratio of 46.07x and Take-Two Interactive’s PE ratio of 74x.

    By Adam Rogers
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    These Were Activision Blizzard’s Top Selling Games in 2017

    Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) Call of Duty was launched about 14 years ago and has been a favorite ever since.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Why Activision Blizzard’s Revenues Are Expected to Rise in Fiscal 2018

    Analysts expect Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) revenues to rise 10.8% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.33 billion in 1Q18.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Electronic Arts versus Analyst Price Target Estimates

    Electronic Arts (EA) has returned 44% in the trailing 12 months, 0.5% in the last month, and -1.6% in the trailing five days.

    By Adam Rogers
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    How EA Compares with Peers: Revenue Growth and Other Metrics

    In the table below, you can see that analysts expect revenue growth for Electronic Arts (EA) to continue in fiscal 2018 and beyond.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Why Electronic Arts Expects Revenue to Rise 5.3% in Fiscal 2018

    Electronic Arts (EA) expects GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) revenue of $5.1 billion in fiscal 2018, a YoY (year-over-year) rise of 5.3% to $4.84 billion in fiscal 2017

    By Adam Rogers
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    Which Games Are Driving Digital Downloads for Electronic Arts?

    Management at Electronic Arts was surprised at the data released for full game downloads with respect to its games such as FIFA and Madden in fiscal 2Q18.

    By Adam Rogers
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    EA and Activision Can Grow Their Long-Term Revenue

    Research firm Newzoo has estimated that worldwide gaming revenue will reach $116 billion in 2017 with more than 2.2 billion players.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Inside the Profit Margins of the 4 Biggest Gaming Companies

    Analysts expect Activision to post a net margin of 14.4% in fiscal 2017, 16.9% in fiscal 2018, and 19.5% in fiscal 2019.

    By Adam Rogers
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    What’s Affected Activision Blizzard’s Stock Price in 2017?

    Since the start of calendar 2017, Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) stock price has risen over 75% to close at $63.93 on November 20.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Which Games Are Likely to Drive Revenue for Activision and EA?

    A broad portfolio of games for Activision Activision Blizzard (ATVI) has a broad portfolio of games across genres. A few years ago, the company banked on games like World of Warcraft, Skylanders, and Call of Duty to drive revenue. These three games accounted for almost 80% of the company’s total revenue in fiscal 2013. Peer company Take-Two […]

    By Adam Rogers
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    Who in the Gaming Sector Might Lead in Revenue Growth?

    Analysts expect Zynga’s (ZNGA) revenue to rise 11.8% YoY in fiscal 2017 to $843.2 million and 8.7% YoY in fiscal 2018 to $916.7 million.

    By Adam Rogers
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    NVIDIA and AMD Both Made Top 5 Tech Stock List

    While the S&P 500 Index (SPY) has risen 11.8% year-to-date (or YTD), the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite Index (QQQ) has jumped 19.9%.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    A Look at Digital Revenue Growth for Electronic Arts

    EA’s digital sales in fiscal 1Q18 rose 28% year-over-year to $681 million from $568 million in fiscal 1Q17, primarily driven by strength in its Live Services and Mobile businesses.

    By Adam Rogers
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    How Electronic Arts Expects to Drive Revenue Growth

    EA increased its research and development expenses from $294 million in fiscal 1Q17 to $325 million in fiscal 1Q18.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Factors Driving Mobile, Console, and PC Gaming for Activision

    EA’s mobile gaming revenues rose 1.2% year-over-year to $175.0 million in 4Q17.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Can Electronic Arts Improve Its Profit Margins in Fiscal 2018?

    Electronic Arts (EA) expects its gross margin to be 74.9% by the end of fiscal 2018. It was 73.2% in fiscal 2017, 69.2% in fiscal 2016, and 68.3% in fiscal 2015.

    By Adam Rogers
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    How Electronic Arts Is Improving Profit Margins

    Electronic Arts (EA) expects its gross margin to be 72.1% by the end of fiscal 2017.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Take-Two Interactive Overbought, Trading at a Discount

    US-based (SPY) Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) generated investor returns of 54.8% in the trailing 12 months and 13.1% in the trailing one month.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Digital Transformation Drives Electronic Arts’s Revenues in Fiscal 1Q17

    Electronic Arts’s (EA) digital revenues accounted for 83.2% of its non-GAAP revenues in fiscal 1Q17. Its digital revenues also rose by 6.8% year-over-year to $568 million in fiscal 1Q17.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Richard Bernstein Sees an Improvement in Emerging Markets

    Though Richard Bernstein Advisors doesn’t find emerging markets wildly attractive at the moment, it does find them better than Japan.

    By David Ashworth
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    Which Gaming Franchises Are Expected to Drive Revenues for TTWO?

    Take-Two Interactive Software’s (TTWO) most successful franchise, Grand Theft Auto (or GTA), has sold over 235 million units worldwide.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Take-Two Interactive Software Banks on Diverse Portfolio for Revenue Growth

    Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) has seen its revenues increase from $825 million in fiscal 2012 to ~$1.4 billion in fiscal 2016.

    By Adam Rogers
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    The Grand Theft Franchise’s Importance to Take-Two Interactive

    In this series, we will look at the trends impacting the long-term performance of Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO). TTWO’s Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 65 million units globally and across all platforms.

    By Adam Rogers
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    How Did the US Video Gaming Industry Perform in 2015?

    The ESA stated that the video game industry in the US is one of the country’s fastest-growing sectors. In 2012, the video game industry added $6.2 billion to the US economy.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Why Did the Share Price of Electronic Arts Rise on May 11?

    On May 11, 2016, Electronic Arts (EA) announced its fiscal 4Q16 and 2016 results. EA declared revenues of $924 million in 4Q16, easily beating analyst estimates of $886.4 million.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Grand Theft Auto Continues to Generate Revenues for Take-Two

    Take-Two Interactive’s (TTWO) video game Grand Theft Auto has sold over 60 million units globally and across all platforms. The game also entered the Guinness World Records as the fastest videogame to gross $1 billion.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Why EA’s Trading below Moving Averages after Q3 Earnings

    Electronic Arts (EA) generated investor returns of 17.8% in the trailing 12 months and -6.6% in the trailing one month

    By Adam Rogers
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    Should You Invest in Electronic Arts?

    Along with its move toward the digital space, console upgrades are the reason Electronic Arts stock returned 66% to shareholders in 2013 and 105% in 2014.

    By Anne Shields
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    Why Greenlight Capital opened a new position in McDermott

    An August report on Bloomberg said the company was a potential takeover target on the back of a share price decline due to cost overruns at some of its projects.

    By Samantha Nielson
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