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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Google May Be Interested in Gaming

    Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google is looking to make a big move in the gaming business, according to a report by video game industry site Kotaku.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    How Zynga Is Spending Its Cash

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

    By Neha Gupta
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    Fund Managers

    TPG-Axon Capital Management Increases Four Positions in 4Q14

    In 4Q14, TPG-Axon Capital Management increased holdings in Huntsman (HUN), Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN), KAR Auction Services (KAR), and Zynga (ZNGA).

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where’s the Money for Activision and Video Game Peers?

    Holiday video game sales figures shared by Sensor Tower and reported by Wall Street Journal reveal an interesting sector trend.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Parsing Zynga’s Mobile Metrics

    One way to understand the prospects of digital publishers such as Zynga (ZNGA) is to look at mobile metrics, as mobile has become the preferred platform for playing digital games.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Zynga Is Prioritizing Its Research and Development Budget

    Zynga (ZNGA) funneled $69.2 million into R&D (research and development) in 1Q17. It turns out the company is tweaking how it spends its R&D budget.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Zynga Stock Has Been Soaring in 2020, No End in Sight

    Lately, Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) stock has been in hot demand. At $9.66 per share, the stock has gained 58% this year. Will the momentum continue?

    By Ruchi Gupta
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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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    Technology & Communications

    Why do Twitter and its social media peers attract investors?

    People have been asking me over the past few weeks what my views are on the Twitter IPO (TWTR) as well as my view on Twitter as a general business.

    By Samuel Madden, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What to Know ahead of Zynga’s Q2 Earnings Results

    Zynga (ZNGA) plans to report its second-quarter earnings results on July 31. What’s on its upcoming second-quarter scorecard?

    By Neha Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Zynga Stock Rises despite Earnings Miss

    Zynga’s reported bookings more than doubled to $359 million in the first quarter, up from $162 million.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    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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    Earnings Report

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Zynga’s Advertising Business Bounces Back

    If there’s a segment of Zynga’s (ZNGA) business that clearly reflects the company’s turnaround, it’s the advertising business.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does 5G Have to Do with Zynga’s Business?

    Zynga (ZNGA) is banking on 5G technology to enhance its growth potential.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Technology & Communications

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Consumer

    Overstock in Focus as Bitcoin Grabs Spotlight

    In this series, we’ll discuss Bitt’s blockchain mobile wallet and Overstock’s blowout ICO (initial coin offering).

    By Victoria Dean
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Consumer

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Zynga’s Strategy Shift

    Zynga (ZNGA) brought in executives who previously worked for its rival, Electronic Arts (EA), to try to turn around its fortunes.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Consumer

    Bitcoin Prices Fall, Hackers Reportedly Stole Bitcoins Worth $65 Million

    Bitcoin, one of the most commonly used digital currencies, fell by close to 15% over the last four trading sessions. It’s used for online payments.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Earnings Report

    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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    Earnings Report

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Bitcoins Have Evolved

    The bitcoin, which made its debut in 2009, is often referred to as the world’s first decentralized digital currency. It has the highest market capitalization when compared to its peers.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Electronic Arts and Activision Dominate the Gaming Space

    In this series, we’ll compare the performance of gaming industry companies such as Electronic Arts (EA), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), and Zynga (ZNGA).

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Zynga Returns to Amazon for Its Data Center Needs

    In 2009 Zynga relied heavily on Amazon for its data center and cloud computing requirements. Later on, it spent $100 million to build its own data centers.

    By Anne Shields
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    Technology & Communications

    Why the Twitter stock dropped 18%: The company’s lockup terms

    The expiration of Twitter’s lockup period caused shares to drop sharply on the day.

    By Ingrid Pan
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