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  • What Are the Deeper Consequences for the Video Game Industry after THQ?

    By Nihar Patel - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, TTWO, THQIQ

    THQ (NASDAQOTH: THQIQ) has filed for bankruptcy. As a fan of the company's games, this comes as a disappointment for me, because I was hoping it would be able to turn things around. There were lots of things the company had to do before it became one of those nice turnaround plays, but it looks like it just ran out of time. I was hoping that Metro: Last Light more »

  • How To Play Video Game Stocks

    By David Gould - November 28, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, THQIQ

    As demand shifts from console gaming to Internet and multimedia platforms, companies have an opportunity to go with the flow, innovate it, or rely on "core" traditional revenue streams. Unfortunately, all too many producers have chosen the last option. Nintendo's stock has fallen an incredibly 77.5% over the last 5 years from failing to adapt. The introduction of Wii U, which was released in stores a few days more »

  • Activision-Blizzard's Pattern of Success Will Continue

    By Nihar Patel - November 27, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, THQIQ

    During the first 24 hours Call of Duty: Black Ops II was on store shelves, it raked in half a billion dollars. This broke the previous record for opening day sales, originally set by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 one year ago. Activision-Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) really hit it out of the park with the Call of Duty series. Even lumping it together as one franchise does not do it more »

  • How to Play the Video Game Market

    By David Gould - October 21, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, THQIQ

    If you are interested in getting exposed to consumer goods, make sure you hunt out the undervalued stocks and don't overly "diversify" into junk stocks. Sadly, there are quite a few that fall into the latter category in video games. However, if you can eye either the turnaround plays or the ones creating sustainable and large economic moats, you are on your way to massive returns...

    Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVImore »)

  • Gaming Stocks: Leveling Off or Leveling Up?

    By T. M. Loyd - September 27, 2012 | Tickers: EA, TTWO, THQIQ

    I admit that I've lost far too many hours to video games. Time better spent reading, exercising, with friends and family, was spent with my fingers diddling over a controller and my face cast in the cold blue light of a monitor... and I loved every minute of it. For most gamers this is the case, and when a new game comes out, they're all in a tizzy more »

  • Is Electronic Arts A Touchdown?

    By Ryan Guenette - September 6, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, TTWO, THQIQ, ZNGA

    Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) recently released the latest version of its Madden NFL franchise game. The update, known as Madden NFL 13, was more than just a roster update according to EA. The game featured a revamped physics engine and a new career mode option. Electron Arts announced on Thursday that it sold 900,000 copies of Madden NFL 13 on its first day of availability, representing a franchise record more »

  • Will It Ever Be Time To Buy Zynga?

    By Ryan Guenette - August 3, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, GLUU, THQIQ, ZNGA

    Zynga Incorporated (NASDAQ: ZNGA) went public on December 16th, 2011, at an offering price of $10.00, valuing the company at around $7.0 billion. After initially rallying, and reaching a high point of $15.91, Zynga began its long move downward. Most recently, Zynga's shares were pummeled 37%, when Zynga reported second-quarter results. They stated that second-quarter sales totaled $332.5 million, well below the analyst estimate more »

  • EA, the 'Volume Shooter' of Game Companies

    By Taylor Collins - June 22, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, TTWO, THQIQ | Editor's Choice

    As far as publicly traded video-game companies go, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is an Allen Iverson.

    The basketball superstar -- regular-season MVP in 2000-01 -- was a "volume shooter," and therefore could not be given as much merit as some of the other greats. Players (or companies) with an above-average measure of skill combined with enough attempts will likely put up good numbers eventually … then fade into obscurity.

    EA is proving this more »

  • Why Electronic Arts is a Sell

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 9, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, TTWO, THQIQ | Editor's Choice

    One of the largest American game entertainment companies, Electronic Arts, Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) has had its fate tied to the declining videogame industry, where users are trading in their controllers for simpler tech products like tablets and smartphones.  In EA’s case, much of the blame falls on its overreliance on rehashing sequels to franchises like “Madden” and “Tiger Woods PGA Tour,” which is a result of the company’s more »

  • THQ: Dark Times in the Dark Millennium

    By John Casteele - April 2, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, THQIQ, ZNGA

    Looking back, I've probably played more games by THQ (NASDAQOTH: THQIQ) in my lifetime than just about any other publisher. The last game that I paid full price for was even a Warhammer 40k game by THQ's Relic Entertainment, and in my time as a moderator at a Relic Entertainment fan forum I've even chatted with a few folks from both Relic and THQ proper. The fanboy more »

  • Is THQ on its Last Leg?

    By John Casteele - March 5, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, THQIQ

    Time has not been kind to THQ Inc. (NASDAQOTH: THQIQ). Once a powerhouse in the gaming industry, the company has suffered through a number of bad business decisions which left it barely alive. Stock prices have dropped to around 50 cents per share and show few indications of a turnaround anytime soon. Unlike Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) whose recently-announced layoffs appear to be more a result of internal restructuring than more »

  • Blizzard Feels the Winds of Change

    By John Casteele - March 2, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, THQIQ | Editor's Choice

    When Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) announced recently that it was laying off 600 workers from its Blizzard Entertainment branch, investors took notice. One might think that the maker of console and computer games such as World of Warcraft, Starcraft and the Call of Duty series wouldn't have to worry about financial troubles, but given the bankruptcy and cancellation rumors that continue to swirl around the once-mighty THQ (NASDAQOTH: THQIQmore »)