Worldwide digital video game sales surged 8 percent to $61 billion last year as mobile and console title revenues advanced.» Read More
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday: Amazon, Microsoft, Electronic Arts and more.
U.S. stock futures were under pressure again this morning, after Monday's worst start of a new year for the S&P 500 since 2001.
As the bull market tries for a seventh year, don't count on this year's outperformers to continue their stellar gains.
NEW YORK, Dec 31- The S&P 500 saw its flattest year since 2011, ending a three-year streak of double-digit returns. Netflix +134.38 Amazon.com +117.78 Activision Blizzard +92.11 Nvidia +64.39 Cablevision +54.55. Chesapeake Energy -77.01 CONSOL Energy -76.63 Southwestern Energy -73.95 Freeport-McMoRan -70.83 Fossil Group -66.99.
It's easy to argue for a short-term pop in energy and materials. Making a shot at value as a strategy for 2016 is a tougher sell.
Dec 22- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday, ahead of third-quarter GDP data, even as crude oil prices edged up from multi-year lows. *The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to trim third-quarter GDP growth to an annual rate of 1.9 percent from 2.1 percent reported last month. The data is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.
NEW YORK, Dec 10- When health insurer Humana Inc reported worse-than-expected quarterly earnings in late 2014- including a 21 percent drop in net income- it softened the blow by immediately telling investors it would make a $500 million share repurchase. It added around two cents to the company's annual earnings per share, allowing Humana to surpass its $7.50...
HELSINKI, Dec 9- Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the maker of hit mobile phone game Angry Birds, has its eye on an eventual merger or acquisition following its restructuring this year, Kaj Hed, the Finnish firm's chairman and biggest shareholder said on Wednesday. "There is a clear need for some consolidation to take place here, and that is something I'm interested in," Kaj...
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Activision's efforts to become the leader in interactive entertainment have the hallmarks of creating a Disney-like dynasty, some analysts say.
Nov 11- Videogame maker Activision Blizzard Inc said "Call of Duty: Black Ops III" generated more than $550 million in global sales in the first three days after its Friday release, setting the tone for the crucial holiday quarter. On Sony's PlayStation 4 console, "Black Ops III" set a record as the best-selling digital game by units sold on its first day, Activision...
Large cap companies dominate the year's growth in the S&P 500. If the index were weighted equally, it would be in the red.
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The video game company on Friday introduced Activision Blizzard Studios, which will create original movies based on its library of game titles.
Nov 6- Activision Blizzard Inc has launched a film and TV studio to create original content based on its popular videogame franchises such as "Call of Duty" and "Hearthstone" in its latest push to expand beyond console-based games. Activision Blizzard Studios' first production will be " Skylanders Academy," an animated TV series based on the company's toys-to-life...
Activision Blizzard Studios' first production will be " Skylanders Academy," an animated TV series based on its role-playing toys-to-life videogame "Skylanders.
Nov 3- "FarmVille" game maker Zynga Inc said Chief Financial Officer David Lee was stepping down and Chief Accounting Officer Michelle Quejado was taking over as interim CFO. Zynga also said it would delay the launch of the "Dawn of Titans" and "CSR2" games to 2016 from the fourth quarter planned earlier. Founder Mark Pincus, who returned as chief executive this year,...