Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Stock Price Declined While Tower Research Capital Trc Has Lowered Position by $1.69 Million; Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP Upped Position in Ensco Plc (ESV)

June 16, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Tower Research Capital Llc Trc decreased its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI) by 99.59% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tower Research Capital Llc Trc sold 24,097 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.32% with the market. The institutional investor held 100 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $7,000, down from 24,197 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tower Research Capital Llc Trc who had been investing in Activision Blizzard Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $58.93B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $77.41. About 4.12 million shares traded. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) has risen 20.67% since June 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.10% the S&P500. Some Historical ATVI News: 08/05/2018 – Destiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind Brings New Gear, Endgame Content, and Activities to Players; 03/05/2018 – Activision Blizzard Sees 2Q Rev $1.56B; 22/03/2018 – Analyst predicts EA, Activision will launch titles with ‘Fortnite’-style gameplay within a year; 06/05/2018 – Activision Blizzard Access Event Scheduled By Aliya Capital; 14/03/2018 – Activision Blizzard, Inc. vs Game and Technology Co., Ltd. | FWD Entered | 03/14/2018; 05/05/2018 – The surging popularity of Epic Games’ “Fortnite” is not significantly hurting Activision Blizzard’s gaming business; 08/05/2018 – Destiny 2 Expansion Il: Warmind Brings New Gear, Endgame Content, and Activities to Players; 20/04/2018 – Call of Duty® World League, Presented by PlayStation®4, Makes Seattle Debut April 20-22; 03/05/2018 – ACTIVISION 1Q EARNINGS CALL BEGINS; 09/04/2018 – Get Ready for BlizzCon® 2018

Thomas Lenox Kempner increased its stake in Ensco Plc (ESV) by 80.63% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp bought 345,100 shares as the company’s stock rose 22.69% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Thomas Lenox Kempner held 773,100 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.39 million, up from 428,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Ensco Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.56B market cap company. The stock decreased 7.00% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $5.85. About 26.59M shares traded or 96.35% up from the average. Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has declined 6.04% since June 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.61% the S&P500.

Another recent and important Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Offshore Shipping Market Update” on June 12, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.45, from 1.48 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 30 investors sold ESV shares while 87 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 398.89 million shares or 3.74% more from 384.52 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. New York-based Qs Ltd has invested 0% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Advisory Service Ltd owns 0.01% invested in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) for 17,926 shares. Hexavest has 0% invested in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) for 13,821 shares. Stifel has 83,634 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Saba Capital Management Lp has 0.05% invested in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) for 205,400 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru Inc has invested 0% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Parametric Portfolio Assocs Ltd Liability Co holds 0% or 888,671 shares. Citigroup stated it has 280,352 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Greatmark Ptnrs accumulated 175,100 shares or 0.28% of the stock. Agf Investments Incorporated holds 1.78M shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. South Dakota Inv Council owns 1.75M shares. Aperio Gp Ltd holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) for 494,033 shares. The California-based Intll Ca has invested 0.29% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.01% or 241,490 shares. Pnc stated it has 0% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV).

Among 35 analysts covering Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Ensco Plc had 88 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) rating on Friday, June 30. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $900 target. The company was upgraded on Monday, June 13 by Johnson Rice. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, July 31 by Deutsche Bank. Jefferies maintained the shares of ESV in report on Wednesday, September 28 with “Hold” rating. As per Friday, January 29, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, August 25. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 10. The stock of Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, April 15. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Tuesday, July 11. The company was initiated on Friday, December 2 by Bernstein.

Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp, which manages about $26.13B and $3.82B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gty Technology Holdings Inc by 116,774 shares to 1.99 million shares, valued at $20.42M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pensare Acquisition Corp by 150,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.85 million shares, and cut its stake in Modern Media Acquisition.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.28, from 1.18 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 61 investors sold ATVI shares while 260 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 202 raised stakes. 638.65 million shares or 1.09% more from 631.75 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Tci Wealth Advsr Incorporated has 0.02% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). United Kingdom-based Uss Invest Mgmt Ltd has invested 1.91% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Salem Inv Counselors holds 0% or 416 shares. Ascend Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 164,347 shares. Renaissance Grp Inc Lc has invested 1.01% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Mufg Americas holds 251 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Wellington Mngmt Grp Ltd Liability Partnership reported 1.48 million shares. Banque Pictet Cie Sa accumulated 0.02% or 16,628 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Management has 0.24% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 5.23 million shares. 108,659 are owned by Amalgamated Natl Bank. Park West Asset Mgmt Lc has 210,000 shares. Cleararc Inc stated it has 0.2% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Sg Americas Securities Ltd Liability Com reported 492,813 shares. 1,187 are owned by Winch Advisory Ser Limited Co. Aqr Capital Mgmt Limited invested in 0.1% or 1.44M shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $160.61 million activity. $120.10M worth of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) shares were sold by KELLY BRIAN G. MORGADO ROBERT J sold $1.42 million worth of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) on Friday, February 23. ZACCONI RICCARDO sold 19,761 shares worth $1.39 million. On Friday, February 16 the insider CORTI ROBERT J sold $6.15 million. Morhaime Michael also sold $14.62M worth of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) shares. $5.41 million worth of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) was sold by Durkin Dennis M.

Among 32 analysts covering Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Activision Blizzard had 137 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. M Partners maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) rating on Monday, July 10. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $6600 target. Morgan Stanley maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) rating on Friday, November 3. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $72 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 4 by Macquarie Research. UBS maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, November 3 report. The rating was maintained by Needham on Wednesday, October 11 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, August 5, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 6 report.

More notable recent Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Activision: Press ‘A’ To Pay” on May 30, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Will the Fortnite “Cross-Play” Issue Derail Sony Corp (ADR) Stock?” published on June 15, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “What to Expect From E3, the Gaming World’s Annual Woodstock” on June 10, 2018. More interesting news about Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “20 Nasdaq-100 Stocks That Will Heat Up 2H18” published on June 15, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “3 Big Reasons to Be Bullish on Electronic Arts Inc. Stock” with publication date: June 15, 2018.

Tower Research Capital Llc Trc, which manages about $1.17B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Air Prods & Chems Inc (NYSE:APD) by 3,325 shares to 5,115 shares, valued at $813,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Versum Matls Inc by 14,444 shares in the quarter, for a total of 15,343 shares, and has risen its stake in First Amern Finl Corp (NYSE:FAF).

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