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Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI.O)

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Judge OKs Activision Blizzard Inc $275 million shareholder settlement, $72 million for lawyers - Reuters
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 08:07pm EDT 

Activision Blizzard Inc:A Delaware judge approved a $275 million shareholder settlement involving Activision Blizzard Inc and awarded the small law firms that brought the case a $72.5 million fee - Reuters.The company agreed to the settlement last year, which ended a shareholder lawsuit challenging Activision's $8 billion deal to acquire its stock held by French conglomerate Vivendi SA.The lawsuit alleged that Activision's chief executive and co-chairman benefited unfairly from the deal, and the settlement barred them from gaining control of Activision.  Full Article

Activision Blizzard Inc gives Q2 2015 outlook below analysts' estimates; raises FY 2015 outlook
Wednesday, 6 May 2015 04:05pm EDT 

Activision Blizzard Inc:Expects CY 2015 GAAP net revenues of $4.250 billion and non-GAAP net revenues of $4.425 billion.Expects CY 2015 GAAP EPS of $0.98 and non-GAAP EPS of $1.20.Expects Q2 2015 GAAP net revenues of $930 mln and non-GAAP net revenues of $650 million.Expects Q2 2015 GAAP EPS of $0.21 and non-GAAP EPS of $0.07.CY 2015 EPS of $1.18 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Q2 2015 revenue of $688 million and EPS of $0.09 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Activision Blizzard Inc authorizes stock repurchase program and declares cash dividend
Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 04:13pm EST 

Activision Blizzard Inc:Authorizes new two-year stock repurchase program under which the company is authorized to repurchase up to $750 million of its outstanding common stock during the period from Feb. 9, 2015 through Feb. 8, 2017.Declares cash dividend of $0.23 per common share.Payable on May 13, of record at the close of business on March 30.  Full Article

Activision Blizzard Inc gives Q1, CY 2015 guidance below analysts' estimates
Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 04:13pm EST 

Activision Blizzard Inc:Expects CY 2015 GAAP net revenues of $4.140 billion and non-GAAP net revenues of $4.400 billion.Expects CY 2015 GAAP EPS of $0.89 and non-GAAP EPS of $1.15.Expects Q1 2015 GAAP net revenues of $1.140 billion and non-GAAP net revenues of $640 million.Expects Q1 2015 GAAP EPS of $0.37 and non-GAAP EPS of $0.05.CY 2015 revenue of $4.713 billion and EPS of $1.43 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Q1 2015 revenue of $778 million and EPS of $0.18 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

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GameStop's holiday same-store sales forecast disappoints

GameStop Corp forecast a bigger-than-expected drop in same-store sales for the crucial holiday quarter, and the company said it expected revenue from its business of selling videogames to largely decline during the period.