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Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)

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  • P
    For those of us waiting on the FTC, it may not be until late August when the FTC makes a ruling on the MSFT ATVI deal. This is because the FTC can ask for a "second request" so effectively giving them 60 days to decide. Plus after the April 28th approval by the shareholders in favor of the Microsoft deal, there can be enough requirements placed by the FTC between the first and second requests to burn another two months. Of course, this all assumes an amicable settlement.
  • D
    Buffet calls this investment Arbitrage. I think Warren did his homework on this one. Bill Gates is one of his good friends. Do you really feel the regulators are gonna step in the way of this going forward. This could be safety bet given what the market looks like today
  • m
    Do you guys follow ( It seems way better than all the spam on the ATVI board - The alerts have been great!
  • A
    If warren buffet is so sure of the take over at $95. Why not buy up all the shares at the open market now and sell it all to Msft
  • P
    I remember when the Microsoft deal was announced and people abandoned ATVI because it would take a year for the deal to close - with people running to what they thought would be "greener pastures". I stayed with ATVI, the largest holding in my portfolio. And I'm happy I did. In a bear market you need a return OFF your capital and not a return ON capital. Long and strong on ATVI.
  • C
    Does anyone have a sense as to when the FTC will make a decision? My understanding is that the FTC has to make a decision within 30 days of "substantial" compliance from ATVI and MSFT. Since the FTC requested additional information in late March, that restarts the 30 day countdown, but when did that countdown start or has it?
  • W
    The risk of Feds stopping this deal is diminishing. Discount to acquisition price is too large IMO
  • M
    If the Microsoft buyout doesn't happen, Buffett (Berkshire) will buy the company for diversification purposes... he doesn't do deals on a "gamble"...
  • A
    Zinga's deal is officially expected to clear by end of June in about 5-6 weeks, but it may be cleared earlier, potentially by end of May. ATVI could jump in its wake.
  • A
    FTC has no grounds to block the deal on it being anticompetitive. US has over 2,300 development companies and over 525 publishing companies. Post-acquisition, MSFT will be third largest after Tencent and Sony.
  • J
    Buy today and earn a guaranteed 20% on your money. Am I missing something? Buffet loves the deal.
  • G
    Greg Demartino
    Buffet and gates know something we dont
  • B
    Warren Bufett has a vote of confidence on the merger. It is a done deal to me.
  • N
    Did anyone see this stock down to $73.40 after hours trading. Can anyone confirm that?
  • G
    I added 500 shares in past day, including at yesterday's close. The mkt is wrong about this one. MSFT will prevail, and it will close sooner than most people believe.
  • A
    Surprised by the negativity... Two points: 1) MSFT gets ATVI's $9B+ in annual revenue ($3B net income). Then MSFT will mass-layoff ATVI's nonessential workers and keep the game development teams, driving up margins to book as much of the $9B in net income as possible. 2) American regulators will not hurt an American company that would be #3 in gaming, behind Sony (Japanese) and Tencent (Chinese). MSFT is an Enterprise software company so acquiring gaming data will not hurt consumers. Key point: there may be some posturing and some near term institutional price manipulation to get the price down so that they can get in, but this deal is going through. Shorts are just playing with fire here...
  • E
    Picked up some cheap calls if mr buffet is right this will easily get to the 95 he is 2-0 by the way on buyouts
  • S
    The price for Activision for Microsoft is money MSFT finds under the couch cushions. MSFT doesnt tend to back out of acquisitions. ie nokia, linked in, ..... Once they buy ATVI they can bring the developers over to the campus, remove the overhead, etc. this deal will go through
  • j
    Funny, the talk about earnings miss. Who cares? It's all about the deal going through and getting a 20% profit from the transaction.

    Today, other game companies are 2-7% in the red. We are on a market downturn, ATVI is one safe island in that mess.
  • U
    ATVI shareholders approve the merger. Over 98% voted for it.