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How to buy Activision Blizzard (ATVI) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Activision Blizzard shares.

Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI) is a leading electronic gaming & multimedia business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$N/A after a previous close of US$N/A. During the day the price has varied from a low of USDN/A to a high of USDN/A. Activision Blizzard is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Activision Blizzard

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Activision Blizzard. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ATVI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Activision Blizzard reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$N/A, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Activision Blizzard, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Activision Blizzard. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Activision Blizzard stock price (NASDAQ:ATVI)

Use our graph to track the performance of ATVI stocks over time.

Have Activision Blizzard's shares ever split?

Activision Blizzard's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 7 September 2008. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Activision Blizzard shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Activision Blizzard shares which in turn could have impacted Activision Blizzard's share price.

Activision Blizzard shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-22.
OpenUS$N/A
HighUS$N/A
LowUS$N/A
CloseUS$N/A
Previous closeUS$N/A
Change US$N/A
Change % N/A%
Volume 0
Information last updated 2023-12-10.
52-week rangeUS$72.8194 - US$94.57
50-day moving average US$92.7364
200-day moving average US$84.3793
Target priceUS$95.25
PE ratio 34.5861
Dividend yield US$1.98 (1.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.73

Activision Blizzard share growth calculator

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Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

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Is it a good time to buy Activision Blizzard stock?

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Is Activision Blizzard under- or over-valued?

Valuing Activision Blizzard stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Activision Blizzard's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Activision Blizzard's P/E ratio

Activision Blizzard's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 35x. In other words, Activision Blizzard shares trade at around 35x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Activision Blizzard's PEG ratio

Activision Blizzard's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.7987. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Activision Blizzard's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Activision Blizzard's EBITDA

Activision Blizzard's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.3 billion (£1.9 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Activision Blizzard's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Activision Blizzard share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Activision Blizzard's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$72.8194 up to US$94.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Activision Blizzard's is 0.37. This would suggest that Activision Blizzard's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Activision Blizzard financials

Revenue TTM US$8.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 27.37%
Gross profit TTM US$5.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.2%
Return on equity TTM 11.1%
Profit margin 24.88%
Book value 26.433
Market capitalisation US$74.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Activision Blizzard share dividends

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.89% of net profits

Recently Activision Blizzard has paid out, on average, around 27.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Activision Blizzard shareholders could enjoy a 1.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Activision Blizzard's case, that would currently equate to about $1.98 per share.

While Activision Blizzard's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Activision Blizzard may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Activision Blizzard's most recent dividend payout was on 16 August 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 July 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Activision Blizzard's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Activision Blizzard.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Activision Blizzard's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.84

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Activision Blizzard's overall score of 21.84 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Activision Blizzard is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Activision Blizzard's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.65/100

Activision Blizzard's environmental score of 4.65 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Activision Blizzard is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Activision Blizzard's social score

Social score: 14.46/100

Activision Blizzard's social score of 14.46 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Activision Blizzard is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Activision Blizzard's governance score

Governance score: 12.22/100

Activision Blizzard's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Activision Blizzard is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Activision Blizzard's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Activision Blizzard scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Activision Blizzard has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Activision Blizzard Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.84
Total ESG percentile 16.66
Environmental score 4.65
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 14.46
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 12.22
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Activision Blizzard overview

Activision Blizzard, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and publishes interactive entertainment content and services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through three segments: Activision, Blizzard, and King. It develops and distributes content and services on video game consoles, personal computers, and mobile devices, including subscription, full-game, and in-game sales, as well as by licensing software to third-party or related-party companies that distribute Activision and Blizzard products. The company also maintains a proprietary online gaming service, Battle.net that facilitates digital distribution of content, online social connectivity, and the creation of user-generated content. In addition, it operates esports leagues and offer digital advertising content; and provides warehousing, logistics, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, as well as manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware products. The company's key product franchises include Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Overwatch League, and Candy Crush. It serves retailers and distributors, including mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, and game specialty stores through third-party distribution and licensing arrangements. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. As of October 13, 2023, Activision Blizzard, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation.

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