Coming off the rollercoaster: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)

The share price of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) has taken quite a journey since the beginning of the year, with a year-to-date change of -6.46. While looking at the past full year of trading, the price performance is -39.07%. As of the most recent market close, this stock’s last recorded price was $40.11. But how does this particular stock’s price movements compare to the rest of the market? One metric that indicates how volatile a stock’s price is compared to the wider market is the Beta. The Beta value for Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is 0.88 indicating less volatile than the rest of the market.

Now let’s turn to this stock’s Technical Analysis for a specific period of time. During the last 20-day span this Stock’s Moving Average was noted 46.13 and the Average Volume of this company’s shares was 13,156,830.

Another way to analyze the price evolution of company’s stock is to look at the Return on Investment (ROI), which is a method of gauging overall performance. It’s also utilized as a way of observing the strength of one investment compared to another, side-by-side. At the time of writing, the ROI for stock is 7.60%.

An additional way that expert traders determine a stock’s volatility is by looking at its Average True Range (ATR) – a highly useful tool that enables investors to create a whole trading strategy or to simply figure out tactical entry or exit signals. This volatility measurement has been looked to for several years as a way to generate the best trading results. This stock’s ATR was 2.09 on this particular day.

Now let’s take a more in-depth look at ATVI technical analysis metrics. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is one of the indicators that investors use the most often, as it is widely seen as one of the easiest and most helpful measurements of both the momentum and general trend in markets. The MACD Oscillator for Activision Blizzard, Inc. through the last 20-day time span was posted at -3.64.

Then another helpful metric, the Williams’ Percent Range Technical Indicator (seen as %R) is looked at to guide investors as to whether the shares are oversold or overbought – and is very much the same as the Stochastic Oscillator. The major difference is that %R shows us the level of the closing price in relation to the highest price point for the period concerned. Its %R through the last 20-day stretch was 97.25%.

Additionally, during that same period of time, the Relative Strength Index for Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is 35.26%. A Relative Strength Index (RSI) below 30% is considered oversold, while it is seen as overbought if it rises above 70%.

Electronic Arts Inc.(NASDAQ: EA) common stock has recently come under the judgmental eyes of top market analysts. For this stock’s full-year price projection, 31 different trading experts have reported their forecasts. For the full-year period that ends on Mar-19, analysts are in agreement that this publicly-traded organization’s mean sales will reach $4,785.52 million.

According to Thomson Reuter’s data, of all the analysts covering this stock, 12 have recommended shares of Electronic Arts Inc. a BUY, 10 have suggested OUTPERFORM, 10 were telling investors to HOLD and only 0 analyst is giving a Sell recommendation.

Three months prior to today, 12 analysts were rating this stock as a BUY, 10 were reporting it as an OUTPERFORM, 6 were recommending that investors HOLD, and 0 said the stock has a SELL rating.

Let’s dig into the minute details of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) technical analysis. This Company’s Year-to-Date Moving Average is currently sitting at 89.10. The average number of shares that changed owners during this 12-month period was observed to be 12,817,222.

How does that compare to the latest trading session?

At the most recent market open, the per-share price of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) common stock was $102.16. Before the end of the trading session, this stock’s price rose as high as $106.95 and dropped to as low as $96.73.

During the most recent full trading session, shares of EA generated a trading volume of 38,100,909 shares, in contrast with its usual average daily volume of 5.52M shares.

Looking back in the short term at trading data from the last 9 days, the Average True Range for Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) was 6.03. During the last 14-day stretch, this company’s ATR was posted at 5.08. Meanwhile, during the last 20 days, it was 4.53, with the last 100-day figure being 3.52.