Video game company Electronic Arts said it is acquiring Glu Mobile for $12.50 a share in cash, or $2.4 billion. The deal is expected to expand the company’s mobile-games business.
If the deal is completed, the combined companies will have a portfolio including more than 15 live services with a combined $1.32 billion in bookings over the past 12 months, EA said.
The combined organization will “build on EA’s network of 430 million players, including more than 100 million monthly active players in mobile,” EA said.
Glu is known for its Covet Fashion, Deer Hunter, MLB Tap Sports Baseball, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood games.
The deal is expected to close in the second quarter, conditional on regulatory clearances and a vote of Glu holders.
"Our acquisition of Glu combines amazing teams and deeply engaging products to create a mobile games leader with proven expertise across many fast-growing genres," Andrew Wilson, chief executive of Electronic Arts, said in a statement.
The Stochastic Oscillator for EA moved out of overbought territory on February 27, 2024. This could be a bearish sign for the stock and investors may want to consider selling or taking a defensive position. A.I.dvisor looked at 68 similar instances where the indicator exited the overbought zone. In of the 68 cases the stock moved lower. This puts the odds of a downward move at .
The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on February 29, 2024. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on EA as a result. In of 99 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for EA turned negative on February 28, 2024. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 56 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In of the 56 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at .
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EA broke above its upper Bollinger Band on February 14, 2024. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
EA moved above its 50-day moving average on February 13, 2024 date and that indicates a change from a downward trend to an upward trend.
The 10-day moving average for EA crossed bullishly above the 50-day moving average on February 14, 2024. This indicates that the trend has shifted higher and could be considered a buy signal. In of 18 past instances when the 10-day crossed above the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where EA advanced for three days, in of 322 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 88, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating outstanding price growth. EA’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to consistent earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (4.998) is normal, around the industry mean (28.876). P/E Ratio (35.466) is within average values for comparable stocks, (145.122). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.373) is also within normal values, averaging (2.869). Dividend Yield (0.005) settles around the average of (0.088) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (5.015) is also within normal values, averaging (74.861).
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly overvalued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
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A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, EA has been loosely correlated with TTWO. These tickers have moved in lockstep 52% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is some statistical probability that if EA jumps, then TTWO could also see price increases.