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Stocks in the Spotlight: Activision Blizzard, Inc.(NASDAQ:ATVI), Marathon Patent Group Inc(NASDAQ:MARA), Cobalt International Energy, Inc.(NYSE:CIE)

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EPS is often the first number companies report to shareholders in their quarterly earnings calls. It is simply the company’s net income for the quarter or year divided by the average number shares outstanding during the period.

Shareholders expect increases in EPS over time, just as they do with revenue. Other things being equal, a growing EPS presages an increasing stock price. During an economic slowdown, revenues might fall, but most companies try hard to keep EPS up by reducing costs. Shareholders can accept revenue declines during a slump, but they don’t like to see a drop in EPS.

On Wednesday, Shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc.(NASDAQ:ATVI) added 1.23% and closed at $58.51 in the last trading session. ATVI belongs to Technology sector and Multimedia & Graphics Software industry.  The last trading range of the stock ranges between $56.88 and $58.53.

The company’s Market capitalization is $44.62B with the total Outstanding Shares of $753.66M. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $35.12 and reached to max level of $60.13.The EPS of company is strolling at 1.35.

Execution Review: Taking an investigate the execution of ATVI stock, financial specialist will come to realize that the week by week peppy execution for this stock is esteemed at 7.89%, bringing about an execution for the month at 13.92%.

Analyst’s mean target price for ATVI is $58.65 while analysts mean suggestion is 2.00.

Marathon Patent Group Inc(NASDAQ:MARA) jumped 17.13% and closed at $0.281 in the last trading session. MARA belongs to Services sector and Business Services industry. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $0.25 and $0.38.

The company’s Market capitalization is $8.72M with the total Outstanding Shares of $23.26M. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $0.16 and reached to max level of $3.44. The EPS of company is strolling at -1.78.

Execution Review: Taking an investigate the execution of MARA stock, financial specialist will come to realize that the week by week downbeat execution for this stock is esteemed at -9.47%, bringing about an execution for the month at -53.54%.

Analyst’s mean target price for MARA is $4.00 while analysts mean suggestion is 2.00.

On the other hand, Cobalt International Energy, Inc.(NYSE:CIE) increased 3.37% and closed at $0.291 in the last trading session.CIE belongs to Basic Materials sector and Independent Oil & Gas industry. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $0.28 and $0.31.

The company’s Market capitalization is $125.24M with the total Outstanding Shares of $442.74M. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $0.25 and reached to max level of $2.70. The EPS of company is strolling at -6.23.

Execution Review: Taking an investigate the execution of CIE stock, financial specialist will come to realize that the week by week peppy execution for this stock is esteemed at 7.65%, bringing about an execution for the month at -35.17%.

Analyst’s mean target price for CIE is $1.32 while analysts mean suggestion is 2.80.

Growth in earnings per share is everything. The expected future growth in earnings per share (“EPS”) is an incredibly important factor in identifying an under-valued stock. The impact of earnings growth is exponential. Over the long run, the price of a stock will generally go up in lock step with its earnings (assuming the P/E ratio is constant). Therefore stocks with higher earnings growth should offer the highest capital gains. And doubling the growth more than doubles the capital gain, due to the compounding effect.

All things being equal, stocks with higher earnings-per-share growth rates are generally more desirable than those with slower earnings-per-share growth rates. One of the important differences between earnings-per-share growth rates and net-income growth rates is that the former reflects the dilution that occurs from new stock issuance, the exercise of employee stock options, warrants, convertible securities, and share repurchases.