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Sneak Peek at the Top Tech Stocks in 2014

Activision Blizzard – $23 price target Activision is known for its blockbuster video-game titles “World of Warcraft” and “Call of Duty.” The latter game shattered records earlier this year when it generated $1 billion of sales in just a one day.“Gamers continue to overlook anything but the biggest, baddest titles” and Activision has a “small portfolio of mega-hit games,” Jefferies analyst Brian Pitz wrote to clients this week. He set a price target of $23 on Santa Monica, Calif.-based Activision.One of the biggest catalysts behind the bullish bet on Activision is the company’s $8.2 billion move to gain independence from France’s Vivendi. Pitz believes Activision has set conservative guidance around the transaction.At the same time, Activision should stand to gain from the first console cycle in seven years as Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Microsoft have rolled out their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One device...

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  1. Deloitte Confirmed to Handle Blockbuster's UK Administration

    The U.K. arm of DVD rental firm Blockbuster Wednesday called in administrators, the third major retail firm in the country to take such action this year.Deloitte sai...

  2. Hostess liquidation expected to draw hungry buyers

    If Hostess Brands wins court approval to liquidate next week, it is likely to encounter substantial demand for its portfolio of iconic snack cakes and baked goods li...

  3. Hollywood Nation: Ron Burgundy goes musical

    'Anchorman' sequel to include musical numbers; Coldplay returns to the US

  4. Dish Network reports loss on litigation costs

    Dish Network Corp , the second-largest U.S. satellite TV company after DirecTV , reported a third-quarter loss due to high litigation costs, but at least one analyst...

  5. Netflix shares soar after Icahn reports 10 percent stake purchase

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn bought 10 percent of Netflix Inc , presaging another bruising corporate battle and raising the possibility that the pioneering movie ...

  6. Coinstar Broadens Redbox Offerings With Live-Event Ticketing

    Coinstar Inc. (CSTR) wants to tap its customers' yen for entertainment outside the living room at live venues, planning to offer event tickets at its Redbox DVD-rent...

  7. Coinstar Shares Sink on Redbox Revenue Worries

    Coinstar Inc.'s (CSTR) second-quarter earnings jumped 38% as the company's DVD-rental revenue again climbed, but the Redbox division's slower rate of growth spooked ...

  8. Dish Network Adds More Subscribers Than Expected in 1Q

    Dish Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH), the second-largest satellite TV company behind DirecTV, added more subscribers than expected in the first quarter after holding the ...

  9. Arizona takes immigration into their own hands

    Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) says if you give the SB1070 law a fair read it 'isn't that scary'

  10. Dish Network 4Q Net Rose 24% On Gains From Blockbuster

    -Dish reverses 3Q subscriber losses with addition of Blockbuster-4Q results strike balance between profit and growth - analyst-Investors focused on potential spectru...

  11. Netflix 4Q Results Top Views, Shares Surge

    Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) reported fourth-quarter results on Wednesday that easily topped estimates, prompting shares to soar more than 14% in trading after the bel...

  12. Is Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem Really Making Them Weak?


  1. 'Red Eye' celebrates American hero Lenny Kravitz

    Rocker marks 20th anniversary of 'Are You Gonna Go My Way' CD

  2. Frushtick: Video Game Stores Thing of the Past

    Polygon Senior Editor Russ Frushtick on the future of the video-game retailer.

  3. Brian, Martha, Bill and Jon Gilliam

    Brian, Martha, Bill and Jon Gilliam

  4. US Group Hilco Rescues HMV Music Retail Chain

    The U.K. arm of U.S. restructuring specialist Hilco on Friday said it has secured a deal to rescue HMV, Britain's last remaining high street music retail chain.Hilco...

  5. Dish to close 300 Blockbuster stores, 3,000 jobs may be lost

    Dish Network Corp plans to close 300 Blockbuster stores in the United States in the coming weeks and could lay off as many as 3,000 employees, a move that comes days...

  6. Hilco Takes Control of HMV

    Retail restructuring group Hilco U.K. Tuesday took effective control of HMV Group by buying the struggling music chain's debt from its administrators, according to a...

  7. Online Key To Christmas Retail Success

    The U.K. government had hoped cooling inflation and a revival in consumer confidence would boost spending, but Christmas sales showed very little pick-up in growth, ...

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