Vizio MQ6 4K TV
While this panel lacks 120hz needed for 120 FPS games, it has everything else you need to get started with 4K 60 FPS gaming. HDR10+, UHD, with smart features for good measure.
While the world is getting more interconnected, it is also seemingly getting less patient. Some companies, like Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), are learning this the hard way.
Despite booking positive results, the market seems to be severely punishing the company that announced not one but two delays for some of its most popular products.
Overall results were solid with an increase in net bookings (US$1.88b vs. US$1.77b), with consistent in-game bookings of US$1.2b. Operating cash flow increased as well to US$521m.
However, the company is conservative in Q4 predictions, guiding the net bookings US$140m below the US$2.92b consensus and below the US$8.79b full-year expectations for the same amount. Finally, the bomb went off when the company announced delaying two of its key franchise games, Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV.
This is a significant setback as Overwatch was one of the top-selling games of all time, while the Diablo franchise is one of the most known in history, spanning over four decades.
According to our valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $107.50, but it is currently trading at US$77.67 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy.
Another thing to remember is that Activision Blizzard’s share price may be pretty stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.
Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matters the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a reasonable price.
With profit expected to grow by 23% over the next couple of years, the future seems fine for Activision Blizzard, although slow in its arrival. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.
While ATVI took a brand image hit in recent months, the company is improving the situation.
CEO Bobby Kotick recently took a significant pay cut and pledged a US$250m investment over the next decade in initiatives in gaming and technology that provide opportunities for under-represented communities.
However, public relations work can only do so much. After all, the cash flow depends on whether or not the company is selling its products -and what is not yet released cannot be sold.
Are you a shareholder? Think about the time horizon of your investment. If you are an avid gamer, you might have an extra edge over the investing community regarding gaming stocks. With an optimistic outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.
Are you a potential investor? Are you willing to predict where the stock might bottom out? Are you ready to be waiting and possibly averaging entries in your position? Do you have better investment alternatives right now?
Before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team to make a well-informed investment decision.
Since timing is quite important when it comes to individual stock picking, it’s worth taking a look at what those latest analysts’ forecasts are. So feel free to check out our free graph representing analyst forecasts.
If you are no longer interested in Activision Blizzard, you can use our free platform to see our list of over 50 other stocks with high growth potential.
Simply Wall St analyst Stjepan Kalinic and Simply Wall St have no position in any of the companies mentioned. This article is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material.
343 Industries has released a brand new trailer today for Halo Infinite, this time giving us the proper CGI cinematic vibes. People have been freaking out over the free-to-play multiplayer beta that’s been taking place the past couple of weeks, some giving it praise for being fun and awesome and a throwback to classic forms of the franchise, others holding back on saying too much as they wait to see what the campaign will bring them. But overall it sounds like most people are digging the game as-is as they slowly make their way to the December 8th release date. The latest trailer is pretty short and to the point, as we see Master Chief run across the map doing his best to clear out the biggest and baddest foes he’s had to face since being reactivated. Enjoy the trailer below as we have info on the beta below, in case you haven’t tried it yet.
When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief is ready to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced. The legendary Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief story yet. Begin anew and step inside the armor of humanity’s greatest hero to experience an epic adventure and finally explore the scale of the Halo ring itself.
Legendary Multiplayer, Freed: Halo’s celebrated multiplayer returns, reimagined and free-to-play! Seasonal updates evolve the experience over time with unique events, new modes and maps, and community-focused content.
Arena: Halo returns to its roots with fair starts, on-map equipment, and 4-player squads to offer the ultimate arena-shooter experience.
Big Team Battle: Create endless combat possibilities by mixing and matching a rich variety of weapons, vehicles and equipment to experience big-team mayhem and fun that embraces the full spectrum of the Halo sandbox.
Spartan Customization: Become a Spartan that’s uniquely your own with a rich and deep player customization system. Earn and discover new cosmetic items simply by playing campaign or multiplayer. Or to obtain even more cosmetic rewards, purchase a Battle Pass that never expires and unlock new content at your own pace.
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If you’ve been looking for a great entry-level 4K TV for your PS5 or Xbox Series X, then look no further. This 50-inch Vizio MQ6 4K TV is currently down to its lowest price ever with $130 off the typical RRP, down to just $399 for Cyber Monday. It has almost everything you need to get the most out of your new PS5 or Xbox Series X, without breaking the bank.
While this panel lacks 120hz needed for 120 FPS games, it has everything else you need to get started with 4K 60 FPS gaming. HDR10+, UHD, with smart features for good measure.
The Vizio MQ6 series TVs aren’t the best for HDR out there, but this is a great option for those who have a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X and want an entry-level set without breaking the bank. Ideally you’d want a TV with higher brightness capabilities than this (in the 800-1000 nits range at least), but 300 nits is passable with HDR10+, especially for the asking price here.
The Vizio MQ6 also doesn’t support 120Hz for 120 FPS gameplay, but it does output 4K 60 FPS which is the baseline for most AAA games launching on the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. Both systems also support HDR10 for expanded colors, and the Vizio MQ6 also features 3x full HDMI 2.1 with eARC, alongside its Vizio Gaming Engine, which ensures you’re getting improved latency between your controller and the display output. Crucially, the Vizio MQ6 also supports AMD FreeSync variable refresh rates, this gives you a smoother viewing experience on Xbox Series X, since it synchronizes the refresh rate of the display directly with your console.
This TV also supports a full range of smart features, including Alexa and Google smart assistant support, all the expected TV apps like Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, and so on. As entry-level TVs go, this is arguably the best value option on the entire market right now, and it’s available at this price just between now and Cyber Monday.
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Black Friday may be over, but Cyber Monday is only just beginning – and so are a whole host of new deals. Our expert team has scoured the net and researched prices for the very best Cyber Monday on the iPhone 11, iPhone 12 and even the brand new iPhone 13.
Vodafone had some of the best deals across most iPhone models over Black Friday, and the offers extend right through to the end of Cyber Monday – which means there’s still a chance to save 50% on a smartwatch connectivity plan with the iPhone 13.
Vodafone faces tough competition this Cyber Monday, so make sure you compare all the deals below to find the plan that is right for you, with Three, Virgin Media, Sky Mobile, O2 also getting in on the price-slashing action.
Those who are looking for a plan, however, could do a lot worse than Three, who are still offering six months half price on the new iPhone 13 Pro as well as a £100 voucher if you swap from another network, while Virgin Media are offering great bundle deals for a few more days, including the iPhone 13 from £30 a month with no upfront cost (36-month plan).
However, if you’d like your iPhone 13 with all-you-can-eat data, then iD Mobile are still offering one of the lowest-priced deals around, including unlimited data, minutes and texts for £39.99 per month and £29 upfront (24-month plan).
Here are the best iPhone Cyber Monday deals available today, as well as our thoughts and advice on which of the many models is right for you. If you’re purchasing outright, take a look at our best Cyber Monday SIM-only deals, and browse the sales at Amazon, Currys, AO, Argos and Very.
It’s been a good Black Friday weekend for iPhone 13 deals – here are some of the best offers still going this Cyber Monday:
Long gone are the days when Cyber Monday deals end at midnight – the time that Cyber Monday deals end depends on each individual retailer. For example, Vodafone and Sky have countdown timers showing that their deals will end at midnight on Cyber Monday, while Virgin Media has confirmed their offers will run through Wednesday 1st December.
If you have your eye on a particular deal, it is worth checking the retailer’s website to see when their deals expire. However, not every website states when their offers end, and products may well run out of stock – so it may be safer to purchase your iPhone on Cyber Monday just to be sure!
If 50-60GB of data sounds like plenty to you, then here are the best deals on mid-range data iPhone contracts. Unlimited data prices are in the table below, while handset-only deals are in the next section of the article.
Sky Mobile offered 50% off its 60GB data plans on any smartphone as part of its Black Friday deals – a deal that is continuing throughout Cyber Monday. You may have to hurry though, the offer ends at midnight tonight:
The Mobiles.co.uk Black Friday sale is not offering too much money off the handsets but is instead boosting the data plans – however, be aware that deals end at 8am today.
Currys, via its subsidiary iD Mobile, is offering one of the top iPhone 13 deals we have spotted so far.
If you’d rather not have a chunky monthly payment, you can always, of course, avoid the contract route and purchase a handset outright if the budget stretches. Handset-only prices tend to not receive as much of a discount as contracts, though we’ve discovered a few deals that would go great with a sim-only deal.
The iPhone 13 is the latest model and boasts a more powerful A15 Bionic chip and improved battery life, though, in our iPhone 12 review, we gave the phone four and a half stars, and it is still well worth purchasing. There’s more detail on the differences below, but if your mind is made up, here are the best Cyber Monday deals:
We have been tracking iPhone 13 availability and where to buy in the UK as the mobile has been one of the many products to experience home delivery delays, so it is worth checking stock and delivery times.
Announced in September, the big selling point of the latest iPhone model is a powerful new A15 chipset and improved battery life. We give the mobile four and a half stars in our iPhone 13 review, praising the clear display, high-end camera setup and great battery life.
There are four variations of the iPhone 13 – the mini, standard iPhone 13, Pro and Pro Max. As well as price, each model varies slightly in terms of screen size and camera setup, so it’s worth considering whether you would like any premium features.
The iPhone 13 starts at £779:
The iPhone 13 mini starts at £679:
The iPhone 13 Pro starts at £949:
The iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at £1,049:
It may be a year old now, but the iPhone 12 holds up well and is still an excellent purchase in 2021. The iPhone 13 boasts new features such as a faster processor and improved cameras, but it’s not a revolutionary upgrade that makes the iPhone 12 obsolete.
See our iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12 page for an in-depth look at the differences between the two phones, but we’re still very impressed with the iPhone 12, which bagged four and a half stars in our full iPhone 12 review.
At the cost of a few features, the iPhone 12 is somewhat cheaper than the iPhone 13 – and has seen a few deals now a newer model is available. We’ll keep you updated with the latest and greatest discounts throughout Cyber Monday.
The iPhone 12 now starts at £679:
The iPhone 12 mini now starts at £579:
Apple itself no longer stocks the iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max, but you can still pick up deals elsewhere.
The iPhone 11 is the outlier here in terms of design and looks, but it still stands up well as a handset two years on from its 2019 release. Of course, if you want the very, very latest thing – this isn’t it. But the phone works well, and its A13 Bionic chip makes for a smooth user experience.
The main omission of the iPhone 11 is 5G and MagSafe, which were introduced on its successor, the iPhone 12. So if that level of connectivity is a major sticking point for you as a user, this isn’t the phone for you. Take a look at our iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 rundown for more info, or find buying links below.
The iPhone 11 is now priced from £489:
The iPhone SE is the best option for those on a tighter budget, but it’s still an impressive handset in many ways. It carries the same A13 Bionic chip from the iPhone 11, a very good 12MP camera and a great display.
The iPhone SE is now priced from £389:
There are a lot of factors in play when deciding which series of iPhone to choose. It’s worth taking a look at the features and specs of the new iPhone 13 and comparing them to what you actually need. Do you want the very latest specs, or is the iPhone 12 still more than enough to keep you happy?
If you’re deciding which generation of iPhone to buy, read our iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12 guide. As we detailed in our iPhone 12 review, last year’s smartphone is no slouch: it’s compatible with MagSafe accessories, has a fantastic high-res display, fast A14 Bionic chip, 5G, wireless charging, good drop protection and more.
But the same can also be said for the even older iPhone 11 – which lacks 5G but still has a stunning screen, Qi wireless charging and a reliable camera setup. It won’t be the latest and greatest Apple phone, but not everyone actually needs that.
While the iPhone 12 (64GB) has an RRP of £799, it is down to £649 on Amazon. And if you can settle for the iPhone 11, even better. Last year, the iPhone 11 – which had an RRP of £729 when it was released in 2019 – was discounted to £489 (64GB) at Currys.
If you want to know the key differences between the two older Apple phones, read our iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 guide – which will help you make a buying decision.
If you’re solely focused on the new iPhone 13, keep an eye out for trade-in deals, which retailers have offered in prior years. These could save you some money if you are upgrading devices. That said, stock has been up and down, so head to our iPhone 13 availability page to track retailer and network stock in the UK. If you’re not sure which handset is for you, read our new iPhone 13 reviews:
Again this depends on the retailer – some simply carry their Black Friday weekend deals throughout Cyber Monday, while some take the opportunity to add some brand new offers. Either way, our team of experts will scour the net for any new Cyber Monday offers and keep this page updated.
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