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U.S. Day Ahead: Activision Blizzard needs to WoW

Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - 02:36

Feb. 8 - Reuters Tech Correspondent Liana Baker says investors want to see if subscribers are sticking to World of Warcraft when Activision Blizzard reports results after the close.

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Here is you're US day ahead we'll check the pulse of retail outlet Activision Blizzard releases its holiday results after the close. US's largest video game publisher is -- to see earnings to rise to 56 cents a share in the fourth quarter. Just be on its latest call of duty offering. But Reuters tech correspondent Leanne baker says all expect any questions about its World of Warcraft title. So investors -- want to see the company hold onto it subscriber base this is their cash cow and the game is aging. So subscribers are leaving to rival games like yay Star Wars. Last quarter the company lost 700000 subscribers. Put pressure on the share price they want to avoid that this program. Does PepsiCo's still have its fans that food and beverage makers that they show earnings rose to a dollar and thirteen share in the fourth quarter. Whenever reports before the bell writers retail editor Bradley Dorfman says investors wanna hear how the company is going to boost USA. They actually sought Diet Coke leapfrogged Pepsi soda to become the number two injury in the US market behind Coca-Cola. So there have been some calls for -- -- his ouster of CEO of Pepsi. -- she needs to come out of this meeting tomorrow really while investors with plans to gain market share. And there are more earnings on the radar before the open we'll hear from Dunkin' brands Thomson Reuters Philip -- serious exam. After the close link didn't reports and that's the stand them start -- says there's a high chance that could be mean estimates by about a panic. There's data on tap a good -- markets in the morning 830 sees the release of initial jobless claims ten day at -- -- -- wholesale inventories. I have -- says claims are likely to rise to 381000. He which may show the jobs market is improving at a slower rate. The president that crisis will be at the forefront of talks between president Barack Obama Italian prime minister Mario Monti at U leaders will meet in DC to discuss efforts to turn Europe around. -- recently said he was confident reforms undertaken by his country which helps soften any blow from a Greek default. And -- analytics chief economist Marc Anthony testifies before a senate panel on how turnaround housing that's at 10 AM. The former advisor to the Obama administration and Senator John McCain is a frequent guest before congress. Earlier he told lawmakers that failure to extend -- payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits. Would hurt the economy and I'm rob the shop there this is Reuters Insider.

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U.S. Day Ahead: Activision Blizzard needs to WoW

Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - 02:36