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Subject:  Re: Stock of the Week: Activision (ATVI) Date:  2/27/2008  9:50 PM
Author:  TMFGebinr Number:  1997 of 2674

I have taken a brief look at several 10Qs, I just haven't had time to actually sit down and read them through or figure out how to separate the relevant information. Thanks for the tip!

Hi Jognils,

In case you don't about it, this is the best place (imo) to get access to company SEC filings. Put the ticker symbol in and go to town. In the upper right of the resulting page, you can put in the number/name of a specific form and limit the results to just that (such as 10-K or 10-Q).

http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html

Putting in ATVI in the box asking for a ticker and looking at the 10-Q filed 11-07-2007 (the one for the quarter ending 9-30-07), click the link, then click the top link of the long list that results and the 10-Q will open. Scroll down to the income statement (not too far) and look at the Operating Income (Loss) line for the "3 months ended September 30, 2007." You'll see that they lost money that quarter doing their normal thing. The very next line is the "Other Income" from Yahoo!'s website, but on this statement it has a different name. That tells you what other income came in to swing that loss to a slight positive for the quarter.

Once you find out what it is, you can check back in a couple of other 10-Qs and see whether this is "normal" or not.

Let us know what it is! :-)

Cheers,
Jim
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