EA in trouble?

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#1 Posted by FPSfan1985 (2174 posts) -

http://www.operationsports.com/news/628519/two-major-ea-executives-sell-major-stock-holdings/

 

"Andrew Wilson, the Executive Vice President of EA Sports, sold his entire stake in Electronic Arts according to anSEC filing on Thursday. The stock, valued at around $687,000, was Wilson's full allotment of just over 32000 shares of EA stock.

EA's stock has skyrocketed this week after news of two huge exclusive deals with both FIFA and Star Wars being inked to the company for years to come. 

There is no word from EA on Wilson's status with the company at this time -- but one has to wonder what thatwas all about for sure.

UPDATE: A second EA executive, senior vice president and general counsel Stephen Bene has sold a large number of derivative securities (vested options) as well. Stock sales of this type (by senior corporate officers) require immediate disclosure as they can indicate a lack of confidence in a company. 

We'll be on top of this story if anything develops through the weekend."

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#2 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

or they might really need money

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#3 Posted by locopatho (23120 posts) -
Love EA
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#4 Posted by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -

Stocks increased and he probably felt that because of that he should cash in. I don't see this as really being news worthy.

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#5 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -
he knows something we dont. which comes to the conclusion that there next big game/games Suck
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#6 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

or they might really need money

lostrib
I mean it's smart after what EA posted the last fiscal year, they might just need money
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#7 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

Stocks increased and he probably felt that because of that he should cash in. I don't see this as really being news worthy.

Legendaryscmt

you are right to a degree. That is how the market works

but if you have inside info of your company that you own millions in and the stocks been at the highest it been.  IF the future looks good wouldn't you keep?

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#8 Posted by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -

[QUOTE="Legendaryscmt"]

Stocks increased and he probably felt that because of that he should cash in. I don't see this as really being news worthy.

k2theswiss

you are right to a degree. That is how the market works

but if you have inside info of your company that you own millions in and the stocks been at the highest it been.  IF the future looks good wouldn't you keep?

While I agree that selling all the shares at once makes it seem that something is about to happen, it could just be that he wanted to get rid of them all and goofed in that decision. We'll find out soon if this actually leads to something, but for now I think it's being blown out of proportion.

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#9 Posted by scoots9 (3478 posts) -

Hopefully.

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#10 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18452 posts) -

Stocks increased and he probably felt that because of that he should cash in. I don't see this as really being news worthy.

Legendaryscmt
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#11 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Hopefully.

scoots9

you want one of the largest game publishers to go out of business?

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#12 Posted by xxunnecessaryxs (399 posts) -
EA can shut down for all I care. Only Lemmings like EA
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#13 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

EA can shut down for all I care. Only Lemmings like EAxxunnecessaryxs

dumb

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#14 Posted by locopatho (23120 posts) -
EA can shut down for all I care. Only Lemmings like EAxxunnecessaryxs
Cool, no MOH, Battlefield, Rockband, Crysis, Mirrors Edge, Need For Speed, Burnout, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, for you Cows, enjoy last place ;)
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#15 Posted by LustForSoul (6404 posts) -
People have stocks to make money, why not.
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#16 Posted by Freeman233 (34 posts) -
Sony is the one in trouble since they sold three buildings and don't have games.
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#17 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3378 posts) -

[QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"]EA can shut down for all I care. Only Lemmings like EAlocopatho
Cool, no MOH, Battlefield, Rockband, Crysis, Mirrors Edge, Need For Speed, Burnout, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, for you Cows, enjoy last place ;)

IPs would get sold to other publishers, they wouldn't disappear.

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#18 Posted by senses_fail_06 (7091 posts) -

Hopefully.

scoots9
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#19 Posted by ShoulderOfOrion (3379 posts) -
EA is cool.
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#20 Posted by locopatho (23120 posts) -

[QUOTE="locopatho"][QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"]EA can shut down for all I care. Only Lemmings like EAClock-w0rk

Cool, no MOH, Battlefield, Rockband, Crysis, Mirrors Edge, Need For Speed, Burnout, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, for you Cows, enjoy last place ;)

IPs would get sold to other publishers, they wouldn't disappear.

I was responding to "only lemmings like EA". I don't think this j!zznugget speaks for the 99% of PS fans who want those awesome genre topping games ;)

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#21 Posted by xxunnecessaryxs (399 posts) -

[QUOTE="locopatho"][QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"]EA can shut down for all I care. Only Lemmings like EAClock-w0rk

Cool, no MOH, Battlefield, Rockband, Crysis, Mirrors Edge, Need For Speed, Burnout, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, for you Cows, enjoy last place ;)

IPs would get sold to other publishers, they wouldn't disappear.

LOL that's okay, Only lemmings and sheep need multiplats. We have exclusives that cover all genres. THANK YOU SONY :)) GO PLAY COD AND SCREAM AT THE OTHER ANGRY 6 YEAR OLD ON XBL
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#22 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3378 posts) -

EA is cool. ShoulderOfOrion

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#23 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

[QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

[QUOTE="locopatho"] Cool, no MOH, Battlefield, Rockband, Crysis, Mirrors Edge, Need For Speed, Burnout, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, for you Cows, enjoy last place ;)xxunnecessaryxs

IPs would get sold to other publishers, they wouldn't disappear.

LOL that's okay, Only lemmings and sheep need multiplats. We have exclusives that cover all genres. THANK YOU SONY :)) GO PLAY COD AND SCREAM AT THE OTHER ANGRY 6 YEAR OLD ON XBL

no you don't

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#24 Posted by xxunnecessaryxs (399 posts) -

[QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"][QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

IPs would get sold to other publishers, they wouldn't disappear.

lostrib

LOL that's okay, Only lemmings and sheep need multiplats. We have exclusives that cover all genres. THANK YOU SONY :)) GO PLAY COD AND SCREAM AT THE OTHER ANGRY 6 YEAR OLD ON XBL

no you don't

we pretty much do, dude. Why can't you guys just accept it? It's okay to admit that a console launched a year after yours and still took ahead and got all the best games and pretty much caught up in sales. It's okay. DOn't beat yourselves up about it
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#25 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

[QUOTE="lostrib"]

[QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"] LOL that's okay, Only lemmings and sheep need multiplats. We have exclusives that cover all genres. THANK YOU SONY :)) GO PLAY COD AND SCREAM AT THE OTHER ANGRY 6 YEAR OLD ON XBLxxunnecessaryxs

no you don't

we pretty much do, dude. Why can't you guys just accept it? It's okay to admit that a console launched a year after yours and still took ahead and got all the best games and pretty much caught up in sales. It's okay. DOn't beat yourselves up about it

after my what?

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#26 Posted by locopatho (23120 posts) -
[QUOTE="lostrib"]

[QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"] LOL that's okay, Only lemmings and sheep need multiplats. We have exclusives that cover all genres. THANK YOU SONY :)) GO PLAY COD AND SCREAM AT THE OTHER ANGRY 6 YEAR OLD ON XBLxxunnecessaryxs

no you don't

we pretty much do, dude. Why can't you guys just accept it? It's okay to admit that a console launched a year after yours and still took ahead and got all the best games and pretty much caught up in sales. It's okay. DOn't beat yourselves up about it

Wii wins in exclusives. FACT. Wii wins in sales, FACT. 360 wins in games. FACT. 360 wins in olnine and pad. FACT. Deal with it brah :cool:
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#27 Posted by Tessellation (9002 posts) -

[QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"]EA can shut down for all I care. Only Lemmings like EAlostrib

dumb

he is a cow,even the real ones are more intelligent.
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#28 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

[QUOTE="lostrib"]

[QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"]EA can shut down for all I care. Only Lemmings like EATessellation

dumb

he is a cow,even the real ones are more intelligent.

lolz

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#29 Posted by xxunnecessaryxs (399 posts) -
[QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"][QUOTE="lostrib"]

no you don't

locopatho
we pretty much do, dude. Why can't you guys just accept it? It's okay to admit that a console launched a year after yours and still took ahead and got all the best games and pretty much caught up in sales. It's okay. DOn't beat yourselves up about it

Wii wins in exclusives. FACT. Wii wins in sales, FACT. 360 wins in games. FACT. 360 wins in olnine and pad. FACT. Deal with it brah :cool:

and yet when I say list games all you idiots come out with are halogearsforzapgrfable....all mediocre and milked games. fawk off. PS3 has the most impressive library that appeals to all gamers and there's something for all gamers. People who LIKE games won't settle for 360's 4titles and cod, and most people don't like cartoon rehashes. PS3 is for the CORE GAMERS and If you honestly like EA then I'm not surprised you like MS which is why I said EA is for Lemmings to begin with.
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#30 Posted by xxunnecessaryxs (399 posts) -

[QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"][QUOTE="lostrib"]

no you don't

lostrib

we pretty much do, dude. Why can't you guys just accept it? It's okay to admit that a console launched a year after yours and still took ahead and got all the best games and pretty much caught up in sales. It's okay. DOn't beat yourselves up about it

after my what?

after the xbox 360
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#31 Posted by locopatho (23120 posts) -
[QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"][QUOTE="locopatho"][QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"] we pretty much do, dude. Why can't you guys just accept it? It's okay to admit that a console launched a year after yours and still took ahead and got all the best games and pretty much caught up in sales. It's okay. DOn't beat yourselves up about it

Wii wins in exclusives. FACT. Wii wins in sales, FACT. 360 wins in games. FACT. 360 wins in olnine and pad. FACT. Deal with it brah :cool:

and yet when I say list games all you idiots come out with are halogearsforzapgrfable....all mediocre and milked games. fawk off. PS3 has the most impressive library that appeals to all gamers and there's something for all gamers. People who LIKE games won't settle for 360's 4titles and cod, and most people don't like cartoon rehashes. PS3 is for the CORE GAMERS and If you honestly like EA then I'm not surprised you like MS which is why I said EA is for Lemmings to begin with.

If its so obvious then prove it? Oh wait... both Gamespot and Metacritic show 360 having the best library and Wii having the best exclusives... so slvtty b!tchboys like you got nothing to say :(
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#32 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

[QUOTE="lostrib"]

[QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"] we pretty much do, dude. Why can't you guys just accept it? It's okay to admit that a console launched a year after yours and still took ahead and got all the best games and pretty much caught up in sales. It's okay. DOn't beat yourselves up about itxxunnecessaryxs

after my what?

after the xbox 360

why do i care?

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#33 Posted by lamprey263 (34415 posts) -
Maybe they thought there'd never be a better time to sell shares if the EA / Star Wars license deals helped boost the share value. I really don't see them in trouble though, if anything these licensing deals are going to greatly help them produce some killer titles. If DICE can created a Battlefield / Battlefronts game, man I think that'll be awesome.
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#34 Posted by xxunnecessaryxs (399 posts) -

[QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"][QUOTE="lostrib"]

after my what?

lostrib

after the xbox 360

why do i care?

you're the one who responded to my message so you tell me/
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#36 Posted by Krelian-co (13274 posts) -

[QUOTE="Legendaryscmt"]

Stocks increased and he probably felt that because of that he should cash in. I don't see this as really being news worthy.

k2theswiss

you are right to a degree. That is how the market works

but if you have inside info of your company that you own millions in and the stocks been at the highest it been.  IF the future looks good wouldn't you keep?

this, you don't sell stocks of a company you direct if you have faith in it.

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#38 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

[QUOTE="lostrib"]

[QUOTE="xxunnecessaryxs"] after the xbox 360xxunnecessaryxs

why do i care?

you're the one who responded to my message so you tell me/

Don't care about the 360 or the ps3

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#39 Posted by GarGx1 (9235 posts) -

Buy low, sell high...looks fairly straight forward to me. The stockmarket is jammed full of paranoid, headless chickens who run around shouting about the sky falling down at the first sign of rain.