EA’s Stock & Stumbles At-a-Glance: Riccitiello Years (GRAPHIC)
With Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello leaving the company at the end of March, we decided to look back at some of EA’s highs and lows during his six-year tenure. Specifically, we wanted to see how EA’s stock value has changed. Hint: it tanked.
We’ve looked up some important dates for EA and matched them up with specific stock values over time. It should be noted that most stocks in the video game industry did observe a downward trend in this time period; however, we noted that EA’s dropped significantly more than, say, Activision’s.
To compare and contrast, here’s a look at the percentage of change in EA’s stock price over time relative to Activision’s and the defunct THQ: