Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to buy stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. In the case of Electronic Arts
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, 89% of the 2,205 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons why Electronic Arts will thrive. I've highlighted three below.
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1. Branching out
Console games provided about two-thirds of Electronic Arts' revenue in the fiscal third quarter of 2009. In fact, console games for Microsoft
Electronic Arts already had five games for the launch of the latest platform from Apple
2. Improving industry
EA rival Activision Blizzard
3. Balance sheet strength
While smaller competitor THQ
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Fool contributor Dave Mock has more than three reasons why alcohol and games of skill should never be mixed. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Microsoft is an Inside Value recommendation. Apple, Activision Blizzard, and Electronic Arts are Stock Advisor selections. Motley Fool Options has recommended a synthetic long position on Activision Blizzard and a diagonal call position on Microsoft. The Fool owns shares of Activision Blizzard. The Fool's disclosure policy has a flawless record playing "telephone."