NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Electronic Arts (EA) - Get Report stock is decreasing by 1.38% to $69.85 in late morning trading on Wednesday, before the company's fiscal 2016 third quarter financial report, due out on Thursday after the market close.
The video game maker is expected to report a year-over-year increase in earnings per share and revenue for the latest quarter.
Wall Street is anticipating earnings of $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.81 billion, compared with earnings of $1.22 per share on $1.43 billion in revenue that Electronic Arts reported for the fiscal 2015 third quarter.
Analysts disagree on whether "Star Wars Battlefront" will contribute to an earnings beat, since the video game's price was lowered in December.
"We expect less upside this quarter than has become the norm," Stern Agee analysts said in a note earlier this week. "This is due to price discounting on 'Star Wars Battlefront,' EA's biggest title in the quarter."
MKM Partners analysts believe the company will deliver better than expected quarterly results tomorrow, driven by "Star Wars Battlefront" sales, which are expected to surpass estimates of 10 million units.
Separately, Electronic Arts has a "buy" rating and a letter grade of B- at TheStreet Ratings because of the company's solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins.
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