Inside Wall Street: Will Electronic Arts Become a Takeover Play?

Video games sure are slick these days, but the business hasn't eluded the economic downturn. So it's not surprising that shares of Electronic Arts (ERTS), one of the largest developers of interactive video games, have been slammed. The company's games play on all the major platforms, including Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo, PCs and mobile devices. The stock hit a peak of $71 a share in 2005, but plunged to a 52-week low of $14.75 on Mar. 3, 2009. It has crept up recently to just $16.60, as some major Wall Street analysts continue to be negative on the stock.