Electronic Arts is getting a rather nasty present on Christmas Eve. Next Monday, when the new annual NASDAQ 100 list goes live, Electronic Arts’s stock will not be appearing on it due to it no longer being ranked in the top 100 non financial businesses, due to its low stock price, which currently sits at 15.42. Electronic Arts is not alone though, as Netflix, and eight other organizations are leaving the prestigious list. Electronic Arts and these other organizations will still be publicly traded but this is certainly a blow to the publisher and a sign of their weakened financial status.
Electronic Arts’ shares took a 40% drop in June which came off of both the Mass Effect 3 outcry, as well as disappointing figures from the Star Wars: The Old Republic. Earlier ths year, rumors circulated that Electronic Arts was even seeking a buyer for their organization. EA has dclined to comment about this news, though we will be sure to post any further news that comes out of this situation. With this departure, the only video game publisher on the list will be Activision.