Boyd Gaming (BYD) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media coverage about Boyd Gaming (NYSE:BYD) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Boyd Gaming earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1789728766221 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Boyd Gaming (NYSE BYD) opened at $35.23 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $3,970.00, a P/E ratio of 42.45 and a beta of 1.87. The company has a current ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.95. Boyd Gaming has a 12-month low of $19.39 and a 12-month high of $40.44.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 28th were given a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.57%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 27th. Boyd Gaming’s payout ratio is presently 24.10%.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Boyd Gaming from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Deutsche Bank boosted their target price on Boyd Gaming to $47.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Bank of America raised shares of Boyd Gaming from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Boyd Gaming from $28.00 to $30.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $28.00 price target on shares of Boyd Gaming and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.93.

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About Boyd Gaming

Boyd Gaming Corporation is a multi-jurisdictional gaming company. The Company operated 24 wholly owned gaming entertainment properties in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, as of December 31, 2016. It operates through three segments: Las Vegas Locals, Downtown Las Vegas, and Midwest and South.

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