Boyd Gaming Co. (NYSE:BYD) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts

Boyd Gaming Co. (NYSE:BYD – Get Rating) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the thirteen ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $75.36.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. KeyCorp set a $70.00 price target on Boyd Gaming in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft decreased their price target on Boyd Gaming from $77.00 to $73.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. Susquehanna Bancshares raised Boyd Gaming from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $73.00 to $74.00 in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. Wells Fargo & Company raised their price objective on Boyd Gaming to $77.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded Boyd Gaming from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $82.00 to $76.00 in a report on Monday, April 25th.

Boyd Gaming Stock Down 0.4%

BYD opened at $55.03 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.87. The firm has a market cap of $6.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.12, a PEG ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 1.87. Boyd Gaming has a 52 week low of $47.66 and a 52 week high of $72.72. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $53.60 and its 200 day simple moving average is $59.81.

Boyd Gaming (NYSE:BYD – Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $1.48 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.38 by $0.10. Boyd Gaming had a return on equity of 40.76% and a net margin of 16.03%. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.54 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Boyd Gaming will post 5.5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Boyd Gaming Dividend Announcement

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 30th were issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 29th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.09%. Boyd Gaming’s payout ratio is currently 12.12%.

Insider Activity at Boyd Gaming

In other Boyd Gaming news, VP William R. Boyd sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.74, for a total transaction of $1,074,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 2,056,522 shares in the company, valued at approximately $110,517,492.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. In related news, VP William R. Boyd sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.74, for a total transaction of $1,074,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 2,056,522 shares in the company, valued at approximately $110,517,492.28. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Marianne Boyd Johnson sold 64,690 shares of Boyd Gaming stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.95, for a total value of $3,554,715.50. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 77,623 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,265,383.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 256,365 shares of company stock worth $14,862,264. 28.41% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Gates Capital Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Boyd Gaming by 376.0% during the 4th quarter. Gates Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,982,484 shares of the company’s stock worth $129,991,000 after purchasing an additional 1,565,976 shares during the last quarter. Ariel Investments LLC boosted its position in Boyd Gaming by 1,057.6% in the 4th quarter. Ariel Investments LLC now owns 1,608,923 shares of the company’s stock valued at $105,497,000 after buying an additional 1,469,939 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its position in Boyd Gaming by 6,433.1% in the 1st quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 825,257 shares of the company’s stock valued at $54,285,000 after buying an additional 812,625 shares during the last quarter. Invesco Ltd. boosted its position in Boyd Gaming by 45.2% in the 1st quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 2,382,418 shares of the company’s stock valued at $156,715,000 after buying an additional 741,156 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Millennium Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Boyd Gaming by 98.1% in the 4th quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 1,204,289 shares of the company’s stock valued at $78,965,000 after purchasing an additional 596,358 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 70.27% of the company’s stock.

About Boyd Gaming

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Boyd Gaming Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-jurisdictional gaming company. It operates through three segments: Las Vegas Locals, Downtown Las Vegas, and Midwest & South. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated 28 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

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