Analyst Research Roundup: Boyd Gaming Corporation (BYD), Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (SAND)

Elias Hubbard
April 20, 2018

The company's institutional ownership is monitored at 75.9 percent.

A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. 40 funds amassed positions and 49 increased positions.

Analysts expect NetEase, Inc. After having $1.49 EPS previously, NetEase, Inc.'s analysts see 26.17% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $277.56. MiX Telematics Limited (NYSE:MIXT) has risen 137.14% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.72% the S&P500.

The Leverage Ratio of Boyd Group Income Fund (TSX:BYD.UN) is 0.305219.

Boyd Gaming Corporation is a multi-jurisdictional gaming company. It operates through three divisions: Las Vegas Locals, Downtown Las Vegas, and Midwest and South.21.44 is the P/E ratio. The Company operated 24 wholly owned gaming entertainment properties in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and MS, as of December 31, 2016.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Boyd Gaming's analysts are positive. They issued a "buy" rating and a $24.00 price objective on the stock. The average volume was noted at 1759.68K shares while its relative volume was seen at 0.8. Analyzing BYD this week, analysts seem to be content with keeping to their neutral forecast call at 2.3. The company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, February 21. Factors that could cause results to vary include, but are not limited to: dependence upon The Boyd Group Inc. and its Subsidiaries; operational performance; acquisition risk; employee relations and staffing; brand management and reputation; market environment change; reliance on technology; foreign currency risk; loss of key customers; decline in number of insurance claims; margin pressure and sales mix changes; weather conditions; competition; access to capital; dependence on key personnel; tax position risk; quality of corporate governance; economic downturn; increased government regulation and tax risk; environmental, health and safety risk; fluctuations in operating results and seasonality; risk of litigation; execution on new strategies; insurance risk; cash distributions not guaranteed; unitholder limited liability is subject to contractual and statutory assurances that may have some enforcement risks; real estate management; interest rates; USA health care costs and workers compensation claims; low capture rates; energy costs; capital expenditures; and the Fund's success in anticipating and managing the foregoing risks. The stock is a Buy among 2 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. Telsey Advisory initiated it with "Outperform" rating and $23.0 target in Wednesday, February 15 report. Buckingham Research initiated the shares of BYD in report on Friday, January 27 with "Buy" rating.

Boyd Gaming (NYSE:BYD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 14th. The latest exchange of 0.65 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 1.54 Million shares. The stock price volatility remained at 3.00% in recent month and reaches at 2.94% for the week. Fortaleza Asset Management owns 5,630 shares for 1.24% of their portfolio. Boyd Gaming had a net margin of 18.37% and a return on equity of 13.66%. BYD outperformed by 37.44% the S&P500. Swiss National Bank has invested 0.01% in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). The ROIC 5 year average is 0.071356 and the ROIC Quality ratio is 4.886072. The profit will be $38.30M for BYD if $0.34 EPS becomes true.

Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) now has a Montier C-score of 2. The hedge fund run by Jean held 2,000 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $99,000, down from 247,545 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The New York-based Lomas Capital Management Llc has invested 2.8% in the stock. Eam Investors Limited Company, California-based fund reported 68,508 shares. "Buy" rating has 7, "Sell" are 0, while 5 are "Hold". Therefore 60% are positive. The stock of NetEase, Inc. The company rating was maintained by SunTrust on Tuesday, October 24. This implies that they believe the stock has what it takes to lift the price another 10.47%. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of C$118.11. As per Tuesday, February 27, the company rating was maintained by Bernstein. Jefferies upgraded the shares of NTES in report on Monday, November 28 to "Buy" rating. Bank of America maintained NetEase, Inc. Bank of America has "Buy" rating and $361 target. The rating was initiated by Bernstein on Wednesday, January 11 with "Underperform".

NetEase, Inc. operates an interactive online community in the People's Republic of China. The company has market cap of $375.18 million.

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