Boyd Gaming (BYD) “Equal-Weight” Rating Reaffirmed by Barclays; With $33 Target; Blackstone Mortgage Trust (BXMT) Has 1.31 Sentiment

February 21, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Among 19 analysts covering Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Boyd Gaming Corporation has $44 highest and $20 lowest target. $31.56’s average target is -11.30% below currents $35.58 stock price. Boyd Gaming Corporation had 40 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, October 24. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, August 1 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 27 by Sterne Agee CRT. Jefferies initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 18 report. On Wednesday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 10 by SunTrust. Susquehanna initiated Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) on Tuesday, January 12 with “Positive” rating. The stock of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 22 by Janney Capital. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, June 20. The rating was initiated by Buckingham Research on Friday, January 27 with “Buy”.

Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc., a real estate finance company, originates and purchases senior loans collateralized by properties in North America and Europe. The company has market cap of $3.39 billion. The firm qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It has a 13.8 P/E ratio. It generally would not be subject to U.S. federal income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders.

The stock decreased 5.37% or $2.02 during the last trading session, reaching $35.58. About 3.87 million shares traded or 161.35% up from the average. Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) has risen 35.92% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.22% the S&P500.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.25 million activity. On Tuesday, September 12 the insider BOUGHNER ROBERT L sold $1.07 million. BOYD WILLIAM R also sold $186,970 worth of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) shares.

Boyd Gaming Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-jurisdictional gaming company. The company has market cap of $4.00 billion. It operates through three divisions: Las Vegas Locals, Downtown Las Vegas, and Midwest and South. It has a 34.58 P/E ratio. The firm owns and operates 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.03, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 21 investors sold Boyd Gaming Corporation shares while 62 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 84.97 million shares or 2.06% more from 83.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Marshall Wace Llp owns 0.04% invested in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) for 32,884 shares. Boothbay Fund Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 47,346 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). The Ohio-based Victory Capital has invested 0% in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Moreover, Vanguard Gp Inc has 0.01% invested in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) for 7.28 million shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The invested in 0% or 63,846 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can has 0.01% invested in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Prudential Financial holds 138,867 shares. Cantab Partners Ltd Liability Partnership reported 17,435 shares stake. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas reported 52,289 shares. Alliancebernstein L P owns 115,240 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Hsbc Hldgs Public Limited Company holds 9,283 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Peavine Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0.57% invested in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) for 40,000 shares. Ameriprise invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement owns 76,496 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio.

Garrison Bradford & Associates Inc holds 10.24% of its portfolio in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. for 394,599 shares. Gvo Asset Management Ltd owns 1.51 million shares or 9.66% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Jrm Investment Counsel Llc has 6.95% invested in the company for 278,445 shares. The Florida-based Gruss & Co Inc has invested 4.4% in the stock. Grs Advisors Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 253,700 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $30,150 activity.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Blackstone Mortgage Trust’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Blackstone Mortgage Trust, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. BXMT was included in 3 notes of analysts from December 15, 2016. As per Monday, January 9, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Thursday, December 15. The stock of Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Thursday, February 16.

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