Century Casinos (CNTY) Getting Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) have been trending positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Century Casinos earned a news sentiment score of 0.34 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 69 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Century Casinos from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Century Casinos from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.75 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, March 15th. Finally, Aegis assumed coverage on shares of Century Casinos in a report on Friday, March 10th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $9.30 target price on the stock.

Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) traded down 0.64% during trading on Friday, reaching $7.82. 120,924 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $7.94 and a 200 day moving average of $7.36. Century Casinos has a 1-year low of $5.40 and a 1-year high of $8.89. The firm has a market capitalization of $191.29 million, a PE ratio of 21.14 and a beta of -0.21.

Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May 5th. The company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $36.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36 million. Century Casinos had a return on equity of 5.26% and a net margin of 5.02%. Equities analysts forecast that Century Casinos will post $0.40 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Vice Chairman Peter Hoetzinger sold 53,916 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.60, for a total value of $409,761.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Erwin Et Al Haitzmann sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.60, for a total transaction of $380,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 13.70% of the company’s stock.

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Century Casinos Company Profile

Century Casinos, Inc is an international casino entertainment company. The Company develops and operates gaming establishments, as well as related lodging, restaurant and entertainment facilities around the world. Its segments include Canada, the United States, Poland, and Corporate and Other. The Canada segment consists of Century Casino & Hotel-Edmonton; Century Casino Calgary; Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, and Century Bets! Inc (Century Bets).

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