Press coverage about Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Scientific Games earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.1704415361107 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research firms have recently issued reports on SGMS. Craig Hallum reissued a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 target price (up from $45.00) on shares of Scientific Games in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price (up from $38.00) on shares of Scientific Games in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $42.20.

Scientific Games (NASDAQ SGMS) traded up $0.70 on Wednesday, hitting $54.80. The stock had a trading volume of 853,477 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,482,491. The firm has a market cap of $4,850.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -15.66 and a beta of 2.65. Scientific Games has a 12 month low of $15.00 and a 12 month high of $55.50. The company has a current ratio of 1.83, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.07.

Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The technology company reported ($0.66) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.44) by ($0.22). The firm had revenue of $768.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $748.56 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($1.13) earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Scientific Games will post -2.47 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director David L. Kennedy sold 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.26, for a total transaction of $1,930,400.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 63,551 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,066,971.26. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Richard M. Haddrill sold 8,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.28, for a total value of $410,240.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 136,542 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,001,873.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 195,384 shares of company stock worth $9,436,666. 40.61% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Scientific Games Company Profile

Scientific Games Corporation is a developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for the gaming, lottery and interactive gaming industries. Its segments include Gaming, Lottery and Interactive. Its portfolio includes gaming machines and game content, casino management systems, table game products and services, instant and draw-based lottery games, server-based gaming and lottery systems, sports betting technology, lottery content and services, loyalty and rewards programs, interactive gaming and social casino solutions.

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