Boyd Gaming (BYD) Analysts See $0.22 EPS; Stanley Capital Management Has Lowered Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Position By $7.40 Million

October 13, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Stanley Capital Management Llc decreased Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) stake by 86.24% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Stanley Capital Management Llc sold 40,000 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH)’s stock rose 9.50%. The Stanley Capital Management Llc holds 6,380 shares with $1.18M value, down from 46,380 last quarter. Unitedhealth Group Inc now has $186.14B valuation. The stock rose 0.07% or $0.13 reaching $192.65. About 4.71M shares traded or 61.30% up from the average. UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) to report $0.22 EPS on November, 7.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 57.14% from last quarter’s $0.14 EPS. BYD’s profit would be $24.79 million giving it 31.47 P/E if the $0.22 EPS is correct. After having $0.26 EPS previously, Boyd Gaming Corporation’s analysts see -15.38% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.11 on October 13, reaching $27.69. About 1.38M shares traded or 15.97% up from the average. Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) has risen 35.92% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.22% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.04, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 53 investors sold UNH shares while 496 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 438 raised stakes. 816.36 million shares or 0.29% more from 813.97 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 829,700 were accumulated by Sentry. Advisors Asset Inc invested in 110,099 shares. Segment Wealth Management Lc has 0.94% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Omers Administration Corporation invested in 12,390 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Mariner Wealth Advsrs Lc reported 11,880 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. 10,815 are held by Duff And Phelps Inv Mngmt. Next Century Growth Investors Ltd Company accumulated 4,823 shares. First Advsr Ltd Partnership holds 327,481 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Arrowstreet Capital Partnership reported 1.30 million shares. Cookson Peirce & has 0.02% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Harbour Investment reported 8,385 shares or 1.14% of all its holdings. Koshinski Asset Mgmt Incorporated holds 0% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) or 6,799 shares. Oklahoma-based Pinnacle Holding Limited Co has invested 0% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Pinebridge Investments L P, a New York-based fund reported 147,518 shares. E&G Advsrs Ltd Partnership invested in 1% or 11,225 shares.

Among 24 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 57 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Vetr on Wednesday, September 2 to “Strong-Buy”. As per Wednesday, December 16, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. As per Wednesday, July 19, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 26 by RBC Capital Markets. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Buy” rating and $20000 target in Thursday, July 13 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 9 by Mizuho. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of UNH in report on Tuesday, August 29 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by Mizuho. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 2 by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $19200 target in Wednesday, June 21 report.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $10.13 million activity. WILENSKY GAIL R had sold 5,540 shares worth $990,227 on Friday, June 2. BURKE RICHARD T sold $8.23 million worth of stock or 47,500 shares. Shares for $913,211 were sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR.

Analysts await UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) to report earnings on October, 17. They expect $2.57 earnings per share, up 18.43% or $0.40 from last year’s $2.17 per share. UNH’s profit will be $2.48B for 18.74 P/E if the $2.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.46 actual earnings per share reported by UnitedHealth Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.47% EPS growth.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $5.03 million activity. 49,995 shares valued at $1.28M were sold by SMITH KEITH on Wednesday, June 7. BOYD WILLIAM R sold $368,363 worth of stock or 15,000 shares. BOUGHNER ROBERT L sold 25,510 shares worth $643,107. $2.18 million worth of stock was sold by LARSON BRIAN A on Thursday, May 4.

Boyd Gaming Corporation is a multi-jurisdictional gaming company. The company has market cap of $3.12 billion. The Firm operated 24 wholly owned gaming entertainment properties in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, as of December 31, 2016. It has a 13.57 P/E ratio. It operates through three divisions: Las Vegas Locals, Downtown Las Vegas, and Midwest and South.

Among 16 analysts covering Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Boyd Gaming Corporation had 29 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 2 report. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna on Tuesday, January 12 with “Positive”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Morgan Stanley. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock has “Buy” rating by Instinet on Wednesday, February 1. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, February 18. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 28 with “Buy”. The stock of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) earned “Buy” rating by Janney Capital on Tuesday, March 22. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, May 3 report. The rating was upgraded by Nomura to “Buy” on Wednesday, February 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.21, from 1.29 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 36 investors sold Boyd Gaming Corporation shares while 53 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 83.26 million shares or 6.25% more from 78.36 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Peavine Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 40,000 shares. Strs Ohio has invested 0% of its portfolio in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Chicago Equity Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corporation owns 43,185 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Amer Century Cos has 0.01% invested in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Moreover, Guggenheim Ltd Co has 0% invested in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Cornerstone Advsrs invested in 300 shares or 0% of the stock. Zweig accumulated 176,737 shares. The Maryland-based Price T Rowe Assoc Md has invested 0% in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Mason Street Lc holds 0.01% or 20,385 shares in its portfolio. Point72 Asset Lp accumulated 0.47% or 3.38M shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt invested 0% of its portfolio in Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 4,167 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Hoplite Cap Management Ltd Partnership holds 2.78% or 1.93 million shares. Teton Advsrs owns 71,800 shares. 1.09 million were accumulated by Westfield Cap Mgmt Ltd Partnership.

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