Athersys, Inc. (ATHX) EPS Estimated At $-0.10; Caesars Entertainment (CZR) Sellers Increased By 31.5% Their Shorts

April 20, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) had an increase of 31.5% in short interest. CZR’s SI was 30.79M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 31.5% from 23.41M shares previously. With 14.39M avg volume, 2 days are for Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR)’s short sellers to cover CZR’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.64% or $0.075 during the last trading session, reaching $11.575. About 2.56 million shares traded. Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) has risen 18.92% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.37% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Athersys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHX) to report $-0.10 EPS on May, 10 after the close.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 66.67% from last quarter’s $-0.06 EPS. After having $-0.11 EPS previously, Athersys, Inc.’s analysts see -9.09% EPS growth. It closed at $2.02 lastly. It is down 58.97% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.42% the S&P500.

Since March 20, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $66,825 activity. DONOVAN TIMOTHY R sold $66,825 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 4.4 in 2017 Q4. Its up 2.81, from 1.59 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 16 investors sold Caesars Entertainment Corporation shares while 29 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 1.25 billion shares or 802.48% more from 138.17 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Owl Creek Asset Management Lp reported 4.68 million shares. Twin Tree Management L P accumulated 0.01% or 74,230 shares. Tower Rech Cap Ltd (Trc) has 0% invested in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). Monarch Alternative Lp holds 3% of its portfolio in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) for 2.37M shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 3.80 million shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Water Island Cap Lc, a New York-based fund reported 546,000 shares. Dupont Cap Management holds 152,485 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Artemis Investment Management Llp owns 0.19% invested in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) for 906,863 shares. D E Shaw & Co holds 2.14 million shares. 1.82M were reported by Corsair Cap L P. Proshare Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0% of its portfolio in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). Trexquant Invest Ltd Partnership reported 71,705 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Prudential Fincl holds 29,637 shares. Capstone Advsrs Limited Company has invested 0.02% in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR). Oppenheimer Communication Incorporated stated it has 0.01% in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR).

Caesars Entertainment Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides casino-entertainment and hospitality services in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $7.94 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties, and Caesars Growth Partners Casino Properties and Developments. It currently has negative earnings. It operates 15,000 slot machines and 1,200 table games, as well as other games comprising keno, poker, and race and sports books; and buffets, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and lounges located throughout the company's casinos, as well as banquets and room service.

Among 6 analysts covering Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Caesars Entertainment had 10 analyst reports since December 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by SunTrust. The stock of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, June 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, May 31. Barclays Capital maintained Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) rating on Monday, December 14. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $9 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 6 by Nomura. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 5 by SunTrust. Nomura upgraded Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) on Wednesday, March 7 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in Q4 2017. Its down 1.94, from 3.06 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 5 investors sold Athersys, Inc. shares while 28 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 22 raised stakes. 24.17 million shares or 51.32% less from 49.65 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Raymond James Fincl Serv Advsr reported 0% stake. Hudson Valley Invest Incorporated Adv accumulated 22,500 shares. Susquehanna Gp Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 186,858 shares or 0% of the stock. Arete Wealth Advsrs Ltd Com stated it has 13,849 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 1,000 are held by Fny Managed Accounts Lc. Ancora Advsrs Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 48,000 shares in its portfolio. Geode Cap Mgmt Lc holds 938,655 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 82,495 shares. 19,915 are owned by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage. Ameritas Invest Inc has 5,933 shares. Virginia-based Thompson Davis & has invested 0.2% in Athersys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHX). Moreover, Stratos Wealth Prtn Limited has 0% invested in Athersys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHX). American Group Inc Inc accumulated 68,789 shares. Sequoia Fincl Advsr Ltd Company holds 28,000 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Tower Limited Liability Company (Trc) reported 0% stake.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $105,239 activity. Lehmann William JR sold $25,252 worth of stock or 14,000 shares. 15,000 Athersys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHX) shares with value of $25,880 were sold by Harrington John J.

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