Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (NASDAQ:ISLE) shot up 4% on Monday . The company traded as high as $19.20 and last traded at $19.17, with a volume of 213,697 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.44.

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 target price on shares of Isle of Capri Casinos in a report on Monday, June 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Isle of Capri Casinos from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, June 16th. TheStreet raised Isle of Capri Casinos from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 14th. Telsey Advisory Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Isle of Capri Casinos in a report on Wednesday, June 15th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on Isle of Capri Casinos from $16.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Isle of Capri Casinos has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.43.

The company has a market cap of $785.88 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $17.24 and a 200 day moving average of $14.26.

Isle of Capri Casinos (NASDAQ:ISLE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, June 14th. The company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.54 by $0.08. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.58 earnings per share. The business earned $264.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $266.77 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. will post $1.47 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, insider Edmund L. Quatmann, Jr. sold 22,000 shares of Isle of Capri Casinos stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.78, for a total value of $347,160.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 156,731 shares in the company, valued at $2,473,215.18. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of ISLE. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in shares of Isle of Capri Casinos by 187.2% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 72,767 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,013,000 after buying an additional 47,426 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP raised its position in shares of Isle of Capri Casinos by 137.6% in the fourth quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 116,880 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,628,000 after buying an additional 67,680 shares in the last quarter. Deere & Co. raised its position in shares of Isle of Capri Casinos by 239.8% in the fourth quarter. Deere & Co. now owns 163,928 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,284,000 after buying an additional 115,684 shares in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its position in shares of Isle of Capri Casinos by 56.7% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 175,290 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,442,000 after buying an additional 63,413 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Russell Frank Co raised its position in shares of Isle of Capri Casinos by 14.1% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 214,990 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,969,000 after buying an additional 26,494 shares in the last quarter.

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc is a developer, owner and operator of branded gaming facilities and related dining, lodging and entertainment facilities. The Company owns or operates around 15 gaming and entertainment facilities in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Pennsylvania.

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