Scientific Games Corp. (SGMS) Stock Price Down 1.7%
Shares of Scientific Games Corp. (NASDAQ:SGMS) traded down 1.7% during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $10.00 and last traded at $10.13, with a volume of 189,073 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.31.
A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Scientific Games Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 27th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $7.00 price target on shares of Scientific Games Corp. in a research note on Sunday, June 26th. Telsey Advisory Group dropped their price target on Scientific Games Corp. from $10.00 to $8.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, May 6th. Sterne Agee CRT reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $13.50 price target (down previously from $15.50) on shares of Scientific Games Corp. in a research note on Friday, May 6th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $5.70 price target (up previously from $5.00) on shares of Scientific Games Corp. in a research note on Thursday, May 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.29.
The firm’s 50-day moving average is $9.60 and its 200 day moving average is $8.57. The company’s market capitalization is $889.36 million.
Scientific Games Corp. (NASDAQ:SGMS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported ($1.07) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.97) by $0.10. The company earned $682 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $693.88 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($1.01) EPS. Analysts anticipate that Scientific Games Corp. will post ($3.25) EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of large investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in Scientific Games Corp. by 32.6% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,224,805 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,987,000 after buying an additional 300,998 shares during the last quarter. Russell Frank Co boosted its position in shares of Scientific Games Corp. by 33.1% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 220,195 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,956,000 after buying an additional 54,706 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Gabelli Funds LLC boosted its position in shares of Scientific Games Corp. by 5.3% in the fourth quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 345,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,095,000 after buying an additional 17,500 shares during the last quarter.
Scientific Games Corporation is a developer of technology-based products and services, and associated content for the gaming, lottery and interactive gaming industries. The Company operates through three segments: Gaming, Lottery and Interactive. The Company’s 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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