Media coverage about Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Golden Entertainment earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.2748641762239 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ GDEN) traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $30.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 51,973 shares, compared to its average volume of 45,031. The stock has a market cap of $814.88, a P/E ratio of 35.41 and a beta of 0.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 1.59 and a quick ratio of 1.52. Golden Entertainment has a 12 month low of $10.60 and a 12 month high of $31.84.

GDEN has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Macquarie initiated coverage on Golden Entertainment in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $35.00 target price for the company. BidaskClub lowered Golden Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, TheStreet raised Golden Entertainment from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $35.00.

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About Golden Entertainment

Golden Entertainment, Inc is a group of gaming companies. The Company focuses on distributed gaming, including tavern gaming, and casino and resort operations. It operates through two segments: Distributed Gaming and Casinos. Its Distributed Gaming segment involves the installation, maintenance and operation of gaming and amusement devices in certain strategic, high-traffic, non-casino locations (such as grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, bars, taverns, saloons and liquor stores) in Nevada and Montana, and the operation of traditional, branded taverns targeting local patrons, primarily in the greater Las Vegas, Nevada metropolitan area.

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