News headlines about Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Caesars Entertainment earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 44.8381139311981 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

CZR has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Caesars Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, September 8th. SunTrust Banks initiated coverage on Caesars Entertainment in a report on Friday, September 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $14.00 target price for the company. ValuEngine upgraded Caesars Entertainment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub upgraded Caesars Entertainment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Instinet assumed coverage on Caesars Entertainment in a report on Friday, October 6th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $14.00 price objective for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.39.

Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $12.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 20,175,930 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,928,308. Caesars Entertainment has a 1-year low of $7.05 and a 1-year high of $13.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.69, a current ratio of 0.48 and a quick ratio of 0.48.

In other news, Director John M. Boushy bought 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $12.64 per share, with a total value of $252,800.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 20,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $252,800. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Janis L. Jones sold 26,131 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.86, for a total value of $336,044.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 4.60% of the company’s stock.

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Caesars Entertainment Company Profile

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is a holding company. The Company provides casino-entertainment and hospitality services. The Company’s segments include Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties, LLC (CERP), Caesars Growth Partners, LLC (CGP) and Other. The Company’s resorts operate primarily under the Harrah’s, Caesars and Horseshoe brand names.

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