Brokerages Expect Century Casinos, Inc. (CNTY) to Post $0.06 EPS
Equities research analysts expect Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNTY) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.06 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Century Casinos’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.04 and the highest is $0.07. Century Casinos posted earnings of $0.01 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 500%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report on Friday, March 8th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that Century Casinos will report full year earnings of $0.16 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.14 to $0.17. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $0.42 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.38 to $0.46. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Century Casinos.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine cut Century Casinos from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Century Casinos from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.00.
In related news, CEO Peter Hoetzinger bought 5,497 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 20th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $6.80 per share, for a total transaction of $37,379.60. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 5,497 shares in the company, valued at approximately $37,379.60. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Erwin Et Al Haitzmann bought 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 16th. The shares were bought at an average price of $7.15 per share, for a total transaction of $85,800.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 12.70% of the company’s stock.
Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of CNTY. Algert Global LLC acquired a new position in shares of Century Casinos during the 4th quarter worth approximately $99,000. Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Century Casinos during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $106,000. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. boosted its holdings in shares of Century Casinos by 25.2% during the 3rd quarter. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. now owns 16,835 shares of the company’s stock worth $126,000 after purchasing an additional 3,391 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its holdings in shares of Century Casinos by 45.2% during the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 37,713 shares of the company’s stock worth $279,000 after purchasing an additional 11,747 shares during the last quarter. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Century Casinos during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $310,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.80% of the company’s stock.
Century Casinos Company Profile
Century Casinos, Inc operates as a casino entertainment company worldwide. The company develops and operates gaming establishments, as well as related lodging, restaurant, horse racing, and entertainment facilities. It owns and operates casinos in North America and Poland; a racetrack and entertainment center in Canada; and pari-mutuel off-track betting network in southern Alberta, Canada.
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