Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Playags (NYSE:AGS) Stock Price

Press coverage about Playags (NYSE:AGS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Playags earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.8353190554491 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Shares of Playags stock traded up $0.78 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $23.26. 247,398 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 219,693. The company has a current ratio of 1.89, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -23.06. Playags has a fifty-two week low of $16.66 and a fifty-two week high of $23.69.

Playags (NYSE:AGS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, March 14th. The company reported ($0.37) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.32) by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $57.66 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $55.50 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 34.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.87) EPS. analysts predict that Playags will post -0.29 EPS for the current year.

AGS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Playags in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $23.00 price objective for the company. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Playags in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Bank of America raised their price objective on shares of Playags from $23.50 to $24.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on shares of Playags from $24.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Finally, SunTrust Banks started coverage on shares of Playags in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $23.00 target price for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.25.

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Playags Company Profile

PlayAGS, Inc is a designer and supplier of EGMs and other products and services for the gaming industry. The Company is focused on supplying electronic gaming machines (EGMs), including slot machines, video bingo machines, and other electronic gaming devices, to the Native American gaming market. Its product line-up to include Class III EGMs for commercial and Native American casinos permitted to operate Class III EGMs, table game products and interactive products.

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