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How to buy Boyd Gaming Corporation stock

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Boyd Gaming Corporation is a resorts & casinos business based in the US. Boyd Gaming Corporation shares (BYD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Boyd Gaming Corporation employs 24,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Boyd Gaming Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Boyd Gaming Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BYD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Boyd Gaming Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Boyd Gaming Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Boyd Gaming Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Boyd Gaming Corporation share price

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Boyd Gaming Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range USD$6.44 - USD$36.22
50-day moving average USD$29.8783
200-day moving average USD$22.8643
Wall St. target price USD$33.09
PE ratio 21.5732
Dividend yield USD$0.28 (1.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.369

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Is it a good time to buy Boyd Gaming Corporation stock?

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Is Boyd Gaming Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Boyd Gaming Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Boyd Gaming Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Boyd Gaming Corporation's P/E ratio

Boyd Gaming Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Boyd Gaming Corporation shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Boyd Gaming Corporation's PEG ratio

Boyd Gaming Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.85. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Boyd Gaming Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Boyd Gaming Corporation's EBITDA

Boyd Gaming Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$459.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Boyd Gaming Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Boyd Gaming Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.15%
Gross profit TTM USD$2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.61%
Return on equity TTM -17.35%
Profit margin -7.57%
Book value $9.027
Market capitalisation USD$3.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Boyd Gaming Corporation shares

There are currently 5.5 million Boyd Gaming Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Boyd Gaming Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 1.3% down from 5.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Boyd Gaming Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Boyd Gaming Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Boyd Gaming Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Boyd Gaming Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Boyd Gaming Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Boyd Gaming Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.53. In other words for every 100,000 Boyd Gaming Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3530 shares are currently held short.

However Boyd Gaming Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Boyd Gaming Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Boyd Gaming Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Boyd Gaming Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Boyd Gaming Corporation shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0684% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Boyd Gaming Corporation shares, roughly 68 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Boyd Gaming Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Boyd Gaming Corporation stock.

Boyd Gaming Corporation share dividends

26%

Dividend payout ratio: 25.61% of net profits

Recently Boyd Gaming Corporation has paid out, on average, around 25.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Boyd Gaming Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Boyd Gaming Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.28 per share.

While Boyd Gaming Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Boyd Gaming Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Boyd Gaming Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 15 January 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Boyd Gaming Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Boyd Gaming Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.44 up to $36.22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BYD.US volatility(beta: 2.3)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Boyd Gaming Corporation's is 2.3034. This would suggest that Boyd Gaming Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Boyd Gaming Corporation overview

Boyd Gaming Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-jurisdictional gaming company. It operates through three segments: Las Vegas Locals, Downtown Las Vegas, and Midwest & South. As of July 28, 2020, the company operated 29 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also engages in owning and operating a travel agency. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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