How to buy Golden Entertainment stock - 11 April

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How to buy Golden Entertainment stock

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Golden Entertainment, Inc is a resorts & casinos business based in the US. Golden Entertainment shares (GDEN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Golden Entertainment employs 6,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$694.2 million.

How to buy shares in Golden Entertainment

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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 Golden Entertainment. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GDEN. 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 Golden Entertainment 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 Golden Entertainment, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Golden Entertainment. 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.

Golden Entertainment share price

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Golden Entertainment shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$6.28 - USD$30.89
50-day moving average USD$25.5043
200-day moving average USD$19.1168
Wall St. target priceUSD$37.25
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.833

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Is it a good time to buy Golden Entertainment stock?

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Is Golden Entertainment under- or over-valued?

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

Golden Entertainment's PEG ratio

Golden Entertainment's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.12. 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 Golden Entertainment's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Golden Entertainment's EBITDA

Golden Entertainment's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$95.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Golden Entertainment's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Golden Entertainment financials

Revenue TTM USD$694.2 million
Gross profit TTM USD$275.2 million
Return on assets TTM -1.09%
Return on equity TTM -60.58%
Profit margin -19.68%
Book value $5.727
Market capitalisation USD$795.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Golden Entertainment shares

There are currently 380,747 Golden Entertainment shares held short by investors – that's known as Golden Entertainment's "short interest". This figure is 8.6% down from 416,462 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Golden Entertainment shares can be evaluated.

Golden Entertainment's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Golden Entertainment's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Golden Entertainment shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Golden Entertainment shares traded daily (recently around 148729.296875). Golden Entertainment's SIR currently stands at 2.56. In other words for every 100,000 Golden Entertainment shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2560 shares are currently held short.

However Golden Entertainment's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Golden Entertainment shares, or, against the total number of tradable Golden Entertainment shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Golden Entertainment's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Golden Entertainment shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0203% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Golden Entertainment shares, roughly 20 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 Golden Entertainment.

Find out more about how you can short Golden Entertainment stock.

Golden Entertainment share dividends

We're not expecting Golden Entertainment to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Golden Entertainment's shares ever split?

Golden Entertainment's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 9 September 2014. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Golden Entertainment shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Golden Entertainment shares which in turn could have impacted Golden Entertainment's share price.

Golden Entertainment share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Golden Entertainment's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.28 up to $30.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Golden Entertainment's is 2.8616. This would suggest that Golden Entertainment's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Golden Entertainment overview

Golden Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of a diversified entertainment platform in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Casinos and Distributed Gaming. The Casinos segment owns and operates ten resort casino properties in Nevada and Maryland. The Distributed Gaming segment is involved in the installation, maintenance, and operation of slots and amusement devices in non-casino locations, including restaurants, bars, and taverns, as well as convenience, liquor, and grocery stores in Nevada and Montana; and ownership and operation of branded taverns with slots, which target local patrons primarily in the greater Las Vegas, Nevada metropolitan area. As of March 11, 2021, it had approximately 16,000 slots in approximately 1,000 locations. The company was formerly known as Lakes Entertainment, Inc. and changed its name to Golden Entertainment, Inc. in July 2015. Golden Entertainment, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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