The Sell-Side Reaction To Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS)'s Recent Shift

The Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company holds 7,400 shares with $5.55M value, up from 6,500 last quarter.

Taking a longer term look at where the stock has been and where it's headed, we note that now the stock has traded in the range of $2.30 - 9.84 over the past 52-weeks. The company's stock had a trading volume of 958,384 shares. AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) has risen 21.52% since June 13, 2016 and is uptrending.

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System maintained its position in Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Geode Capital Ltd, Massachusetts-based fund reported 392,412 shares. Blackrock Fund Advsrs holds 3.91M shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Publicis Groupe SA (ADR) (OTCMKTS:PUBGY) has 0.00% since June 13, 2016 and is. On Tuesday, May 2 Isaacs Michael Gavin sold $3.53M worth of Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS) or 154,951 shares. It has outperformed by 169.62% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $2.21B company. Akebia Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AKBA) was raised too. The stock notched a 12-month high of $24.28 while $32.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are now evaluating the company, $7.72 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. Store Capital Corporation has $35 highest and $23 lowest target. And it remains to be seen which target price SGMS can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a 188.82% gain for the past twelve months. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, July 24 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 14 by Mizuho. The stock of Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS) earned "Underweight" rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, May 19. Wunderlich maintained Store Capital Corp (NYSE:STOR) rating on Wednesday, February 24. Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded the shares of STOR in report on Wednesday, May 10 to "Neutral" rating. On Tuesday, July 21 the stock rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with "Buy". Tci Wealth Incorporated accumulated 316 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Com holds 0.01% in Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS) or 471,507 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in 2016 Q4.

Last time, the company failed Wall Street by reporting EPS of $-1.14, smashing the consensus of $-0.73 per share.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of SGMS. 30 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. 616.46 million shares or 0.02% less from 616.56 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Fort Washington Advsr Inc Oh reported 25,097 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. They expect $-0.52 earnings per share, up 11.86% or $0.07 from last year's $-0.59 per share. 1,052 were reported by Advisors Asset. Glg Limited Liability Com reported 0.13% of its portfolio in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Olsavsky Brian T. $2.70M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. Its down 42.16% from 10,200 shares previously. Sei Investments Co holds 44 shares. 80,719 were accumulated by Cornerstone Holding Limited Liability Co. Zacks Invest Management invested in 19,479 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

The company reported first-quarter 2017 loss of 92 cents per share, wider than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 74 cents. Qs Ltd, a New York-based fund reported 5,900 shares. 1,554 are owned by Tower Cap Lc (Trc). The stock of Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, December 16 by Macquarie Research. More interesting news about Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "Don't Gamble With Scientific Games" published on June 08, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com's news article titled: "Scientific Games (SGMS) Up 4.2% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?" with publication date: May 30, 2017. Susquehanna Int Llp has invested 0.01% in Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS). Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI now owns 11,260 shares of the technology company's stock worth $127,000 after buying an additional 110 shares during the last quarter. ARP Americas LLC purchased a new position in Scientific Games Corp during the first quarter valued at approximately $213,000. Therefore 93% are positive. Publicis had 8 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.81, for a total transaction of $3,534,432.31. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that Scientific Games Corporation has a 17.59% short float with 15 days to cover. Sterne Agee CRT initiated it with "Buy" rating and $18 target in Tuesday, August 18 report. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to "Buy" on Thursday, January 26. The firm has "Underperform" rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, January 12. As per Tuesday, September 1, the company rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Scientific Games, 1 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 1 recommend "Hold". Janney Capital maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Monday, August 24 report.

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