Media stories about Churchill Downs, (NASDAQ:CHDN) have trended somewhat negative on Monday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Churchill Downs, earned a coverage optimism score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 80 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Churchill Downs, (NASDAQ:CHDN) opened at 180.50 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $2.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.85 and a beta of 0.88. Churchill Downs, has a 12-month low of $128.59 and a 12-month high of $186.05. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $173.90 and its 200-day moving average price is $158.99.

Churchill Downs, (NASDAQ:CHDN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $279.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $283.23 million. Churchill Downs, had a return on equity of 14.14% and a net margin of 8.66%. The business’s revenue was down 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.16 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Churchill Downs, will post $6.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on CHDN shares. Telsey Advisory Group lowered Churchill Downs, from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $174.00 price target for the company. in a report on Friday, April 28th. BidaskClub upgraded Churchill Downs, from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Churchill Downs, from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Imperial Capital boosted their price target on Churchill Downs, from $169.00 to $184.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $171.75.

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In other Churchill Downs, news, Director Richard L. Duchossois purchased 4,548 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $164.95 per share, for a total transaction of $750,192.60. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 9,509 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,568,509.55. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director R Alex Rankin purchased 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $164.17 per share, with a total value of $164,170.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 11,214 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,841,002.38. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 18.44% of the company’s stock.

About Churchill Downs,

Churchill Downs Incorporated is a racing, gaming and online entertainment company. The Company is engaged in brick-and-mortar casino gaming with approximately 9,030 gaming positions in seven states, and is a legal mobile and online platform for betting on horseracing in the United States. It operates through six segments: Racing, Casinos, TwinSpires, Big Fish Games, Other Investments and Corporate.

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