Light & Wonder, Inc. (NASDAQ:LNW – Get Free Report)’s stock price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday after TheStreet upgraded the stock from a c rating to a b rating. The company traded as high as $87.30 and last traded at $87.30, with a volume of 169 shares. The stock had previously closed at $86.82.
Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Susquehanna lifted their price target on shares of Light & Wonder from $81.00 to $86.00 and gave the company a “positive” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Truist Financial upped their price objective on shares of Light & Wonder from $86.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Redburn Partners started coverage on shares of Light & Wonder in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $104.00 target price on the stock. B. Riley upped their price target on shares of Light & Wonder from $59.00 to $67.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group upped their price target on shares of Light & Wonder from $84.00 to $88.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, September 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $77.90.
Insider Transactions at Light & Wonder
Institutional Inflows and Outflows
A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. bought a new stake in Light & Wonder during the 3rd quarter valued at about $389,375,000. State Street Corp bought a new position in shares of Light & Wonder in the third quarter worth approximately $128,003,000. Norges Bank bought a new position in shares of Light & Wonder in the fourth quarter worth approximately $87,241,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. bought a new position in shares of Light & Wonder in the third quarter worth approximately $36,277,000. Finally, Balyasny Asset Management L.P. boosted its position in shares of Light & Wonder by 3,232.2% during the first quarter. Balyasny Asset Management L.P. now owns 522,860 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,398,000 after acquiring an additional 507,169 shares during the last quarter. 85.98% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Light & Wonder Trading Down 0.4 %
The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.36, a current ratio of 2.78 and a quick ratio of 2.48. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $75.04 and its two-hundred day moving average is $69.97. The stock has a market cap of $7.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 64.06 and a beta of 1.82.
Light & Wonder (NASDAQ:LNW – Get Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.39. Light & Wonder had a net margin of 4.48% and a return on equity of 17.11%. The business had revenue of $731.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $714.92 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that Light & Wonder, Inc. will post 1.09 EPS for the current year.
About Light & Wonder
Light & Wonder, Inc operates as a cross-platform games company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Gaming, SciPlay, and iGaming segments. The Gaming segment sells new and used gaming machines, electronic table systems, video lottery terminals, conversion game kits, and spare parts; table products, including shufflers; and perpetual licenses to gaming operators.
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