Gannett attracts takeover interest

GANNETT CO. INC. $9.38 (New York symbol GCI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector: Shares outstanding: 114.5 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.4; Dividend yield: 6.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.gannett.com) publishes its flagship newspaper, USAToday, along with more than 100 others throughout the U.S. It also has… Read More

Their activists spur positive change

CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORP. $9.40 (Nasdaq symbol CZR; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 655.1 million; Market cap: $6.2 billion; No dividends paid; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.caesers.com) operates 49 casinos in 13 U.S. states and five countries.
Caesars Entertainment’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars, Harrah’s and Horseshoe brands. The company’s… Read More