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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

Updating Gannett Co. Inc., Kraft Heinz Co., and Diebold Nixdorf Inc.

GANNETT CO., INC. $9.45 (New York symbol GCI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector: Shares outstanding: 112.8 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.4; Dividend yield: 6.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.gannett.com) publishes over 100 U.S. daily newspapers and their associated websites. That includes the company’s flagship daily USAToday… Read More

Updating Gannett Co., Inc., Calian Group Ltd., and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

GANNETT CO., INC. $11 (New York symbol GCI; Cyclical- Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector: Shares outstanding: 113.7 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; Dividend yield: 5.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Average; www.gannett.com) publishes newspapers in the U.S. and U.K., including its flagship daily, USAToday.
The company pays a quarterly dividend of $0.16… Read More

Updating Huntsman Corp., Gannett Co., and Roots Corp.

HUNTSMAN CORP. $31 (New York symbol HUN; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 239.2 million; Market cap: $7.4 billion; Takeover Target Rating: Lowest; Dividend yield: 2.2%; www.huntsman.com) is a leading producer of specialty chemicals. In August 2017, the company sold shares of its subsidiary Venator Materials (New… Read More