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Boyd Falls Most in Decade After Reporting Surprise Loss (1)

October 31, 2013

Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD:US), the operator of casinos in eight states, fell the most in more than a decade after reporting an unexpected third-quarter loss and projecting lower profit this period than analysts estimate.

Boyd declined 19 percent to $10.56 at the close in New York. That was the most (BYD:US) since Sept. 17, 2001.

Results deteriorated in many markets last month, Chief Executive Officer Keith Smith said in a statement today. The loss, excluding some items, totaled 8 cents a share, Las Vegas-based Boyd said. Analysts expected (BYD:US) profit of 1 cent.

Smith cited improvement in October and encouraging signs in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, New Jersey. Still, on a conference call today, company officials projected a loss this quarter of 15 cents to 20 cents a share. Analysts estimate a loss of 4 cents, the average of 16 estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

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    • $11.0 USD
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