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Why Boyd Gaming (BYD) is a Top Growth Stock for the Long-Term

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Why This 1 Growth Stock Should Be On Your Watchlist

Growth investors build their portfolios around companies that are financially strong and have a bright future, and the Growth Style Score helps take projected and historical earnings, sales, and cash flow into account to uncover stocks that will see long-term, sustainable growth.

Boyd Gaming (BYD)

Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation is a multi-jurisdictional gaming company. It owns and operates gaming entertainment properties in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania. As of Dec 31, 2021, the company owns and operates 28 properties, offering 1.69 million square feet of casino space, 31,635 slot machines, 686 table games and 10,751 hotel rooms.

BYD is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, with a Growth Style Score of A and VGM Score of A. Earnings are expected to grow 6.8% year-over-year for the current fiscal year, with sales growth of 3%.

Six analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.26 to $5.47 per share. BYD boasts an average earnings surprise of 24.2%.

On a historic basis, Boyd Gaming has generated cash flow growth of 22.3%, and is expected to report cash flow expansion of 213.2% this year.

BYD should be on investors' short lists because of its impressive growth fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Growth and VGM Style Scores.

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