Caesars Entertainment stock fell sharply during the second-quarter earnings conference call on Wednesday as the gaming company revealed a cautious forecast for the upcoming quarter.
CFO Eric Hession told investors on the call that the demand in July and August "saw some softening," causing Caesars "to be cautious about how we provide guidance." When pushed for clarification, Hession said it was "correct" to say Caesars was looking at upcoming results less optimistically than it did the last three months.
At one point, Caesars shares fell over 24 percent in trading Wednesday, before recouping about half the losses, ending the day down 14.8 percent at $9.63 per share. Trading in the stock was halted three times due to volatility.