Bally Technologies, Inc.

  • Online Gaming Is the Growth Opportunity for the Gambling Industry

    By Hussain Asghar - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, WMS

    The global gambling market has been continuously dominated by casinos and lotteries, with each category contributing 34% and 29% respectively, of the total gambling revenues in 2012. The US is still the leading nation in gambling, and is likely to remain so in the near term. However, in the long term China is expected take over as the leading gambling nation.

    Driving this industry are companies that are involved in more »

  • The Top 2 High-Return, Small-Cap Stocks

    By Anh HOANG - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, LGF, SHFL

    Small-cap investing has high potential return for investors. However, investors should pick stocks quite carefully to minimize the risks of losing capital with small- cap stocks. Recently, Barron’s featured the ClearBridge Small Cap Growth Fund, which has around $2.2 billion in total asset under management and annual turnover of only 14%.

    In the past three years, the fund delivered a sweet 26% annualized return to investors. The fund more »

  • What's Going to Save Zynga Now?

    By Gerelyn Terzo - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, ZNGA

    When Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) ushered in former Microsoft executive Don Mattrick to take the helm and replace outgoing Chief Executive Mark Pincus, hopes ran high. There was new blood with Xbox running through his veins, and Zynga was looking ahead. After a botched partnership with social-media giant Facebook that left the free social-gaming company jilted, Zynga had a plan to turn things around and online casino gambling was part of more »

  • Go Big or Go Home, But You Should Probably Go Home

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, WMS

    If you’re the type of person who walks into a casino and puts $100 on a single number at the roulette table, then the following stock (and its peers) might be of interest to you. Just like the roulette table, the rewards can be high. On the other hand, the odds might be stacked against you over the long haul. 

    The big player

    International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is more »

  • The Real Casino Action Is With the Game Makers

    By Mark Yagalla - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, SGMS, SHFL, WMS

    With all the action going on in the casino industry, I decided to take a look at the companies that make the games that go on the casino floors.

    What got me curious about the sector is the recent buyout activity going on. First, Scientific Games (NASDAQ: SGMS) agreed to buy WMS Industries (NYSE: WMS) for $1.5 billion. Then this month Bally Technologies (NYSE: BYI) agreed to buy SHFL more »

  • Gambling Sector: Immoral But Profitable

    By Hussain Asghar - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, SGMS, SHFL, WMS

    As internet gambling, online poker and casino gaming continues to increase massively, this sector provides investors the best opportunity to scoop the jackpot. Compelled by the huge profits, the industry players are looking forward to expanding their business in new regions, especially in Asia and Africa. Following the footsteps of others, Bally Technologies (NYSE: BYI) made an acquisition to expand its business in new geographic regions and entering new segments more »

  • Is It Time to Place Bets on the Gambling Supply Chain?

    By Robert Hanley - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, MGAM, SHFL

    Four years into the economic recovery, Las Vegas and its casino operators continue to deal with the effects of their pre-crisis, excessive building activities, as well as a slower stream of travelers into Sin City.  In contrast, the global gambling business seems to be on a more solid growth path, as international locations like Macau and Singapore pick up the slack.  Meanwhile, domestic areas outside Vegas have also caught the more »

  • Bally Technologies: Raising the Bar for Gaming Growth

    By Zachary Scheidt - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT

    Bally Technologies (NYSE: BYI) is making giant strides towards taking over leadership in the gaming supply and technology business.

    The company has built a far-reaching footprint in the industry, with its machines and technology now installed on nearly every major casino floor. More importantly, Bally is growing its earnings and revenue at a very healthy pace, creating shareholder value with each passing quarter.

    As the company captures market share from more »

  • Take Advantage of the Upcoming Online Storm

    By Declan Fallon - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, SHFL

    Bally Technologies (NYSE: BYI) is enjoying a period of rest after Q3 earnings attracted nearly five times typical buying volume, pushing the stock into the $50s, while maintaining a competitive P/E. The stock was able to beat both on revenue and profit expectations, but Bally Technologies has been a consistent consensus beater. However, it surprised by the degree it exceeded expectations, given that Q3 and Q4 were tighter quarters more »

  • A Gaming Company with a Strong Balance Sheet Is a Rarity

    By Mark Lin - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, SHFL

    Note: A previous version of this article inaccurately referenced Bally Technologies operations. This has been corrected.

    It is rare to find gaming companies with a strong balance sheet like SHFL Entertainment (NASDAQ: SHFL), since the management of many gaming companies act like gamblers themselves, loading up their companies with debt. In contrast, SHFL Entertainment has negligible debt supported by strong free cash flow.

    SHFL Entertainment is a global gaming supplier more »

  • Gaming Company With A Strong Balance Sheet Is A Rarity

    By Mark Lin - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, SHFL

    It is rare to find gaming companies with a strong balance sheet like SHFL Entertainment (NASDAQ: SHFL), since management of many gaming companies act like gamblers themselves, loading up their companies with debt. In contrast, SHFL Entertainment has negligible debt with a gearing of 0.4%, supported by strong free cash flow.

    SHFL Entertainment is a global gaming supplier, providing products in five distinct categories: Utility products, which include automatic more »

  • A Better Way To Play The Gaming Industry

    By Matthew Frankel - March 22, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, LVS, WYNN

    The casino industry is one of the most exciting in the market, and has produced some of the best returns in the market since the financial crisis (congrats to anyone who got into Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) at the bottom). However, my favorite way to play the sector right now is not with one of the casinos themselves, but with International Game Technology, known to most as IGT (NYSE: IGTmore »)

  • A Jackpot Stock For Your Portfolio

    By Declan Fallon - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, SHFL, WMS

    If you want a slice of Vegas, without having to go to Vegas, then take a look at Shuffle Entertainment (NASDAQ: SHFL).  Shuffle Entertainment manufactures and distributes a range of gaming devices for the casino industry.

    Why is it interesting?

    Since the November 2012 low, the stock has been attracting interest from investors.  There have been two periods of heavier volume buying: one in mid-December, and again at the start more »

  • Is Ariel Investments' Merger-Arb A Gamble?

    By Marshall Hargrave - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, SGMS, SHFL, WMS

    WMS Industries (NYSE: WMS) saw its stock soar over 40% in January on the news that Scientific Games (NASDAQ: SGMS) would purchase the company for $26 per share in cash. The stock currently trades around $25, suggesting 4% upside still remains if the deal goes through. Both companies are makers of lottery and gaming hardware and software (see which hedge funds love WMS).

    The mutual fund management firm, Ariel Investments more »
  • CEOs Are Buying These Stocks (Part II)

    By Anh HOANG - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, BYI, EA, NTDOY.PK

    In the previous article, I wrote about two companies whose stocks were bought by their own CEOs in February: First Commonwealth Financial and Computer Programs and Systems. In this article, I will cover two more companies with recent CEO purchases, namely Bally Technologies (NYSE: BYI) and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA). Let’s dig deeper to see whether or not those two companies are worth buying at their current prices.

    A more »

  • The State of Online Gaming in America!!

    By Piyanka Agarwal - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, SGMS, WMS

    Computer Software and Service industry has already been ruling the world and has seen ups and downs in the recent years.  With companies like International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) and WMS Industries (NYSE: WMS), the industry has seen better returns and has served the world extraordinarily. Well the question is that which company has a better portfolio to serve??

    With increased knowledge and access to electronics, we have started moving more »

  • A Good Time to Sell This Gaming Company

    By Anh HOANG - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, SGMS, WMS

    Recently, Scientific Games (NASDAQ: SGMS) has agreed to acquire gaming equipment company WMS Industries (NYSE: WMS) for $26 in cash per share, or around $1.5 billion. The purchase price represented a 60% premium to WMS’ prior trading price of around $16.37 per share. However, if the buyout fails to materialize, WMS’ stock price might fall to below $16 per share. Is this acquisition a good move for both more »

  • A Stock That Can Prove to Be a 'Wheel of Fortune' for Investors

    By Rishabh Jain - January 31, 2013 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, WMS

    From the Wheel of fortune progressive slot in 1996 to House M.D. Slots on Facebook in 2013, International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) has come a long way in the gaming era, not only for the gamers but also for the investors. And yes, there is more in store for both kind of players.

    International Game Technology is a well known global gaming company which specializes in designing, developing and more »

  • Play Your Cards Well

    By Kushal jhunjhunwala - December 31, 2012 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, WMS

    Casinos have always fascinated people, people who put in all their stakes into some gaming machines and let destiny decide their fortunes. But smart investors build their own fortunes.  So how about investing in casinos? Well, while companies running the casinos might not always be a good bet, the suppliers to these companies generally are. 

    International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is one such company which designs and manufactures computerized casino more »

  • Take a Spin With IGT

    By Lawrance Binda - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: BYI, IGT, WMS

    The lights, the sounds, the sense of anticipation. Since a casino opened nearby a few years back, I've become fascinated with the economics of the gaming industry. I see the packed floors and watch as people sit for hours in front of the slots, eagerly sliding $20 bills into the hungry machines. As their stake dwindles before their eyes, they reach into their pockets and do it again. Now more »

  • Page 1 of 2