Caesars Entertainment Corp

  • Casinos Face Yet Another Headwind

    By Gerelyn Terzo - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: BYD, CZR, MGM

    Shares of Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR) have skyrocketed some 120% year-to-date, and online gambling, while taking shape piece by piece, hasn't even become a formalized market yet. While the wheels are in motion, and states like New Jersey and Nevada are taking the lead, the regulatory framework is still being developed, which means it's unclear which companies will take leading market-share positions. So, are investors rightly capitalizing on more »

  • Is Zynga Fixable?

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, FB, ZNGA

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) among other companies involved in social gaming, have struggled to make the most of the social status of human beings. At least not as effectively as Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) going by the most recent results. Facebook seems to be getting its cards right as its mobile revenues sore. However, Zynga, which seemingly had given hope on social gaming with a purported shift to real money gambling, is more »

  • Some Casino Stocks Are Worth the Gamble

    By Matthew Frankel - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, LVS, MGM, WYNN

    Casino stocks have been exciting to watch over the past few years, not only because of the evolution of the gaming environment in the United States, but because of the incredible boom in casino building overseas, particularly in Asia. However, the publicly-traded casino stocks are a very diverse bunch. I have written about the major casino players before, but after the recent gains in share price for some, and recent more »

  • A Turnaround in the Making at This Casino

    By Mark Yagalla - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: BYD, CZR, MGM

    Shares of Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD) have been under pressure since the financial crisis. Like many domestic casino players, Boyd took on too much debt as it embarked on an aggressive expansion. The result is a collection of 22 casinos and racetracks across eight states. Boyd's biggest footprint is in the prime Las Vegas market where its casinos cater to the local market and have built a loyal customer more »

  • Should You Gamble on This Stock?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, CHDN, PENN

    Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN) has been known by investors as the best casino stock available for many years. However, not as many investors are as optimistic today as they were in the past, which is evidenced by the relatively large 10.20% short position.

    We’ll take a look at why Penn National has developed such a strong reputation through the years, as well as why shorts are in more »

  • Can Zuckerberg Run an Opera House?

    By Gerelyn Terzo - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, FB, TOL

    In the 1800s, opera houses didint' fetch the types of donations they attract today. To make it work, opera houses had to color outside the lines. According to an account on the PBS website, famous Italian composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini, an 18th century composer who orchestrated dozens of operas, turned to the most unlikely places to generate enough profits to keep a floundering opera house afloat -- casinos. 

    Rossini operated an more »

  • Should You Play The Rush?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: BYD, CZR, MGM

    Analysts despise Caesars (NASDAQ: CZR). At the same time, the stock has appreciated more than 100% year to date. Obviously, something doesn’t add up--either the analysts are wrong or the stock is ahead of itself. We’ll try to figure it out, but first let's take a look at the industry as a whole for some background. 

    Industry trends

    Casino operators rely heavily on industry trends. If you more »

  • Las Vegas Sands' Worldwide Domination

    By Shazir Mucklai - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, LVS, MGM

    Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has been a high flying stock for the past couple of months. This could be because of the company's expansion, high volume, and phenomenal earnings. Las Vegas Sands recently reported its Q1 2013 earnings. The company attracted a horde of tourists and saw a 20% surge in revenue, led by accelerated growth in Macau. For these reasons, I believe that Las Vegas will see more »

  • Will the Deen Debacle Devastate Your Stocks?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, LINTA, SNI, SFD

    Everyone's former favorite Meemaw, Paula Deen, is seeing her cooking empire crumble as six of the companies she either endorses or is involved with have dropped her: Wal-Mart, Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD)Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR,)  Novo Nordisk, Home Depot, and Food Network, owned by Scripps Network Interactive (NYSE: SNI).  Her admission that she used  a racial epithet decades ago in a deposition has created another flashpoint in the more »

  • It’s Game Over for Zynga: Time to Restart

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, CZR, EA, FB, ZNGA

    Every game must surely end at some point, but it is less sure whether the player will emerge as the winner or lose out. At a point where the player is defeated, he chooses to either restart or opt out completely. Unfortunately for Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), the social gaming company seems to be losing the game. It finds itself in a situation where it must strategize carefully, to enhance its more »

  • Betting on Las Vegas – Is This the Right Play?

    By Lior Cohen - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, LVS, WYNN

    Following the 2008 financial meltdown many high end resorts suffered, and those Las Vegas weren't any different. Since then, however, leading gaming companies such as Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR) and Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) have slowly recovered. Are these companies out of the woods? Is it time to bet on Vegas again?

    Since the beginning of 2013, shares of Caesars Entertainment spiked by more than 113%. Shares of more »

  • Billionaire John Paulson’s Small-Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: AMCX, CVC, CZR, MMR, BPOP

    Large institutional investors, such as mutual funds, tend to be less focused on small-cap stocks (which we define as those with market capitalizations between $1 billion and $5 billion), and it’s often suggested that this makes these stocks more likely to be mispriced. Hedge funds that look at these stocks are therefore more likely to find undervalued or overvalued names to trade accordingly.

    Our research has shown that the more »

  • MGM Resorts Offers Most Upside Among Casino Stocks

    By Mark Yagalla - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, LVS, MGM

    Sterne Agee just upgraded MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) to "buy" from "neutral," citing the company's improving Las Vegas operations. What intrigued me the most is that the firm is valuing MGM's Macau operations at $14, so you're getting the Las Vegas operations for free.

    We value MGM China at ~$14 – leaving other EBITDA components (incl. a Strip recovery) nearly a free option at current prices. We believe more »

  • Tongue-Tied At Social Gaming

    By Ranu Devi - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, EA, ZNGA

    Zynga's (NASDAQ: ZNGA) trouble underlines the difficulties with social gaming. The publisher behind games like FarmVille and Words with Friends recently reported that its number of monthly active users was down 13% year-over-year to 253 million in the first quarter of 2013. These figures are the lowest since the third quarter of 2012, which stood at 331 million. Daily active users also fell 20% year-over-year to 52 million. Seeing more »

  • Investing in Las Vegas Sands Is No Gamble

    By Jayson Derrick - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, LVS, MGM, WYNN

    Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is one of the world’s leading global developers of destination properties with a focus on gaming, entertainment, convention and exhibition facilities. With properties spread out across the United States and Asia, Las Vegas Sands holds significant advantages that their competitors only dream of.

     Macau is the world’s biggest gambling market, not Las Vegas

    In gambling lingo a ‘whale’ is an individual that will more »

  • Zynga and Online Gambling: What to Expect?

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, GLUU, ZNGA

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) has pinned its hopes on online gambling, and the company is hoping to monetize its existing user base. The market has realized that Zynga might be able to exploit its strong position in online gaming. As a result, the stock has gained more than 45% since the start of the year amid the reports that the company is going to be a major player in online gambling more »

  • Zynga and Online Gambling: What to Expect?

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, GLUU, ZNGA

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) and online gambling are the two most widely used words nowadays when it comes to online gaming. The stock has gained more than 40% since the start of the year amid the reports that the company is going to be a major player in online gambling. Zynga suffered heavily in the last year due to a sharp decline in revenue growth, high costs and an exodus of more »

  • Don’t Buy Las Vegas Sands and its Peers Right Now

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 29, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, LVS, MPEL, MGM, WYNN

    Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has risen 16% year to date, though the stock is down from its levels a year ago while the S&P 500 is up 11%. In 2012, the company’s net revenue (which subtract out promotional allowances) grew 18% compared to 2011. With costs rising in line with sales, earnings showed only modest changes even after adding back an impairment charge.

    Net income available to more »

  • The Stocks to Know for Online Gambling

    By Sam Mattera - March 28, 2013 | Tickers: BYD, CZR, IGT, SHFL, ZNGA

    So far, three states have legalized online gambling: Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey. If the trend continues, the Internet could emerge as a major growth area for the industry. Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR), Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD), SHFL entertainment (NASDAQ: SHFL), and International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) are all stocks that could benefit from online gambling.

    Zynga is looking to take its online gaming expertise into the more »

  • Local Casinos Oppose Zynga's Plans for Online Gambling

    By Marcus Vilkas - March 11, 2013 | Tickers: BYD, CZR, MGM, ZNGA

    Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), the world's leading social game service provider, has lately encountered difficulties in its attempts to make real-money gambling available online. Impediments were brought about by state legislation which legalizes internet betting to benefit local casino operators.

    Shares of Zynga have a market cap of around $2.46 billion, also have around $100 million in total debt and provides $1.28 billion in total cash. During the more »

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