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  • The Five Most Expensive CEO Perks in America

    By Paul Hodgson - August 21, 2013 | Tickers: FOLD, ETN, GBL, LVS, MCD, MSI, NOC, TWI, WYNN

    It’s not simple tracking down the five most expensive perquisites. They’re in the Summary Compensation Table (SCT) in a company’s proxy statement but are buried in a category called “All Other Compensation” (AOC). AOC is, as its name suggests, a catch-all for anything that won’t fit into any of the other pay categories defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For that reason there are more »

  • These Companies Control 50% of the Casino Licenses in China

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: LVS, MPEL, MGM

    The Chinese casino market is currently valued at $38 billion. With many American firms controlling operations in China, they may have already hit the jackpot. In the next several years, a massive bridge and rail network to the Cotai Strip in Macau will bring in a higher volume of gamblers and will keep the cash flowing to these companies.

    MGM now has management that can cash in

    MGM Resorts International more »

  • Buying This Bargain on the Pullback

    By Nathaniel Matherson - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: LVS, BJK, WYNN

    Shares of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) traded lower by as much as 3% last Thursday as a result of a slight earnings miss. While shares are up over 20% year to date, they have come well off the highs over the last few weeks. Just a couple months ago, shares traded just above $60 before pulling back sharply as economic and managerial headwinds from none other than the Chief 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 »

  • 3 Big Value Stocks From Delaware Dividend Income Fund

    By Reuben Brewer - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: HAL, JCI, LVS

    Large cap value has been an increasing focus at Delaware Dividend Income Fund (DDIAX) according to portfolio manager Bob Zenouzi. He highlights Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), Halliburton (NYSE: HAL), and Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS).

    Shifting values

    Zenouzi, who is Delaware's Chief Investment Officer, explained to me that he's concerned investors are reaching too far for yield. This fear has led to a shift in the balanced fund more »

  • Will the Chinese Economic Slowdown Spread to the Casinos of Macau?

    By Ryan Guenette - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: LVS, MPEL, MGM, WYNN

    Lying on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering the Guangdong providence to the north, and facing the South China Sea to the east and south is the one of the two special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China, Macau, also referred to as Macao.

    Formerly a Portuguese colony, Macau was governed by Portugal from the mid-16th century until 1999, when control of the more »

  • Hitting the Jackpot With Melco Crown Entertainment

    By Jeremy Worthington - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: LVS, MPEL, MGM

    With casinos, entertainment, hotels and properties in Macau and the Philippines, Melco Crown Entertainment (NASDAQ: MPEL) has a lot of interests in many different projects. 

    While the stock has already gone up considerably recently and the Chinese economy is cooling a bit, there are plenty of opportunities for profit. Melco Crown is a great opportunity to get exposure to not only the luxury market, but also interests in property and more »

  • Play and Rest: Asian Casinos and Resorts

    By Damian Illia - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: LVS, MPEL, WYNN

    Buying stock has similarities with gambling. Think about it, chance and luck are diminished with more information. Also, random occurrences may give way to important information. Here there are a few pointers about three companies involved in the resort and casino business: Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS), Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN), and Melco Crown Entertainment (NASDAQ: MPEL).

    Viva Macau! Viva GDP!

    Regarding gambling, the first thing that typically comes to more »

  • Rolling the Dice with Casino Stocks

    By Daniel James - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: LVS, MGM, WYNN

    A famous guilty pleasure, gambling is not so terribly different from investing. While the financial crisis certainly affected the casino business, casino's are still raking in plenty of money, and should continue to do so as the economic recovery takes hold. Assuming that the industry’s prospects are good, which is not unreasonable, the question remains which casino operator would be the best bet. Let’s examine the three 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 »

  • Don't Be Scared to Shop Around

    By Nathaniel Matherson - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: DPZ, XLF, LVS

    Last week's economic turbulence shook markets across the globe. As fears of rising interest rates and tighter monetary policy set in, the Dow tumbled over 300 points, marking the worst daily performance this year.

    But why the huge sell off? Hadn't Mr. Market known this was coming? After all, the market is supposed to be efficient, and its long been stated by the Federal Reserve that its loose more »

  • Is This Casino Stock Worth the Gamble?

    By Leo Sun - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: LVS, MGM, WYNN | Editor's Choice

    It’s been a turbulent two weeks for investors. First, Uncle Ben’s hint at the end of QE3 in 2014 sent the markets into a tailspin. Bond yields spiked to 2-year highs, stocks fell, and market volatility returned with a vengeance. This week, reports that China’s financial system might be facing a liquidity crisis caused all China-related stocks to collapse as well.

    This double pressure from the U more »

  • If China Is Really Crashing, These US Companies Could Be Crushed

    By Sam Mattera - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: LVS, YHOO, YUM

    China’s economy might be going through a full-blown crisis. Last week, the Chinese interbank lending rate (Shibor) spiked to a new high, similar to how the London interbank rate (Libor) jumped ahead of the financial crisis in late 2008. At the same time, the Shanghai composite stock index has tumbled to a fresh low, officially entering bear market territory.

    If China’s economy is about to experience a true more »

  • Should You Wager on this Casino Resort Company?

    By Dan Moskowitz - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: H, LVS, MGM, WYNN

    MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has cut costs, improved efficiency, and consistently improved revenues over the past three years. MGM reported a loss in 2012, but it managed to turn a small profit last quarter. Though revenue has been impressive, investing in a company that is unable to consistently deliver profitable quarters is risky.

    Will CEO Jim Murren continue to lead MGM in the right direction so profits become commonplace more »

  • The House Always Wins: Can Casino Stocks Follow Suit?

    By Bill Edson - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: LVS, MGM, WYNN

    It is often said that when it comes to gambling, 'the house always wins.' However, it can be true that buying casino stocks in a down market can yield solid long-term profits. The key, as with all investments, is to do one's research and choose wisely.

    Not just in Vegas anymore

    Regional gaming has been increasing in recent years, driven by states and other governing bodies that view the more »

  • Are Casino Stocks Becoming Less of a Gamble?

    By Matthew Frankel - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: LVS, MGM, WYNN

    Casino stocks have always been a favorite of mine (to watch, not necessarily to buy). Having grown up near Atlantic City, I grew up in the gambling culture, and was fascinated both by the atmosphere created by casinos and the business itself. For some reason, a business where people come in and voluntarily give you their money seemed appealing! 

    The stocks of casino companies have been somewhat of a gamble more »

  • 3 Large Casinos to Watch in 2013

    By Bill Edson - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: LVS, MPEL, MGM

    If there's a single trend over the past ten years in the casino business, it has been internationalization. Las Vegas, it would seem, is no longer the gambling capital of the world, it has been overtaken by Macau, China. The domestic economy is still important to most large casino operators, but economic conditions in China are even more important. Let's take a look at a few of the more »

  • Melco Crown Is Not Just A Play On Macau

    By Mark Yagalla - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: LVS, MPEL, MGM, WYNN

    The Philippines is looking to be the next hot spot for gamblers. Melco Crown (NASDAQ: MPEL) is one of only four gaming companies with a license to operate in the Philippines. The company has a joint venture to develop a 967-room, 242-table gaming resort that will be completed in 2014 called the Belle Grande Manila Bay. The best part about this venture is that a $337 million stock sale will more »

  • Why Is the Cotai Strip so Important?

    By Nick Chiu - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: LVS, MPEL, WYNN

    Investing is not gambling. However, gambling is a big business to invest in. For investors who still have not joined the ride for Macau booming, it is a good time to take a look at one of the fastest growing and developing areas in Macau, the Cotai Strip. The Cotai Strip will transform Macau from a pure gambling city to a diversified, multifunctional, and entertainment hub.

    Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVSmore »)

  • 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 »

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