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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 »

  • Buy These Bold Calls on Cheap Stocks?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: ADSK, EL, WYNN

    Goldman Sachs released its list of 40 undervalued stocks on August 7. According to Goldman there is upside of over 20% for names on their list  Three bold calls are The Est (NYSE: EL), formerly known as Estee Lauder, Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN), and Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK).

    A 3-D bargain

    Autodesk is the only 3-D related name in the list. Autodesk is a name that in my opinion is the more »

  • Checking In With One of the World's Top Hotel Chains

    By Brian Hill - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: IHG, MAR, WYNN

    You've probably had experiences at hotels that range from truly enjoyable to "never goin' back to that dump again." Today, we look at a hotel chain that excels at providing top-flight customer service as well as furthering the goals of its franchisees and stockholders. In other words, a hotel chain that gets it right.

    Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) operates and franchises hotels across the globe. Among the company's 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 »

  • Is The Cost of Doing Business Too High?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: MCD, WYNN, YUM

    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) has just suffered another setback in China as the focus of a Chinese Central TV investigation claiming the ice at KFC in China is worse than toilet water, with nineteen times the bacteria allowed in Chinese drinking water.

    Reporters for CCTV tested the ice at KFC, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), and fast food chain Kongfu. All three failed government standards for potability, but McDonald's ice 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • This Little-Known REIT Has One of the Best Dividends in the Industry

    By Nur Tarkak - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: MAR, RHP, HOT, WYNN

    Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP) is among the least known stocks in the market. Ryman is a small cap lodging REIT firm, with a market capitalization of $1.77 billion. Its P/E ratio of 82.88 is well above the P/E ratio of the S&P 500 at 18.7. However, its price to cash flow ratio of 16.3 is enough to cover the current dividends. The 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 »

  • The New Game Plan for Zynga: Will it Work?

    By Jag Mitra - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: WYNN, YHOO, ZNGA

    Avid social gamers may know Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) for its smash hit games such as Farmville and Mafia Wars, but investors will always remember it as the company that set the recent trend for underperforming Internet IPOs. The company's stock has been on the run lately and gained over 45% in the year so far. Let’s not forget, however, that the stock is still down 50% from its 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 »

  • Don't Expect This Company to Slow Down

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

    Macau, known as “Las Vegas of the East,” has a gaming history stretching back more than three centuries. As the gaming liberalization continues, the Macau government will follow the policy of “moderate supervision, monitoring and control and healthy growth.” For investors interested in a pure Macau gaming play, Melco Crown Entertainment (NASDAQ: MPEL) is a clear choice. Being one of the only few casino operators allowed in Macau and with 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 »

  • A West Coast Hedge Fund Is Bullish On These 5 Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, ATHN, PANW, PCLN, WYNN

    Criterion Capital Management is a San Francisco-based investment adviser specializing in global technology, media and telecommunications. The fund is managed by Chris Lord, David Riley and Tomoko Fortune, and recently filed its latest 13F with the SEC, describing some of its main investments during 2013’s first quarter.

    The tippy top

    The largest equity position in Criterion’s 13F was networking and communications company Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW). During more »

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