Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019

Gaming companies aren’t differentiated by the table games they offer, what slot machines they have, or even what comps they give to players. If you think about it, casino games themselves are pretty similar whether you’re in Iowa or Macau. 

What differentiates gaming companies today are the resorts they build and where those resorts are located. Put a megaresort on the desolate north end of the Las Vegas Strip, and you might go bankrupt before it’s completed (see Echelon, Las Vegas Plaza, and Fontainebleau), but if you’re building a multi-billion dollar resort in Macau or Singapore, it’s almost impossible to lose money. No company has better locations than Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), which is why it’s one of the most profitable companies in gaming. Here’s where the company’s money comes from. 

Image source: Las Vegas Sands.

Where Las Vegas Sands’ cash comes from

Revenue isn’t a great way to measure a gaming company’s success, so investors should look at the cash flow coming from gaming resorts. The best measure of cash flow for a gaming company is property EBITDA, or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. The biggest investment a gaming company makes is building the resort itself, so once the resort is built, it’s appropriate to measure ongoing cash flow, something EBITDA does better than net income. 

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Retirement Planning Group reduced its stake in SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) by 5.6% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 4,451 shares of the company’s stock after selling 264 shares during the quarter. SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF makes up approximately 0.3% of Retirement Planning Group’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 20th biggest position. Retirement Planning Group’s holdings in SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF were worth $1,171,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Based on the data above, if you were to buy into the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEMKT:SPY) and hang on for a long period of time, you should net a handsome return on your initial investment. Again, while nothing can ever be 100% guaranteed with the stock market, long-term investors who bet on the S&P 500 via the SPDR S&P 500 ETF have a perfect batting average over the long run.  

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (OTC: HMLSF) tumbled 1.7 percent over the five days of the week, while the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSE: MJ) lost 1.8 percent. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) gained 0.3 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HL Financial Services LLC boosted its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) by 3.7% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 43,895 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,569 shares during the period. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust were worth $11,907,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: National Commerce Corporation(NCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 0.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 223,067 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,798 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company owned 1.29% of National Commerce worth $9,714,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citigroup Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 44.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,703 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,171 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in National Commerce were worth $118,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Thursday.

    NCOM has been the subject of several other reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of National Commerce from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of National Commerce from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $53.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a hold rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of National Commerce in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $48.67.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: TAL International Group Inc.(TAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

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    We’ve tested our system going back five years, and it’s shown the power to unlock opportunities like TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL), which has returned gains of 2,573% over the last five years.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $25.12, but opened at $26.04. TAL Education Group shares last traded at $26.98, with a volume of 10211680 shares changing hands.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tarena International (NASDAQ: TEDU) and TAL Education (NYSE:TAL) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: FLIR Systems, Inc.(FLIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “FLIR Systems gross margins remain vulnerable to a host of factors, including product mix changes and manufacturing cost absorption. Also, high manufacturing cost absorption is likely to restrict the company’s growth. Moreover, factors like imposition of governmental controls and restrictions on export of technology remain concerns. Poor economic conditions across FLIR Systems’ key operating regions may hamper capital investment and consumer spending, thereby weighing on the company’s profitability. Moreover, the company’s lead time for licensing the orders have increased, resulting in a lengthy order acceptance period, which is likely to hurt the top line. However, it enjoys a strong top-line growth, driven by impressive performance across most of its segments. In the past six months, FLIR Systems’ shares have outperformed compared with the industry average.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. lessened its stake in shares of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) by 15.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 134,897 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 24,674 shares during the quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned 0.10% of FLIR Systems worth $7,010,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Anixter International Inc.(AXE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Strs Ohio boosted its position in Anixter International Inc. (NYSE:AXE) by 15.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 18,700 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Anixter International were worth $1,183,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Anixter International (NYSE:AXE) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on AXE. Zacks Investment Research raised Anixter International from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, December 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded Anixter International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 30th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co cut their target price on Anixter International from $70.00 to $60.00 and set a market perform rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, December 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $70.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Anixter International (NYSE:AXE) from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Anixter International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Anixter International from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 25th. Finally, Longbow Research upgraded shares of Anixter International from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, July 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Anixter International has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $85.50.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.(EGLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ: EGLE) in the last few weeks:

    7/2/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. 6/28/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 6/18/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping is now covered by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $6.50 price target on the stock. 6/18/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping is now covered by analysts at DNB Markets. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. 6/12/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 6/2/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. 6/2/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. 5/29/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping is now covered by analysts at Evercore ISI. They set an “outperform” rating and a $7.50 price target on the stock. 5/15/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Eagle Bulk Shipping is the largest U.S. based owner of Handymax dry bulk vessels. Handymax dry bulk vessels range in size from 35,000 to 60,000 deadweight tons, or dwt, and transport a broad range of major and minor bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, grain, cement and fertilizer, along worldwide shipping routes. “ 5/9/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $6.00 price target on the

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co)(ABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    NYSE ABC opened at $82.14 on Friday. AmerisourceBergen has a fifty-two week low of $71.90 and a fifty-two week high of $106.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a current ratio of 0.94. The stock has a market cap of $18.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.97, a P/E/G ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.04.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Alphabit (CURRENCY:ABC) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM ET on September 27th. One Alphabit token can currently be bought for $21.82 or 0.00335774 BTC on popular exchanges. Alphabit has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Alphabit was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Alphabit has traded down 5.9% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE: ABC) which fell about 5% to $84.13. The stock’s 52-week range is $71.90 to $106.27. Volume was about 2.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.3 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) insider Robert P. Mauch sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.00, for a total value of $90,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $103.07.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE: ABC) traded down 6.3%, at $84.16 in a 52-week range of $71.90 to $106.27. The company’s market cap has dipped by about $1.2 billion.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Century Aluminum Company(CENX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of aluminum producers Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) and Alcoa Corp. (NYSE:AA) tumbled on Thursday, falling more than 10% and 13%, respectively, by 2:30 p.m. EDT. Driving the decline was Alcoa’s second-quarter earnings report, which detailed a “significant” impact from aluminum tariffs instituted this year.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) are off 9.7% as of 11 a.m. EDT despite the company reporting a sizable earnings “beat” this morning. Instead of posting expected pro forma losses of $0.23 per share for its fiscal first-quarter 2018, its loss for the quarter was less than $0.01 per share ($0.04 after adjusting for one-time items).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Millennium Management LLC lessened its position in shares of Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ:CENX) by 14.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 368,301 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 61,428 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC owned about 0.42% of Century Aluminum worth $5,801,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Yet the price boost from tariffs has not led to the outcome most would expect. Since the announcement of the tariffs, shares of aluminum producers Alcoa (NYSE:AA) and Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX), and steel producers United States Steel (NYSE:X) and AK Steel Holding (NYSE:AKS) are all down more than 16%. Let’s take a look at why the Trump tariff hasn’t been the salve for each of these steel and aluminum stocks. 

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Daily Journal Corp. (S.C.)(DJCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Daily Journal (NASDAQ:DJCO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised shares of Daily Journal from a c- rating to a b rating in a report on Monday, February 12th.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) (NYSE:BNS) insider Andrew Branion sold 332 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$74.49, for a total value of C$24,730.68.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 29, 2018, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Adam Borgatti — Vice President, Investor Relations

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $1.67 billion.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $396.17 million.
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $382.4 million.
    The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $5.46 billion.
    Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $47.51 million.
    Trans World Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: TWMC) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $249.44 million.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.48 per share on revenue of $5.73 million.
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) is projected to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

     

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) (NYSE:BNS) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the thirteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$88.62.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) (TSE:BNS) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $94.00.

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