Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Perhaps it is because trading stocks can often mirror the thrill of winning big at the blackjack tables, or maybe it is because Las Vegas conjures images of the world’s most flashy brands and businessmen. Regardless of the reason, it is clear that gambling stocks are always among the most popular on Wall Street.

Luckily for investors, now is also an interesting time to be buying gambling stocks, as continued Vegas strength, legalized sports gambling coming to the U.S., and an overall international interest in gaming has created some interesting buying opportunity.

Of course, no industries are without risk, and recently, some casino giants have been selling off as gambling data has hinted at a potential slowdown in Macau after an extended recovery in the world’s top gaming hotspot.

Still, we can use Zacks’ proven stock-picking methods to find solid stocks in any industry. Check out these casino stocks today:

1. Penn National Gaming, Inc. ((PENN ) )

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Flushing Financial Corporation(FFIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Fly Leasing (NYSE:FLY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $17.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Fly Leasing Limited, formerly known as Babcock & Brown Air Limited, is engaged in acquiring and leasing modern, high-demand and fuel-efficient commercial jet aircraft under long-term contracts to a diverse group of airlines throughout the world. The Company’s strategy is to effectively manage its fleet and grow its portfolio through accretive acquisitions of aircraft. FLY Leasing is managed and serviced by BBAM L.P., an aircraft leasing company. BBAM acts as manager of FLY Leasing and servicer of the aircraft portfolio under multi-year management and servicing agreements. In addition to arranging for the leasing of the fleet, BBAM assists in the acquiring and disposing of aircraft, marketeering aircraft for lease and release, collecting rents and other payments from the lessees of aircraft, monitoring maintenance, insurance and other obligations under leases, and enforcing FLY Leasing’s rights against lessees. BBAM is an independent company. FLY Leasing Limited is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. “

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Flushing Financial Co. (NASDAQ:FFIC) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 30th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.20 per share by the bank on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.96%.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note published on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Flushing Financial Corp  (NASDAQ:FFIC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:30 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.(CRBP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Among drug developers, none had a more disappointing quarter than small-cap, clinical-stage company Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CRBP), which fell more than 17%. Corbus is associated with the marijuana industry through its lead drug lenabasum (formerly anabasum), which is an oral endocannabinoid-mimetic drug that binds with naturally occurring CB2 receptors expressed on fibroblasts and immune cells. In particular, lenabasum is being targeted at four indications: systemic sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Biotech

    GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) $3.7 billion
      Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CARA) $697 million
      Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ: INSY) $473 million
      22nd Century Group (NYSEMKT: XXII) $313 million
      Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CRBP) $271 million

    Ancillary provider

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was a blockbuster day for the stock market at large, with major benchmarks soaring to new records. The Dow Jones Industrial Average set its first all-time high since January, rising about 250 points as investors felt more confident about a potential positive resolution to the trade tensions between the U.S. and several key trading partners. Looking more closely at certain sectors of the market, the cannabis industry continued to see a lot of interest, and stocks that have even the appearance of some connection to marijuana generally did well. Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC), Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings (NASDAQ:CRBP), and New Age Beverages (NASDAQ:NBEV) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LendingClub Corporation(LC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of LendingClub Corporation (NYSE:LC) were sliding last month after the company, which connects borrowers and lenders online, posted a disappointing earnings report and revealed an investigation into its advertising and disclosure practices.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) rose 5.8% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $3.84 and last traded at $3.84. Approximately 3,427,200 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 34% from the average daily volume of 5,190,069 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.63.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $5.39.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “LendingClub (LC) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States & international trademark & copyright laws. The original version of this news story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4144756/lendingclub-lc-scheduled-to-post-quarterly-earnings-on-tuesday.html.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    During the second quarter, online peer-to-peer lending marketplace LendingClub (NYSE:LC) generated record net revenue of $177 million on record loan originations of $2.8 billion, which represented annual growth of 27% and 31%, respectively.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Optical Cable Corporation(OCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded up 7% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 8:00 AM ET on June 28th. One Octoin Coin coin can currently be purchased for $0.32 or 0.00005167 BTC on exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. During the last week, Octoin Coin has traded 17% lower against the US dollar. Octoin Coin has a market capitalization of $131,298.00 and $1.10 million worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Optical Cable (NASDAQ:OCC) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Optical Cable earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.3231627277527 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Optical Cable Co. (NASDAQ:OCC) Chairman Neil D. Wilkin, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of Optical Cable stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.50, for a total transaction of $35,000.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,074,405 shares in the company, valued at $3,760,417.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Blackstone GSO Senior Floating Rate Term Fund(BSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund (NYSE:BSL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 47.30334299338 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund (NYSE:BSL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund earned a news impact score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.5730037272636 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund (NYSE:BSL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1154940270027 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund (NYSE:BSL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.9711105753708 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Towne Bank(TOWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) by 10.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 110,000 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the quarter. TowneBank comprises approximately 2.5% of John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 16th largest holding. John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in TowneBank were worth $3,146,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) is scheduled to announce its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, July 25th. Analysts expect TowneBank to post earnings of $0.50 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Brean Capital.

    KeyCorp started coverage on shares of Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN). The firm issued an overweight rating on the stock.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd.(ACSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Capital (NASDAQ:ACSF) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The asset manager reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, MarketWatch Earnings reports. American Capital had a net margin of 32.54% and a return on equity of 4.51%. The firm had revenue of $4.08 million during the quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and Amern Cap Sr Fl/COM (NASDAQ:ACSF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stillwater Investment Management LLC cut its holdings in shares of Anadarko Petroleum Co. (NYSE:APC) by 8.2% in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 8,932 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock after selling 802 shares during the quarter. Stillwater Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Anadarko Petroleum were worth $602,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its stake in shares of Anadarko Petroleum Co. (NYSE:APC) by 258.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 65,409 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock after purchasing an additional 47,140 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Anadarko Petroleum were worth $3,952,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) also has unlocked significant value for investors since announcing a $2.5 billion share-repurchase program last fall. Anadarko now has repurchased more than 6% of its outstanding shares, which has catapulted its stock 55% over that time frame. Meanwhile, the company authorized another $500 million in share repurchases this year and could spend even more in the future, given that it’s generating significant excess cash flow at current oil prices.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), meanwhile, have been scooping up drillable land in the Powder River Basin over the past few years. Devon Energy made a bold bet to buy acreage in the area in late 2015, spending $600 million for 253,000 net acres, which more than doubled its position. In the meantime, Anadarko Petroleum recently announced that it had invested another $100 million to lease land in the PRB, boosting its position to more than 300,000 acres.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National HealthCare Corporation(NHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    US Bancorp DE grew its stake in shares of National HealthCare Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) by 14.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,558 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,539 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE owned approximately 0.08% of National HealthCare worth $883,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL bought a new position in shares of National Healthcare (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor bought 5,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $334,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Nobilis Health (NYSEAMERICAN:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) traded down 15.6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $1.35 and last traded at $1.35. 1,239,040 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 331% from the average session volume of 287,252 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.60.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ITUS Corporation(ITUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ITUS Corp (NASDAQ:ITUS) CEO Amit Kumar bought 4,480 shares of ITUS stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $3.99 per share, for a total transaction of $17,875.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 128,888 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $514,263.12. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

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