Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now

Amaya’s stock has been on a wild roller coaster ride this year, with catalysts ranging from the CEO (David Baazov) being accused of insider trading, to takeover rumors, to failed mergers and now a formal bid by the aforementioned CEO. There have certainly been a lot of hopes and headaches, but I believe there is a strong underlining long case to be made on Amaya. I wrote a blog post about it the day before it released its Q3 earnings, my basic argument was that it is intrinsically undervalued due to market overreaction on merger discussions and there was still the possibility of a buyout by the former CEO at a significant upside. It seemed like a win-win. Well, when the earnings were released, not only were the results impressive but Baazov launched a formal bid at C$24 per share (approximately US$18) or a 30% upside from the previous Friday’s Close. Whether this private takeover succeeds or not, this stock is poised for significant long term growth.

Amaya (NASDAQ:AYA) runs the world’s largest online gaming (casino) empire in the world. It runs many valuable brand names especially in the online poker business (PokerStars and Fulltilt) but is now increasingly moving into sports betting and other online casino games. It is also the fastest growing and most well positioned to take advantage of online gambling legalization as well as the inherent scalability of the internet. This is a company which has seen its revenues increase from below US$200M just a few years ago to over US$1.2 BILLION for the trailing twelve months. Reviewing its results and its future growth prospects, it will be clear that this firm is undervalued.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Carriage Services, Inc.(CSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ: DLPN) and Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Trustmark Corporation(TRMK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trustmark (NASDAQ: TRMK) and Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lowered its position in Trustmark Corp (NASDAQ:TRMK) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,924 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,773 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Trustmark worth $3,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Mesabi Trust(MSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The past year has been a good one for stocks, but only the best dividend stocks have been able to deliver gains of 50% or more while still sporting at least a 4% yield. Still, a handful of stocks have made the cut. Below, we’ll look more closely at Mesabi Trust (NYSE:MSB), Macy’s (NYSE:M), and Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) to see how they accomplished this impressive feat and whether they still have further gains in store for new investors.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Zillow Group, Inc.(Z)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill is joined by Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker to discuss Zillow Group’s (NASDAQ:ZG) (NASDAQ:Z) latest quarterly results. It missed analysts’ revenue expectations, which investors never want to hear, but revenue guidance was also weak, and that set the stock up for a serious plunge.

  • [By John Ballard]

    Shares of Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) soared 19.1% in value last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    The online real estate marketplace released its fourth-quarter earnings results, which featured robust growth on the top line. But it was the news that Zillow co-founder Rich Barton was returning to the CEO role and his outline of an aggressive growth strategy that got investors excited. 

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) has taken shareholders on a wild ride in 2018. After climbing as much as 60% by June, shares of the online real estate platform are now close to breakeven on the year. 

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sei Investments Co. reduced its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 5.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 21,835 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 1,275 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $1,058,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) had its target price lifted by equities research analysts at Wedbush from $60.00 to $70.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the information technology services provider’s stock. Wedbush’s price target suggests a potential upside of 23.09% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 105.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 280,742 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 144,258 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $13,666,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

    Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $24.02 million.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
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    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alliance Data Systems Corporation(ADS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alliance Data Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.654695906555 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    adidas (FRA:ADS) received a €222.00 ($258.14) target price from stock analysts at Kepler Capital Markets in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Kepler Capital Markets’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 18.75% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    WTI crude oil prices added 1.2% to hit $69.31 per barrel, while Brent crude added 1.4% to hit $74.50. The uptick came after Saudi Arabia hinted that it would like to see oil prices hit the top end of the $80 to $100 range. The key oil supplier has been working with other OPEC producers and Russia to support crude prices to reduce excessive global production. The nations’ agreement is expected to extend well into 2019 and potentially beyond that time frame.
    This morning, as it topped earnings expectations, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will purchase the consumer health business of German pharma giant Merck KGaA (OTCMKTS: MKGAF) for nearly $4.2 billion. The deal will expand on P&G’s vitamins and health supplement business. This is the first deal made by P&G since activist investor Nelson Peltz won a board seat last year.
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    Shares of Phillip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) dropped 3.6% in pre-market hours after the company fell short of revenue expectations. Despite reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00, a figure that topped estimates by $0.12, the firm fell short of the $7.02 billion in revenue forecasted by analysts.
    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus after two stunning revelations emerged from the company on Wednesday. CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company has more subscribers to its Prime service than Costco Corp. (Nasdaq: COST), while the average Amazon employee earned under $30,000 in 2017.
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    adidas (FRA:ADS) has been assigned a €240.00 ($279.07) price target by equities research analysts at HSBC in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. HSBC’s target price suggests a potential upside of 29.24% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia raised its stake in Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE:ADS) by 15.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,809 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 517 shares during the period. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in Alliance Data Systems were worth $883,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC cut its holdings in W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) by 6.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 61,225 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 4,153 shares during the quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC owned 0.05% of W. R. Berkley worth $4,433,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Standard Life Aberdeen plc increased its stake in shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) by 56.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,374 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,555 shares during the period. Standard Life Aberdeen plc’s holdings in W. R. Berkley were worth $1,113,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gifford Fong Associates bought a new position in shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 3,000 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $217,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Imperial Oil Limited(IMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank cut its position in shares of Imperial Oil (NYSEAMERICAN:IMO) (TSE:IMO) by 6.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,066,300 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 76,100 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 0.13% of Imperial Oil worth $28,203,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Imperial Oil Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:IMO) (TSE:IMO) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 44,728 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,487,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Imperial Oil Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:IMO) (TSE:IMO) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 11,491,321 shares, an increase of 1.1% from the May 31st total of 11,363,187 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 400,912 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 28.7 days.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ability Inc.(ABIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Inseego (NASDAQ: INSG) and Ability (NASDAQ:ABIL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    XG Technology (NASDAQ: XGTI) and Ability (NASDAQ:ABIL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM) fell 16.1 percent to $23.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 13 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after declining 37.37 percent on Friday.
    Ability Inc. (NASDAQ: ABIL) shares fell 7.1 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) shares fell 6.4 percent to $133.00 in pre-market trading. International Flavors & Fragrances reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion.
    BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) fell 6.8 percent to $45.00 in pre-market trading.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) fell 6.4 percent to $3.23 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.27 percent on Friday.
    Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) fell 5.9 percent to $66.52 in pre-market trading after declining 1.15 percent on Friday.
    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) shares fell 4 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading. DENTSPLY SIRONA reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share on sales of $956.1 million. The company updated its 2018 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.55 to 2.65 per share

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ability Inc (NASDAQ:ABIL) shares were down 0% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $4.02 and last traded at $3.81. Approximately 400 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 199,548 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.81.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Qiagen N.V.(QGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd boosted its stake in Qiagen NV (NASDAQ:QGEN) by 100.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 20,714 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,384 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Qiagen were worth $670,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Qiagen (NYSE: QGEN) is one of 91 publicly-traded companies in the “Biological products, except diagnostic” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Qiagen to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Qiagen (NYSE:QGEN), the molecular testing and lab supply company, started the year off with growth at the low end of its yearly guidance, although the first-quarter sales number was in line with where management expected to start the year.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    QIAGEN’s (NYSE:QGEN) second-quarter revenue came in at the high end of management’s guidance, while adjusted earnings per share exceeded the company’s expectations.

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