The shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City has found a buyer.
The new owner will be a group of investors led by Hard Rock International, the company behind Hard Rock Cafe.
President Trump once operated the hotel, but financed the project with junk bonds and could not cover their payments. He parted ways with the place in 2009.
Carl Icahn, who serves as an adviser in Trump’s administration, bought the place in early 2016 in a bid to save the failing establishment. The casino and hotel closed its doors in October 2016 after years of struggling to stay afloat.
Icahn Enterprises, which announced the sale Wednesday, said last year that it’s “lost almost $100 million trying to save the Taj.”
The Taj isn’t the only Atlantic City casino to fall on hard times. It was the fifth to close since 2014. As the city’s hallmark industry has failed to turn profitable, the local government has been strapped for cash and teetered on the brink of bankruptcy for months.
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- [By Nicholas Rossolillo]
It has been a year worth forgetting for shareholders of Fitbit (NYSE:FIT). The wearables maker has seen sales sputter and profitability took a big hit thanks to a steep increase in expenses. However, much of that money has been aggressively put into research and development in the past year. While that has contributed to the dismal-looking bottom line, investing for the future is a good thing.
- [By Todd Campbell]
Leveraging data to transform healthcare is only in its infancy, but we’re already seeing examples of how wearable technology may help patients. For example, Fitbit(NYSE:FIT)and Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL)sell consumer-electronics devices that measure and report health information, such as activity levels and heart rate, so that people cantrack the progress they’re making toward their health goals, such as weight loss. Soon, data that these wearable devices collect could become even more useful as more sophisticated sensors are incorporated into them.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) dropped about 3.2% Thursday, to post a new 52-week low of $7.01 after closing at $7.24 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.34. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 11.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.
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Sometimes, in The Motley Fool’s “Better Buy” series, it’s not too difficult to identify the more attractive investment between two similar companies. In the matchup between health and fitness tracker leaderFitbit Inc. (NYSE:FIT) and GPS and wearables devices manufacturerGarmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the latter has a decisive edge, and I’ll briefly substantiate why below.However, if you happen to lean toward value situations or have a speculative bent, you may still be inclined to take a position in Fitbit, so in this article, we’ll also examine the contrarian case.
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- [By Brian Stoffel]
For a number of years,Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) investors were rewarded by the small-town convenience chain’s decision to become a major vendor of pizza and other prepared foods. But with that success has come increased competition. Combined with somewhat stagnant economies in the areas that Casey’s operates — namely, towns of less than 5,000 people in middle America — the company has had trouble meeting its own expectations. That trend continued on Monday night when Casey’s announced earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year.
- [By Mike Deane]
After the bell on Monday, Casey’s General Stores (CASY) announced its fiscal Q1 earnings, posting a strong increase in profits and overall revenues compared to the same time period last year.
The Ankeny, IA-based convenience store company announced quarterly revenues of $2.11 billion, which were up from $1.87 billion in last year’s same quarter. Profits for the company came in at $55.71 million, or $1.43 per share, compared to $39.03 million, or $1.01 per share, in last year’s Q1.
Both of these figures beat analysts’ estimates, which were EPS of $1.26 on revenues of $2.1 billion.
CASY shares were up $1.01, or 1.49%, at market close on Monday. YTD, the stock is up more than 26%.
- [By Chad Fraser]
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