LVS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Starwood Element Enters Canada - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Starwood's Element hotel brand debuted in Vaughan, Ontario.
  2. Last Ditch Effort to be Long China With These ETFs

    June 20, 2013
    With the world's second-largest flirting with a possible banking crisis, it is not surprising to see investors dumping ...
  3. Marriott Pinned at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    We reaffirm our Neutral recommendation on Marriott International following an appraisal of its first quarter 2013 results.
  4. For Casino Stocks- Macau Is Still Where It’s At

    May 7, 2013
    China’s growing consumer class isn’t just spending their hard earned money of fast food, TVs and designer handbags. It seems ...
  5. Rush for Dividend or Miss the Bus - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    The impact of the "Fiscal Cliff" or $600 billion in spending cuts and increase in tax rate on dividend income and capital ...
  6. Costco Comps Rise - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), one of the leading U.S. warehouse club operators, recently posted sales data for the ...
  7. Las Vegas Sands and Other NYSE Stocks Making Big Moves on November ...

    November 27, 2012
    It's been a bad morning for the market, with the Nasdaq slipping 0.2%, the S&P 500 declining 0.2% and the Dow falling 0.3%. ...
  8. Macro Issues & the Fiscal Cliff - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    The strong Durable Goods orders report this morning will likely be not much help diverting the market's attention from the ...
  9. Ahead of Wall Street - November 27, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 27, 2012
    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 The strong Durable Goods orders report this morning will likely be not much help diverting the ...
  10. Vegas Results Drive Wynn's EPS Beat - Analyst Blog

    October 25, 2012
    Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) reported third quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $1.48 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus ...
  11. Starwood Introduces W in Singapore - Analyst Blog

    September 20, 2012
    In order to ramp up its presence in the flourishing Singaporean market, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) ...
  12. NYSE Stocks, Including Las Vegas Sands, Making Big Moves on August ...

    August 20, 2012
    The market is down this morning. The Nasdaq is down 0.2%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.3%; and the Dow has decreased 0.2%. ...
  13. Las Vegas Sands and More Big Movers in Services on August 20, ...

    August 20, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has decreased 0.2%, the S&P 500 is down 0.3% and the Dow has declined 0.2%. The Services ...
  14. No Big Winners in Vegas Tonight

    July 25, 2012
    Despite apparently strong fundamentals, the casino stocks have been clearly out of favor in the last few months, as investors ...
  15. The Most Disappointing IPOs Of The Past Year

    June 11, 2012
    Despite a 3% pop for the stock on Friday, it's still safe to say that Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB) IPO is the most disappointing ...
  16. Is It Time For Another Market Correction?

    April 12, 2012
    Watch the S&P 500's performance compared to other indexes.
  17. 3 Reasons To Own Penn National Gaming

    April 11, 2012
    Penn National Gaming doesn't get a lot of press compared to the bigger chains. However, its performance is second to none.
  18. Churchill Downs' Marvelous Run Continues

    April 10, 2012
    Churchill Downs continues its transition from racetrack operator to lifestyle brand. This transition spells bigger profits ...
  19. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    March 21, 2012
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  20. 4 Buys If Japan Rolls Dice on Gambling

    March 3, 2012
    As Japan mulls legalized gambling as a means of closing its budget gap, Charles Sizemore of Sizemore Investing selects four ...
  21. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    February 14, 2012
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  22. Romney Rivals Discover Compassion

    January 12, 2012
    Opponents of the Republican frontrunner are slamming him with rhetoric borrowed from Occupy Wall Street, writes ...
  23. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    December 28, 2011
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  24. IGT Has Gone Back To Its Knitting And Is Reaping The Benefits

    November 10, 2011
    IGT has listened to its customers and stands to reap the benefits.
  25. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    October 20, 2011
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  26. 3 Reasons To Own Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

    September 15, 2011
    Despite a global economy that is still sick, I'll look at three reasons Royal Caribbean is worth buying right now.
  27. The Best Emerging Market Plays Are Local Ones

    September 14, 2011
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  28. Shuffle Master Creating Its Own Luck

    September 9, 2011
    Steady profit growth will be needed to justify Shuffle Master's high earnings multiple
  29. Cedar Fair's Dividend Growth Ride

    September 8, 2011
    Amusement park operator Cedar Fair has had a bumpy ride the last couple of years, but its improved results made it an intriguing ...
  30. MGM Resorts Slowly Improving Its Fortunes

    August 11, 2011
    MGM Resorts' forward prospects may remain limited given the firm's heavy debt load.
  31. Gaming Partners International's Got Game

    July 11, 2011
    GPIC sells poker chips to casinos around the world. It's a niche market that should continue to grow.
  32. Shuffle Master Still Worth A Gamble

    June 13, 2011
    There is upside potential in Shuffle Master's stock.
  33. Earnings Preview for May 3

    May 2, 2011
    Here are four major earnings announcements for May 3.
  34. Shuffle Master Worth A Gamble

    March 15, 2011
    A low valuation implies significant upside in the stock of Shuffle Master.
  35. 5 Important Earnings Announcements For February 3

    February 2, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 5 earnings announcement for February 3 that you should ...
  36. Full Speed Ahead For Carnival Cruise

    December 30, 2010
    Carnival Cruise reported an encouraging fourth quarter and full-year earnings, suggesting that the cruise industry is steering ...
  37. IGT Needs A Visit From Lady Luck

    November 15, 2010
    Find out IGT's status in the gaming industry and if this gaming company can reclaim past glories.
  38. Cedar Fair Forging Its Future

    November 4, 2010
    Amusement park owner Cedar Fair LP reported revenue and attendance increases for the third quarter.
  39. Casinos Have Turned the Corner, But By Enough?

    October 29, 2010
    Did the casino stocks really deserve to hit it big in October?
  40. Gaming Stocks Have An Expiration Date

    April 12, 2010
    Gaming revenues have been growing like crazy overseas, but not so much in the U.S. All of that growth, however, could be ...
  41. Four Price-To-Sales Bargains

    February 5, 2010
    Keeping an eye out for companies that trade at discounts to sales can provide investors with opportunities for nice profits.
  42. Why It's Time To Cash Out Of Casino Stocks

    January 22, 2010
    Casino stocks have been in the spotlight lately due to their solid performance and recent upbeat news from Macau. But I think ...
  43. Vegas Still A Gamble, But The Odds Just Got Better

    January 20, 2010
    Recent data suggests that Sin City may finally have turned the corner, but investing here is still a gamble.
  44. Playing With Fire With Boyd Gaming

    January 8, 2010
    Boyd Gaming does not have a strong enough track record for posting sufficient returns on invested capital.
  45. Gambling On 2009: A Look At Casino Stocks

    December 15, 2009
    The gambling industry had taken it on the chin as the recession caused a major reduction in consumer spending.
  46. Viva Las Vegas?

    May 11, 2009
    Casino stocks have soared of late. It this the long awaited turnaround for Sin City, or just a desert mirage?
  47. MGM - Worth The Gamble?

    March 26, 2009
    Learn the latest about MGM Mirage and the news regarding Dubai World.
  48. Resorts/Casinos Gamble Could Pay Off For Risk Lovers

    March 17, 2009
    Wynn Resorts reported reasonable Q2 earnings March 11. However, it did warn that the remainder of the year would be very ...
  49. A Quick Sin City Review

    March 9, 2009
    Should you roll the dice on Vegas stocks?
  50. Betting On A Long-Term Wynn

    February 27, 2009
    With a stock price $137 lower than only two years ago, Wynn Resorts could be a bargain deal for long-term investors.
  51. Sizzling Sin Stocks

    February 23, 2009
    Sin stocks may not always be a safe haven during troubling times. However, that doesn't mean they should be forgotten.
  52. MGM Continues Gamble On Vegas Strip

    January 9, 2009
    Recent cutbacks to the CityCenter project should give MGM the breathing room it needs to survive the economic storm.
  53. Wynn Warrants A Closer Look

    November 21, 2008
    Wynn Resorts could receive increased attention from joining the S&P 500, and its plan to raise money is a smart move as well.
  54. Sinful Stocks For Blissful Returns

    October 15, 2008
    Picking your portfolio based on sin stocks otherwise known as unethical investments.
  55. Are Gambling Stocks Worth The Risk?

    September 25, 2008
    Overview of a couple of reasonably valued gaming stocks and a few to avoid.
  56. Five Sinful Stocks For August 26

    August 26, 2008
    Sin Stocks provide protection in a down market. In this piece we focus on tobacco giant Altria.
  57. Bally's Winning Ways

    August 22, 2008
    With its strong earnings growth, Bally is an oasis of success in the desert of disappointment that is the gaming industry.
  58. Your Monday Short Stack For July 7

    July 7, 2008
    There's more than one way to skin a market - short sales let you profit from a downward slide. This week features USG.
  59. Wynn Bets On Vegas And Loses

    May 6, 2008
    Wynn has chained itself to Las Vegas expansion, but recent numbers from Sin City suggest this was a bad move.
  60. Wynn Could Lose (WYNN)

    October 3, 2007
    Wynn Resorts could be gambling with its new share offering, and it could be a sign the stock is topping.
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