Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now

The stock market climbed sharply on Thursday, responding well to favorable earnings results from several corners of the market. Major benchmarks were up 1% to 2%, with particularly good performance from the Nasdaq Composite thanks to the tech sector’s outperformance during the day. Yet some stocks suffered from bad news that cast doubt on companies’ ability to benefit from generally favorable business conditions. MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH), and LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

MGM falls despite Cotai opening

Shares of MGM Resorts International lost almost 9% after the company reported its first-quarter financial results. The casino giant said that net revenue was down 1% compared to year-earlier levels, with revenue per available room falling 4.3% at its key Las Vegas Strip properties. Casino revenue was up just 2%, and CEO Jim Murren pointed to the likelihood of continued weakness at Mandalay Bay in the wake of the tragic events that happened there last autumn. Disruptions at Monte Carlo and the cancellation of a major boxing event will also weigh on future results. Even with solid performance from its stake in MGM China, investors aren’t certain that the casino resort operator’s business strategy will yield the results they want to see in the long term.

Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.(KERX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to the companies signing a merger agreement, shares ofAkebia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKBA) and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX)fell 18% and 12%, respectively, as of 10:47 a.m. EDT on Thursday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: KERX) traded down about 26% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $3.30 after closing Wednesday at $4.48. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.38. Volume totaled about 9 million, roughly nine times the daily average. The company announced a merger this morning with Akebia Therapeutics.

Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.(ZBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH). Sanford C. Bernstein issued an underperform rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 14th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of 0.24 per share by the medical equipment provider on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 28th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Adviser Investments LLC acquired a new stake in Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,318 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $144,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    IBM Retirement Fund trimmed its stake in shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) by 12.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,444 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 620 shares during the period. IBM Retirement Fund’s holdings in Zimmer Biomet were worth $485,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the thirty research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation, seventeen have assigned a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $135.86.

Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Qualstar Corporation(QBAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Qualstar (NASDAQ:QBAK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Qualstar earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.8526636437463 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.

Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tejon Ranch Co(TRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Terracoin (CURRENCY:TRC) traded down 14.6% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on May 17th. In the last week, Terracoin has traded 20.7% higher against the dollar. Terracoin has a market cap of $4.06 million and $4,377.00 worth of Terracoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Terracoin coin can now be bought for about $0.18 or 0.00002218 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange, Trade Satoshi, C-CEX and Cryptopia.

Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gabelli Funds LLC bought a new stake in shares of 3D Systems Co. (NYSE:DDD) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 35,000 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock, valued at approximately $406,000.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) rose by 1.3% to 35.05 million shares. Some 32% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 0.7%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $12.02 on Wednesday, up about 9% on the day.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is expected to post its most recent quarterly results Wednesday. The consensus forecast is $0.01 in EPS and $162.12 million in revenue. Shares ended the week at $10.14 apiece. The consensus price target is $9.72, and the 52-week range is $7.92 to $23.70.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Diversified 3D printing company 3D Systems(NYSE:DDD) is slated to report its first-quarter 2018 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, May 2. As with last quarter, main rivalStratasysis scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Private Advisor Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of 3D Systems Co. (NYSE:DDD) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm acquired 12,706 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock, valued at approximately $147,000.

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