When casino gambling is legalized in Japan, we’re going to see an all-out spending war among resort operators because it could become the world’s most lucrative market. And because of the potential Japan offers casino operators, the feeding frenzy they promise could also make it the most expensive gambling market in the world.
How much is too much?
The big casinos certainly want to spend big. Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) says a new integrated resort in Japan will cost anywhere from $6 billion to $10 billion, two to three times more than it spent on building its brand new French-themed Parisian resort in Macau. MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) says it, too, could spend $10 billion for a new casino in Japan, quadruple the cost of its MGM Cotai that’s scheduled to open later this year. Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) hasn’t put a price tag on it yet, though it spent over $4 billion to open the Palace in Macau last August, but CEO Steve Wynn says the opportunity is “thoroughly delicious.”
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Hot Casino Stocks For 2019: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)
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Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.
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Hot Casino Stocks For 2019: Salesforce.com Inc(CRM)
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Despite the Street’s high expectations for salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) going into the company’s second-quarter results for its fiscal 2019, the software-as-a-service company beat consensus analyst estimates and raised its outlook for the full year. The quarter included accelerating revenue growth, surging cash flow from operations, impressive growth in unearned revenue, and more.
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When Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) reported its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Monday, the firm said that it had $0.70 in earnings per share (EPS) and $3.60 billion in revenue. Consensus estimates had called for $0.55 in EPS and $3.56 billion in revenue, and in the fourth quarter of last year it posted EPS of $0.35 on $2.85 billion in revenue.
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Hot Casino Stocks For 2019: Castlight Health, inc.(CSLT)
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Fmr LLC grew its holdings in shares of Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) by 2.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 12,620,881 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 254,616 shares during the period. Fmr LLC owned 0.09% of Castlight Health worth $53,639,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
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Gagnon Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) by 29.7% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,169,056 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 267,662 shares during the period. Castlight Health makes up approximately 3.1% of Gagnon Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th largest position. Gagnon Advisors LLC’s holdings in Castlight Health were worth $4,968,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) shot up 2.6% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $3.10 and last traded at $2.97. 6,914 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 99% from the average session volume of 535,927 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.05.
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Hot Casino Stocks For 2019: Nemaska Lithium Inc. (NMKEF)
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Other juniors include: Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [TSXV:AAL], AIS Resources [TSXV:AIS] (OTCQB:AISSF), American Lithium Corp. [TSX-V: LI] (OTCQB:LIACF), Argentina Lithium and Energy Corp. [TSXV:LIT] (OTCQB:PNXLF), Argosy Minerals [ASX:AGY] (OTC:ARYMF), AVZ Minerals [ASX:AVZ] (OTC:AZZVF), Bacanora Minerals [TSXV:BCN] [AIM:BCN] [GR:1BQ] (OTC:BCRMF), Birimian Ltd [ASX:BGS] (OTC:EEYMF), Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] [GR:F12] (OTCQX:CRECF), Dajin Resources [TSXV:DJI] (OTCPK:DJIFF), Enigri (private), Eramet (EN Paris:ERA) (OTCPK:ERMAY), European Metals Holdings [ASX:EMH] [AIM:EMH] [GR:E861] (OTC:ERPNF), Far Resources [CSE:FAT] (OTCPK:FRRSF), Force Commodities [ASX:4CE], Kidman Resources [ASX:KDR] [GR:6KR], Latin Resources Ltd [ASX: LRS] (OTC:LAXXF), Lithium Australia [ASX:LIT] (OTC:LMMFF), Lithium Power International [ASX:LPI] (OTC:LTHHF), LSC Lithium [TSXV:LSC] (OTC:LSSCF), MetalsTech [ASX:MTC], MGX Minerals [CSE:XMG] (OTC:MGXMF), Millennial Lithium Corp. [TSXV:ML] (OTCQB:MLNLF), Neo Lithium [TSXV:NLC] (OTC:NTTHF), NRG Metals Inc. [TSXV:NGZ] (OTCQB:NRGMF), Nemaska Lithium [TSX:NMX] [GR:NOT] (OTCQX:NMKEF), North American Lithium (private), Piedmont Lithium [ASX:PLL] (OTC:PLLLY), Prospect Resources [ASX:PSC], Sayona Mining [ASX:SYA] (OTCPK:DMNXF), Savannah Resources [LSE:SAV], Standard Lithium [TSXV:SLL] (OTC:STLHF), and Wealth Minerals [TSXV:WML] (OTCQB:WMLLF).
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Over the past two months, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) has steadily been updating the market on its half-billion-dollar-plus financial raise. The company has aggressively set targets to build out a vertically integrated lithium mining and processing operation ideally positioned to meet growing demand in North America and Europe.
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Canadian hard-rock lithium chemicals company Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) is presently at the end of completing a $500 million capital raise which will allow the company to expand into Phase 2 production of the its facility in Quebec. The company has closed an equity deal valued at nearly $100 million from Japan’s SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY), executed a streaming agreement with Orion Mine Finance LF valued at over $150 million, and engaged with such high-quality financial groups including Clarkson Platou Securities and Pareto Securities as managers of the bond issuance. Further, Nemaska has signed multiple offtake agreements, including NorthVolt, FMC, Softbank and Johnson Matthey Battery Materials, for the purchase of its lithium chemicals once production begins.
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I recently finished putting together the Lithium subsector index of my Industrial Minefinder Junior Index (IMJI). To start out, the IMJI Lithium subsector will include 4 companies and comprise 8% of the overall IMJI index, which will include 50 companies in all. Here is a table that shows the holdings:
Company Market Cap
as of Jan 2, 2018) Contained
Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE) in Total Resource
Weighting Kidman Resources (OTCPK:KDDRF) $596 7,010,955 23% Lithium Americas (OTC:LAC) $809 39,287,234 32% Millennial Lithium (OTCQX:MLNLF) $308 3,009,000 12% Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) $835 1,593,802 33% $2,548 100%
The following 6 companies are on the bench for the index:
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In April 2018, Nemaska (OTCQX:NMKEF) drew nearly $100 million in investment from Japan’s SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY) group in exchange for a 9.9% interest in the company and access to lithium hydroxide produced by the company. In March 2018, CATL the world’s soon-to-be largest lithium battery manufacturer purchased a controlling stake in the Quebec Lithium project in consideration for $66 million. In February 2018, Korean steel giant, POSCO (PKX) announced a supply agreement and investment into Australian lithium miner Pilbara Minerals (OTCPK:PILBF). In January 2018, Toyota Tsusho (OTCPK:TYHOF), the strategic trading arm of Toyota Motors, invested approximately A$300 million in Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) in consideration for 15% of the company. Now, in April 2018, Swedish battery start-up NorthVolt has announced that it has signed an agreement for the supply of up to 5,000 metric tons per year of lithium hydroxide produced at Nemaska Lithium’s commercial plant in Shawinigan, Quebec. In connection with the supply of lithium chemicals, NorthVolt has agreed to deliver to Nemaska a 10 million euro promissory note that can be converted into voting shares of NorthVolt.