Top Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now

Although the idea MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) might step in to buy troubled Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) was always more speculative than based on any concrete evidence, the chances of it actually happening have now been reduced to virtually nil.

MGM just announced a $2 billion stock repurchase authorization, and though the program doesn’t guarantee the money will be spent on buybacks, it pretty much indicates the casino operator has no intention of buying its rival.

MGM Resorts spent $7 billion over the past few years expanding its operations such as buying the Borgata casino in Atlantic City. Now it wants to buy its stock. Image source: Borgata.

Spending a lot on stock

CEO Jim Murren says the amount authorized indicates not only MGM’s financial strength, but also the casino’s “continued commitment to returning capital to our shareholders.”

Top Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Matador Resources Company(MTDR)

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Top Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, the financial shares surged 0.71 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 5 percent, and Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) up 5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the financial shares surged 1.13 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 6 percent, and Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE: ITUB) up 4 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 33,022 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $936,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. owned about 0.11% of Guaranty Bancorp as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc.(SFBS)

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFBS) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 16, 2018 4:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hilton Capital Management LLC cut its stake in ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFBS) by 19.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,405 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,245 shares during the period. Hilton Capital Management LLC’s holdings in ServisFirst Bancshares were worth $384,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFBS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on SFBS. BidaskClub raised shares of ServisFirst Bancshares from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Hovde Group set a $44.00 price objective on shares of ServisFirst Bancshares and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ServisFirst Bancshares from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $49.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, April 19th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of ServisFirst Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. ServisFirst Bancshares presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $44.00.

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