More than two years after a government crackdown on corruption sent Macau gaming stocks tumbling, The Chinese government has unveiled yet another new regulation on the Macau gaming industry that has hit gaming stocks hard. The latest new law cut the daily ATM withdrawal limit in Macau from 10,000 patacas to 5,000 patacas, or roughly $626.
Unfortunately, transparency and predictability has never been one of the Chinese government’s strong points. Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) CEO Steve Wynn said the government’s behavior was “preposterous” when it kept operators in the dark about how many table games they would be allotted just weeks prior to opening billion-dollar new resorts. For the record, none of the major operators that have opened resorts in the past two years have received the table allotment they requested.
Although the U.S. gaming market likely doesn’t have the kind of long-term growth potential that Macau does, U.S. casinos are doing just fine these days. In the current fiscal year, Las Vegas Strip revenue is trending about 6% ahead of last year, and other regions of the country are doing even better. For better or worse, U.S. stock investors likely won’t have to worry about new regulations in the next four years under President-elect Trump.
Top Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pan American Silver Corp.(PAAS)
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Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) (TSE:PAAS) shares shot up 0.7% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $18.39 and last traded at $18.17. 97,207 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 91% from the average session volume of 1,076,284 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.29.
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Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC) and Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.
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Several analysts have weighed in on PAAS shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Pan American Silver from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Pan American Silver from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.50 target price on shares of Pan American Silver in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank dropped their target price on shares of Pan American Silver from $20.00 to $19.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Pan American Silver has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.10.
Top Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Portland General Electric Company(POR)
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ValuEngine upgraded shares of Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday.
Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on POR. Guggenheim reiterated a hold rating and set a $40.00 target price on shares of Portland General Electric in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Bank of America downgraded shares of Portland General Electric from a neutral rating to an underperform rating and cut their target price for the stock from $41.00 to $39.00 in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on shares of Portland General Electric from $42.00 to $41.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Portland General Electric from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $42.44.
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Opus Investment Management Inc. lowered its holdings in Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) by 8.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 95,200 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 8,400 shares during the quarter. Opus Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.11% of Portland General Electric worth $3,857,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
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Top Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Capricor Therapeutics, Inc.(CAPR)
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Media headlines about Capricor Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CAPR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capricor Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.8406921113539 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.