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LVS

Las Vegas Sands

$57.73

-0.36 (-0.62%)

, MGM

MGM Resorts

$25.75

-0.31 (-1.19%)

08:39
10/17/16
10/17
08:39
10/17/16
08:39

Chinese authorities detain several Crown Resorts employees, WSJ reports

Chinese authorities confirmed they have detained several employees of Crown Resorts, one of Australia's biggest casino operators, and the company's stock tumbled almost 15% and dragged down stocks of Macau-based casinos listed on the Hong Kong market, reported The Wall Street Journal. Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL) is a 27% shareholder in Crown Resorts, the report noted. 18 Crown employees, including the head of the company's international VIP team, were detained as part of an investigation into gambling-related activities, the report noted. Other U.S.-listed companies in the Macau gaming space include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM) and Wynn Resorts (WYNN). Reference Link

LVS

Las Vegas Sands

$57.73

-0.36 (-0.62%)

MGM

MGM Resorts

$25.75

-0.31 (-1.19%)

MPEL

Ticker changed to MLCO

$15.52

-0.24 (-1.52%)

WYNN

Wynn Resorts

$93.37

-1.58 (-1.66%)

LVS Las Vegas Sands
$57.73

-0.36 (-0.62%)

10/04/16
BOFA
10/04/16
UPGRADE
BOFA
Buy
Las Vegas Sands upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
10/04/16
BOFA
10/04/16
UPGRADE
Target $63
BOFA
Buy
Las Vegas Sands upgraded on expected estimate revisions at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Shaun Kelley upgraded Las Vegas Sands to Buy and raised its price target to $63 from $52. The analyst said shares remain fairly under-owned and thinks estimate revisions will move higher due to market momentum, better ROI for Parisian, Cotai infrastructure additions, and optionality from Japan and real estate.
09/14/16
09/14/16
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Macy's (M) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Paul Lejuez saying an attractive free cash flow and dividend yield makes the risk/reward attractive at current levels. 2. Fifth Third (FITB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point. 3. F5 Networks (FFIV) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Ittai Kidron saying the company has several potential drivers that could drive year-over-year product revenue growth back into positive territory in fiscal 2017. 4. Las Vegas Sands (LVS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst John Staszak saying that Macau gambling is shifting towards the non-VIP market, where he believes that Las Vegas Sands is well-positioned. 5. DeVry (DV) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Barrington with analyst Alexander Paris saying management's near-term goal is stabilizing revenue at DeVry University growing enrollment. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/14/16
ARGS
09/14/16
UPGRADE
ARGS
Buy
Las Vegas Sands upgraded on Macau outlook at Argus
As noted earlier, Argus upgraded Las Vegas Sands to Buy from Hold. Analyst John Staszak notes that Macau gross gaming revenue increased year-over-year last month for the first time in over two years. He says that Macau gambling is shifting towards the non-VIP market, where he believes that Las Vegas Sands is well-positioned. Target $67.
MGM MGM Resorts
$25.75

-0.31 (-1.19%)

10/06/16
ARGS
10/06/16
UPGRADE
ARGS
Buy
MGM Resorts upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
10/05/16
NOMU
10/05/16
NO CHANGE
Target $32
NOMU
Buy
MGM Resorts price target raised to $32 from $28 at Nomura
Nomura analyst Harry Curtis raised MGM Resorts' price target to 32 from $28 to reflect continued pricing upside in Las Vegas, the December opening of National Harbour, Q1 RevPAR growth in Las Vegas, and the Q2 opening of MGM Cotai. Curtis rates MGM Resorts a Buy.
09/28/16
DBAB
09/28/16
NO CHANGE
Target $29
DBAB
Buy
MGM Resorts near-term setup is attractive, says Deutsche Bank
After meeting with management, Deutsche Bank analyst Carlo Santarelli says MGM Resorts' valuation is compelling and the near-term setup is attractive. The company continues to execute on its growth strategies amid solid underlying demand in Las Vegas, Santarelli tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on MGM with a $29 price target.
10/06/16
ARGS
10/06/16
UPGRADE
ARGS
Buy
MGM Resorts upgraded on positive outlook at Argus
As noted earlier, Argus upgraded MGM to Buy from Hold. Analyst John Staszak upgraded the stock based on what he sees as "prospects for solid growth in Las Vegas and early signs of recovery in Macau." The analyst believes that investors have not yet "fully recognized" the upbeat signs in Macau, and he thinks that the region will rebound in Q4 and 2017, sparked by the opening of new casinos there. Target $32.
MPEL Ticker changed to MLCO
$15.52

-0.24 (-1.52%)

09/09/16
DBAB
09/09/16
UPGRADE
Target $17
DBAB
Buy
Melco Crown upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Karen Tang upgraded Melco Crown to Buy saying recent interviews with casino staff members indicate that Macau is at the start of a "mass-led GGR recovery." Both base mass and premium mass are growing again, Tang tells investors in a research note. The analyst raised her price target for the shares to $17 from $14.
09/08/16
MACQ
09/08/16
INITIATION
Target $18.8
MACQ
Outperform
Melco Crown initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Zibo Chen initiated Melco Crown with an Outperform and $18.80 price target. The analyst is optimistic that Studio City will gradually ramp up by 4Q 2017 thanks to the company's non-gaming franchise; and increased traffic generated by nearby new projects such as the Parisian.
07/05/16
BERN
07/05/16
NO CHANGE
BERN
Macau casinos could benefit from Philippines ban, says Bernstein
After the president of the Philippines called for a ban of online gambling, Bernstein says that Macau casinos could benefit from such a ban. The firm notes that online Filipino gambling sites have targeted Chinese gamblers. Bernstein adds that "there have been concerns" that bad debt from VIP junket operators could undermine Macau casinos' balance sheet. However, Bernstein says that it sees no evidence of such a trend, and it remains upbeat o nthe casinos' long-term outlook.Publicly traded Macau casinos include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Melco Crown (MPEL),MGM Resorts (MGM), and Wynn Resorts (WYNN).
07/19/16
HSBC
07/19/16
UPGRADE
HSBC
Buy
Melco Crown upgraded to Buy from Hold at HSBC
HSBC analysts led by Charlene Liu upgraded Melco Crown to Buy and said suboptimal performance of Studio City is in the price and its gradual ramp-up could lead to higher valuation over time. Liu lowered Melco Crown's price target to $15.50 from $16.60.
WYNN Wynn Resorts
$93.37

-1.58 (-1.66%)

08/12/16
08/12/16
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Macy's (M) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie with analyst Laurent Vasilescu saying the closure of 100 stores will have a greater impact than the $1B in 2017 sales projected by the company, and could be as much as $1.5B-$2B. 2. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Union Gaming. 3. Foot Locker (FL) downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global with the firm citing store manager checks that indicate product mix is pressuring sale growth. 4. Qualcomm (QCOM) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Arete. 5. Barracuda (CUDA) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at DA Davidson with analyst Mark Kelleher citing valuation. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/29/16
LYON
07/29/16
DOWNGRADE
LYON
Underperform
CLSA cuts Wynn Resorts to Underperform, says cannibalization risk underestimated
As previously reported, CLSA analyst Jon Oh downgraded Wynn Resorts to Underperform from Outperform. Along with its Q2 call, the company revealed that it expects to receive only 100 new tables for the Wynn Palace opening and expects to move a greater-than-expected 250 tables from Wynn Macau to Wynn Palace. While Oh does not think Wynn Palace's economics change in this scenario, he remains concerned that the market is underestimating the risk of self-cannibalization and a slower Macau EBITDA uplift. Oh keeps a $97 price target on the stock but believes the risk/reward ratio has become unfavorable following the stock's year-to-date rally of over 50%.
07/29/16
07/29/16
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. GrubHub (GRUB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill, to Neutral from Buy at Monness Crespi, and to Hold from Buy at Maxim. 2. Ford (F) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman with analyst Patrick Archambault saying share outperformance over the next 6-12 months will be difficult following the carmaker's weaker than expected second quarter results and profit warning for 2016. 3. Starz (STRZA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Pivotal Research with analyst Jeffrey Wlodarczak saying the Starz/Lionsgate (LGF) pro-forma entity is fairly valued. 4. Western Digital (WDC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Cross Research with the firm saying the company is either unwilling or unable to provide a reasonable level of precision to the newly combined businesses with SanDisk and the higher than expected cost structure, combined with compensation increases will be a drag. 5. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura and to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/12/16
UGAM
08/12/16
DOWNGRADE
UGAM
Hold
Wynn Resorts downgraded to Hold from Buy at Union Gaming

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