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LVS

Las Vegas Sands

$62.67

0.52 (0.84%)

, MGM

MGM Resorts

$28.71

-0.16 (-0.55%)

07:14
12/01/16
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07:14

Macau reports November casino revenue up 14.4% to 18.8B patacas

Macau's gaming bureau reported November gross revenue from games of fortune in the region rose 14.4% year over year to 18.79B patacas. Publicly traded companies in the space include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM), Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and Melco Crown (MPEL).

LVS

Las Vegas Sands

$62.67

0.52 (0.84%)

MGM

MGM Resorts

$28.71

-0.16 (-0.55%)

WYNN

Wynn Resorts

$101.99

2.2 (2.20%)

MPEL

Ticker changed to MLCO

$19.66

0.54 (2.82%)

LVS Las Vegas Sands
$62.67

0.52 (0.84%)

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.
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BOFA
Buy
Las Vegas Sands upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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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.
11/21/16
BERN
11/21/16
NO CHANGE
BERN
Macau to grow at 8% CAGR 2016-2020, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Vitaly Umansky estimates that Macau's gross gaming revenue will grow at an 8% compound annual growth rate from 2016-2020, driven by non-VIP CAGR of about 11% and VIP CAGR of about 3%. The analyst says that the region's high margin mass gambling is strengthening and continues to be supported by catalysts, while VIP has been growing since September. Umansky identifies Melco Crown (MPEL) as the most undervalued stock in his coverage. He says that the company has multiple positive catalysts, and he keeps a $21.50 price target and a Buy rating on the shares. Other stocks with exposure to Macau include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), and MGM Resorts (MGM).
MGM MGM Resorts
$28.71

-0.16 (-0.55%)

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Target $38
JPMS
Overweight
MGM Resorts price target raised to $38 from $32 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Joseph Greff raised his price target for MGM Resorts to $38 saying the company is still underappreciated following its "excellent" Q3 results. The analyst continues to think that MGM offers the best risk/reward in gaming. He notes his price target represents 40% upside. Greff keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
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ARGS
10/06/16
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ARGS
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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.
11/08/16
STFL
11/08/16
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STFL
MGM Resorts price target raised to $33 from $30 at Stifel
Stifel believes that MGM's Q3 results showed "broad based strength" in all of its holdings. The analyst, calling the stock's 2% increase yesterday a "muted" reaction, believes that investors are wondering how much more the stock can rise. However, he thinks the continuation of strength in the company's Las Vegas and Macau assets, along with two major new projects in Maryland and Macau, should enable the shares to rise over the next year. He raised his price target on the stock to $33 from $30 and keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
WYNN Wynn Resorts
$101.99

2.2 (2.20%)

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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
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Wynn Resorts downgraded to Hold from Buy at Union Gaming
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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.
MPEL Ticker changed to MLCO
$19.66

0.54 (2.82%)

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.
11/21/16
FBCO
11/21/16
UPGRADE
FBCO
Outperform
Melco Crown upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Kenneth Fong upgraded Melco Crown to Outperform citing valuation, new initiatives, the continued ramp of Macau Studio City, strong performance of CoD Manila, and potentially more corporate actions.
11/09/16
BERN
11/09/16
NO CHANGE
BERN
Melco Crown COO departure creates concern but stock cheap, says Bernstein
After Melco's COO resigned, Bernstein analyst Vitaly Umansky says that his departure will increase the company's execution risk in the enar-term. After speaking with multiple sources, the analyst says that the reasons for the resignation are "varied," but are partly tied to the CEO's "decentralization strategy" and the performance of the company's Studio City asset. He says that Melco Crown "remains one of the most undervalued stocks" he covers, but he adds that several catalysts will have to play out before the stock can rise meaningfully. The analyst keeps a $21.50 price target and an Outperform rating on the shares.

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