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March 11, 2014
12:28 EDTISLE, BYD, DDE, PNK, MCRI, PENNCasino operators climb after hedge fund discloses Boyd Gaming stake
The shares of a number of U.S. casino operators focused on properties outside of Las Vegas are rising after a hedge fund announced a significant stake in one of the companies in the sector, Boyd Gaming (BYD). WHAT'S NEW: Hedge fund Elliott Management last night disclosed that it had obtained 4.99% of Boyd's outstanding shares and an additional 2.05% exposure to the stock through derivatives. Elliottís filing status allows the fund to seek talks with Boydís management or its board regarding a variety of strategic alternatives, but the filing said the fund has no present plan or proposal to engage management. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, research firm Janney Capital called Boyd Gaming shares expensive. The company is unlikely to be sold for much above its current share price, given the stock's high valuation, wrote the firm, which has a $9 price target and Neutral rating on the stock. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Companies that own U.S. casinos outside of Las Vegas have reported largely disappointing results in recent weeks, with Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) and Isle of Capri (ISLE) announcing results that missed expectations. Meanwhile, Penn National (PENN) reported lower than expected fourth quarter revenue and provided weaker than expected first quarter guidance last month. Separately, well-known investor Leon Cooperman disclosed on February 25 that he had sold his stake in Penn National last quarter. Another in the space, Monarch Casino (MCRI), reported higher than expected revenue but profits that came in below analysts' consensus estimate. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Pinnacle Entertainment jumped 5.4% to $25.60, Isle of Capri advanced 2.5% to $8.72, Dover Downs Gaming (DDE) climbed 1.9% to $1.58, and Boyd Gaming jumped 18% to $13.90. Bucking the trend, Penn National slid 0.9% to $12.77 and Monarch Casino dropped 1.5% to $18.95.
News For BYD;PENN;PNK;ISLE;MCRI;DDE From The Last 14 Days
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March 30, 2015
12:19 EDTPENNPenn National announces intent to withdraw from proposed Lawrence Downs Casino
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March 23, 2015
07:31 EDTPENNPenn National says Plainridge Park Casino to open on June 24
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March 19, 2015
15:39 EDTBYDBoyd Gaming CEO says trajectory of downtown Las Vegas promising
Boyd Gaming CEO is speaking on CNBC.
March 18, 2015
08:32 EDTPNKGaming and Leisure could pay $42/share for Pinnacle, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan believes Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI) could raise its offer for Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) to $42 per share from the current $35.77 consideration. It thinks the offer at $42 would make financial sense for both companies. JPMorgan raised its price target for Gaming and Leisure to $40 from $36 and for Pinnacle to $42 from $36. It keeps Overweight ratings on both names.
March 17, 2015
06:01 EDTPNKStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; PNK ACAD
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