Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now

Michael E. Lewitt

Back in April, I recommendedCaesars Entertainment Corp.(Nasdaq: CZR) as a buy – but warned you that this was a play that might take some time to mature.

If you haven’t gotten in already, you’ll want to do it soon.

After months of bitter wrangling, the much-beleaguered Caesars has finally reached a $5 billion deal with the private-equity sponsors that looted the company,Apollo Global Management, LLC(NYSE: APO) andTPG Capital(formerly Texas Pacific Group). Pending approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago, CZR is now set to leave bankruptcy, get rid of its debt, and get back on its feet.

Of course, this means very good news for stockholders (like you, I hope).

Here’s why you can expect to start seeing profits…

CZR’s Bonds Are Recovering – and Its Stock Will, Too

The sad chapter of Caesars Entertainment’s ownership by these two private-equity firms appears to be mercifully coming to an end.The firms agreed to increase their offer to repay the creditors some (but not all) of the billions of dollars they looted from the company in a desperate and disgusting effort to save their ill-fated investment in the casino giant. While they will retain an equity interest in the company, a majority of the stock will be held by the creditors who suffered at their hands.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Apollo Education Group, Inc.(APOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap for-profit education stock Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ: APOL) is scheduled for after the market closes on Monday (January 9th). Last February, Apollo Education Groupannounced a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium of investors including The Vistria Group, LLC, funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO), and Najafi Companies for $9.50 per share in cash for both Class A and B shares. However, the for-profit education sector along with certain aspects of the Apollo deal have been targeted by the Obama administration and it remains to be seen how the Trump administration will treat the sector and the deal.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, energy shares slipped by 1.36 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 9 percent, and North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) (NYSE: NOA), down 6 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, energy shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.57 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Tesco Corporation (USA) (NASDAQ: TESO), down 7 percent, and Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 8 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares slipped by 0.20 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 9 percent, and Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW), down 8 percent.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: World Energy Solutions Inc(DE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Earnings season is slowing down, but there’s still a few companies left to report. On Friday, we’ll get a look at the state of agriculture with Deere & Company (NYSE: DE).  And if you have time, make sure to check out today’s market update to see what else is happening.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted its outlook for fiscal 2017.

    Deere’s quarterly net income dropped to $193.8 million, or $0.61 per share, compared to $254.4 million, or $0.80 per share, in the year-ago quarter.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Since farming is such an equipment-intense activity, investors can profit by making investments in the agricultural equipment manufacturers, like Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE), the company behind the iconic John Deere brand.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    We’re talking about John Deere, or Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE).

    “It’s not a bad time to produce the equipment used to ‘Rebuild America.’ The momentum is very strong here,” said Money Morning Quantitative Specialist Chris Johnson – an expert in identifying overlooked (and undervalued) stocks.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Joy Global Inc.(JOY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Income investors appreciate stocks that pay lucrative dividends, and recently, many companies have seen the value in treating shareholders well by boosting their regular payouts. Yet a few holdouts simply don’t show their appreciation for their investors through dividends. For whatever reason, rather than having no dividend at all, Joy Global (NYSE:JOY), Textron (NYSE:TXT), and Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) maintain the tiniest of quarterly payments. Let’s look more closely at these stocks to see why they do what they do with their dividends.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Westlake Chemical Corporation(WLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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