MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) continues its climb from years of massive losses. Moreover, MGM is about to increase its presence in the Chinese gaming mecca of Macau with the opening of a new casino later this year. While MGM has had to play catch up regarding a Chinese presence, the company’s move to catch up may position MGM stock for continued growth.
Many think of the image of MGM as the roaring lion that greets the beginning of all films distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (not currently affiliated with MGM Resorts). Unfortunately for holders of MGM stock, the MGM roar has been barely a meow for some time. MGM managed to turn a profit of $1.92 per share in fiscal 2016.
However, the company struggled with mounting losses for most of the decade.
U.S. Operations Continue Improving
Another unexpected struggle was the tragic shooting on the Las Vegas Strip on Oct.1. Mandalay Bay is one of many hotels the company owns on the Las Vegas Strip. MGM endured weeks of bad publicity following the shooting. However, fears of poor security and cancellation did not drive business away.
Top Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.(SQM)
- [By Beth McKenna]
Most investors interested in gaining exposure to the lithium space should stick with investing in one or more of the large players listed on a major U.S. stock exchange:Albemarle Corporation(NYSE:ALB), FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC), andSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile(NYSE:SQM), or SQM. Smaller players are speculative to varying degrees, and most are unprofitable.
- [By Max Byerly]
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- [By Jim Robertson]
Earlier this week, senior commercial vice president Daniel Jimenez of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE: SQM)told delegates at Industrial Minerals’ and Metal Bulletin’s inaugural Battery Materials conference in Shanghai that there is a legitimate concern on the side of electric vehicle (EV)manufacturers over the reliability of lithium supply sources and that the industry has shown poor track record of delivering projects on time. Jimenez also commented:
- [By Jim Robertson]
Morgan Stanley analysts had issued a report predicting that the cost of the lithium could fall 45% by 2021 and they also downgraded key lithium producers Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) and Chiles Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE: SQM) to “underweight” from “equal weight.
Top Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: CytomX Therapeutics, Inc.(CTMX)
- [By Lisa Levin]
CytomX Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CTMX) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $18.89. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE: BMY) and CytomX Therapeutics disclosed that they have extended worldwide partnership to discover Probody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.
Top Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation(BGFV)
- [By Nicholas Rossolillo]
Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) and Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have both had a great 2016. As far as stock performance goes, Big 5 is the winner this year. But which company is in better shape for the new year?