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Best Casino Stocks to Buy Now (2024)
Top casino stocks in 2024 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best casino stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the resorts & casinos industry.

Industry: Resorts & Casinos
Ticker
Company
Forecast Score
Market Cap
Price
Price Target
Upside/Downside
Top Analysts Upside/Downside
Consensus
Top Analysts Consensus
Analysts
Top Analysts
Fore. Revenue Growth
Fore. Earnings Growth
Forecast ROE
Forecast ROA
BYD
BOYD GAMING CORP
$5.44B$57.32$92.9162.09%Buy110.12%7.14%36.60%10.31%
GDEN
GOLDEN ENTERTAINMENT INC
$857.75M$29.63$41.6740.62%Strong Buy3-25.92%-94.92%7.13%2.70%
MCRI
MONARCH CASINO & RESORT INC
$1.30B$69.19$75.008.40%Hold20.76%3.56%17.19%12.92%
LVS
LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP
$31.84B$42.73$59.9140.20%Strong Buy116.21%21.94%67.54%12.57%
HGV
HILTON GRAND VACATIONS INC
$4.37B$42.18$60.4043.20%Strong Buy524.83%83.83%22.75%3.91%
VAC
MARRIOTT VACATIONS WORLDWIDE CORP
$3.06B$87.03$121.8640.02%Strong Buy74.63%18.77%13.05%3.15%
MTN
VAIL RESORTS INC
$6.77B$179.84$220.1322.40%Hold82.20%3.51%34.68%5.99%
MGM
MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
$14.46B$46.11$55.3320.00%Strong Buy91.55%10.42%30.94%2.54%
PENN
PENN ENTERTAINMENT INC
$3.14B$20.58$24.8220.61%Buy145.52%N/A9.92%1.95%
CNTY
CENTURY CASINOS INC
$80.39M$2.62$4.5071.76%Buy26.81%N/A-6.37%-0.51%
CZR
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT INC
$8.66B$40.00$54.0035.00%Strong Buy112.23%-34.00%11.43%1.52%
PLYA
PLAYA HOTELS & RESORTS NV
$1.13B$8.47$13.3357.41%Strong Buy3-7.81%17.40%13.62%4.11%
FLL
FULL HOUSE RESORTS INC
$180.46M$5.21$6.0015.16%Buy220.59%N/A-4.12%-0.41%
WYNN
WYNN RESORTS LTD
$9.62B$85.83$121.9242.05%Strong Buy133.28%-11.53%-522.63%5.31%
RRR
RED ROCK RESORTS INC
$6.22B$58.89$61.674.72%Buy125.74%-16.84%175.15%5.95%
MSC
STUDIO CITY INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LTD
$1.42B$6.76N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
MLCO
MELCO RESORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LTD
$2.90B$6.64$10.6259.94%Strong Buy59.59%N/A-86.88%13.80%
BALY
BALLY's CORP
$544.12M$13.44$14.004.17%Buy33.85%N/A-49.19%-3.33%
SLNA
SELINA HOSPITALITY PLC
$7.40M$0.07N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Casino Stocks FAQ

What are the best casino stocks to buy right now in Jul 2024?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best casino stocks to buy right now are:

1. Boyd Gaming (NYSE:BYD)


Boyd Gaming (NYSE:BYD) is the top casino stock with a Zen Score of 47, which is 19 points higher than the casino industry average of 28. It passed 18 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Boyd Gaming has seen its stock lose -18.27% over the past year, overperforming other casino stocks by 2 percentage points.

Boyd Gaming has an average 1 year price target of $92.91, an upside of 62.09% from Boyd Gaming's current stock price of $57.32.

Boyd Gaming stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 11 analysts covering Boyd Gaming, 27.27% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 18.18% have issued a Buy, 54.55% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN)


Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN) is the second best casino stock with a Zen Score of 46, which is 18 points higher than the casino industry average of 28. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Golden Entertainment has seen its stock lose -27.68% over the past year, underperforming other casino stocks by -7 percentage points.

Golden Entertainment has an average 1 year price target of $41.67, an upside of 40.62% from Golden Entertainment's current stock price of $29.63.

Golden Entertainment stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 3 analysts covering Golden Entertainment, 66.67% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 33.33% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Monarch Casino & Resort (NASDAQ:MCRI)


Monarch Casino & Resort (NASDAQ:MCRI) is the third best casino stock with a Zen Score of 44, which is 16 points higher than the casino industry average of 28. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Monarch Casino & Resort has seen its stock lose -2.49% over the past year, overperforming other casino stocks by 18 percentage points.

Monarch Casino & Resort has an average 1 year price target of $75.00, an upside of 8.4% from Monarch Casino & Resort's current stock price of $69.19.

Monarch Casino & Resort stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering Monarch Casino & Resort, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 100% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the casino stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 7 casino stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 casino stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN)


Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN) has an annual dividend yield of 8.44%, which is 5 percentage points higher than the casino industry average of 3.22%.

Golden Entertainment's dividend payout ratio of 22.6% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN)


Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) has an annual dividend yield of 4.76%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the casino industry average of 3.22%. Vail Resorts's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Vail Resorts's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Vail Resorts's dividend payout ratio of 110.4% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC)


Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC) has an annual dividend yield of 3.45%, which is the same as the casino industry average of 3.22%. Marriott Vacations Worldwide's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Marriott Vacations Worldwide's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide's dividend payout ratio of 49.8% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are casino stocks up?

Casino stocks were up 0.67% in the last day, and up 4.3% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why casino stocks are up.

What are the most undervalued casino stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued casino stocks right now are:

1. Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC)


Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC) is the most undervalued casino stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Marriott Vacations Worldwide has a valuation score of 57, which is 31 points higher than the casino industry average of 26. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide's stock has dropped -33.34% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the casino industry by -13 percentage points.

2. Hilton Grand Vacations (NYSE:HGV)


Hilton Grand Vacations (NYSE:HGV) is the second most undervalued casino stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Hilton Grand Vacations has a valuation score of 57, which is 31 points higher than the casino industry average of 26. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Hilton Grand Vacations's stock has dropped -11.07% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the casino industry by 9 percentage points.

3. Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN)


Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN) is the third most undervalued casino stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Golden Entertainment has a valuation score of 43, which is 17 points higher than the casino industry average of 26. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Golden Entertainment's stock has dropped -27.68% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the casino industry by -7 percentage points.

Are casino stocks a good buy now?

52.94% of casino stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect casino stocks to rise by 30.46% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the resorts & casinos industry?

The average P/E ratio of the resorts & casinos industry is 15.34x.
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