|Bid||0.00 x 1100|
|Ask||0.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||36.29 - 36.48|
|52 Week Range||30.81 - 50.35|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.24|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.66%|
Activist investor Carl Icahn increased his stake in Caesars Entertainment Corp. to 15.6% from around 10%, according to public filings released Friday. According to a 13 D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Icahn holds 105 million shares of Caesars worth $900 million, representing about 3.9% of his total portfolio, according to data service WhaleWisdom. Shares of Caesars were up about 2% in premarket trade on Friday. According to the Financial Times (paywall), Icahn built up a 10% stake in Caesars about a month ago, and was lobbying for the gaming company to put itself up for sale. The company is in the process of searching for a new CEO. According to reports earlier this month, Icahn and Caesars agreed to to add three people -- Keith Cozza, Courtney Mather and James Nelson -- backed by the 82-year-old investor to its board. Shares of Caesars have outperformed the broader market, rising 26% thus far in 2019, according to FactSet data. By comparison, the S&P 500 index has gained 9.6% in the first three months of the year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed 9.2%, and the Nasdaq Composite Index has advanced by about 12% over the same period. Among gaming and comparable resort companies this year, only shares of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Boyd Gaming Corp. and Scientific Games Corp. have outperformed Caesars so far in 2019. Meanwhile, a popular way to bet on the broader gaming sector, the VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF , is up more than 10% this year.
Now that we're seeing some downside follow-through for the first time since December, I wanted to outline a few more potential short setups on an absolute and relative basis. The S&P Midcap 400 Consumer Discretionary Index is one of the cleanest charts I see out there on an absolute basis, with well-defined risk and reward/risk clearly skewed in favor of the bulls. Since there's no exchange-traded fund (ETF) to trade this, I had to look through some of the individual components to see how we can best express this thesis in the market.
The U.S. economy is continuing to see job gains and has started 2019 on solid note too. These sector ETFs should the beneficiary of January jobs report.
Job growth during the month of January bested expectations as nonfarm payrolls gained 304,000, according to the latest data from the Labor Department. Of that growth, the majority came from the leisure and hospitality as hiring in restaurants, bars and casino grew. "In January, employment grew in several industries, including leisure and hospitality, construction, health care, and transportation and warehousing," the Labor Department said in a release.
When times are good in the U.S. economy, Americans have no problem wagering some of their disposable income at the casino. In the past six months, the VANECK VECTORS/GAMING ETF (NYSE: BJK) is down 28.6 percent compared to just an 8.5-percent decline for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY). While some of that decline may be due to concerns over Las Vegas and a potential U.S. recession in 2019, much of it has to do with a potential slowdown in Macau and the Chinese economy thanks to the ongoing trade war.
The VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF (NYSEArca: BJK), the lone exchange traded fund dedicated to casino operators and gaming companies, rallied Monday after getting a lift from news out of the G20 summit held ...
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The ETF industry has something for everyone -- the VanEck Vectors-Gaming ETF (ticker: BJK) gives investors exposure to the overall performance of the global gaming industry. In this week's "There's ...
For some investors, there are times when sin is in. While there are an increasing number of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) dedicated to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, also known as virtuous investing, there are a smaller number of vice ETFs.
In the world of exchange traded funds (ETFs), there are not many gaming ETFs. In fact, the only one that is direct play on casino and gambling stocks is the VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF (NYSEARCA:BJK). For investors looking for exposure to well-known domestic gaming stocks, such as Las Vegas Sands Inc. (NYSE: LVS) and Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NASDAQ:WYNN), BJK is the gaming ETF to turn to.
The VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF (BJK) rallied Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), which made sports wagering illegal outside of Nevada. Ebullience toward BJK, the lone exchange traded fund dedicated to casino operators and gaming companies, was short-lived as the fund gave back some of its Monday gains on Tuesday. “The potential for a dramatic increase in sports betting caused some gaming related stocks to pop in trading on Monday, May 14,” said Markit in a note out Tuesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which made it illegal for states outside of Nevada to offer sports wagering. By a 7-2 margin, SCOTUS ruled PASPA is unconstitutional, opening the door for states to offer sports gambling within their borders.
The gaming ETF climbed Monday after the Supreme Court ruled against a federal law that prohibited betting on sports events. The VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF (BJK) , the only ETF dedicated to gambling and casino stocks, gained 2.0% Monday. Gambling and casino-related stocks rallied Monday after the Supreme Court paved the way to formalize sports betting across the country.