Casino stocks with exposure to Macao took a nosedive on Tuesday after a few announcements from the government. One was that COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the Chinese province of Fujian and that could result in fewer visitors to Macao. More concerning is potential government restrictions on gambling in the region, which could turn gambling stocks from steady growth stocks to risky bets overnight.
The impact was swift on the stock market. Shares of Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) fell as much as 13.8%, Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) dropped 13.9%, and Melco Resorts & Entertainment (NASDAQ:MLCO) was off 9.1% at one point. The stocks are down 11%, 10.4%, and 6.4% at 3:15 p.m. EDT. The drop has even swept up MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), which fell as much as 5.5% today.
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Hot Casino Stocks For 2023: Alcon Inc.(ALC)
Alcon, Inc., an eye care company, researches, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells eye care products for eye care professionals and their patients worldwide. The company's Surgical segment offers equipment, instrumentation and diagnostics, intraocular lenses (IOLs), and other implantables; and consumables, including viscoelastics, surgical solutions, incisional instruments, surgical custom packs, and other products for use in surgical procedures. Its cataract products include centurion vision system, LenSx femtosecond laser, LuxOR surgical ophthalmic microscope, NGENUITY 3D visualization system, and ORA system for intra-operative measurements; custom pak surgical procedure packs; vitreoretinal products comprising constellation vision systems, procedure packs, lasers and hand-held microsurgical instruments, and grieshaber and MIVS instruments, as well as scissors, forceps and micro-instruments, medical grade vitreous tamponades, and Hypervit vitrectomy probes; refractive surgery products, including WaveLight lasers and Contoura Vision used for LASIK treatment; and EX-PRESS glaucoma filtration device; and implantables products, including AcrySof IQ IOLs products include monofocal IOLs and advanced technology IOLs under PanOptix and ReSTOR brands for the correction of presbyopia and astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. Its Vision Care segment provides daily disposable, reusable, and color-enhancing contact lenses; ocular health products, including devices and over-the-counter products for dry eye, over-the-counter products for contact lens care, and ocular allergies; and ocular vitamins and redness relievers under the TOTAL, PRECISION, DAILIES AquaComfort PLUS, Air Optix, Opti-Free, Clear Care, Tears Naturale, Genteal, ICAPS, and Vitalux brands. The company was formerly known as Alcon Universal S.A. and changed the name to Alcon, Inc. in December 2001. Alcon, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Assisted Living Concepts, Inc (ALC), together with its subsidiaries, operates senior living residences in the United States. As of December 31, 2011, the Company operated 211 senior residences in 20 states in the United States totaling 9,325 units and offered residents a supportive, home-like setting and assistance with the activities of daily living.
Hot Casino Stocks For 2023: Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund, Inc.(MNP)
Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund Inc. (the Fund), incorporated on November 24, 1992, is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek a high level of current income, which is exempt from federal income taxes, consistent with the preservation of capital. As a secondary investment objective, the Fund seeks to enhance portfolio value by purchasing tax exempt securities that may appreciate in value relative to other similar obligations in the marketplace. The Fund invests primarily in investment-grade municipal bonds. Its portfolio also includes short-term investments. In July 2007, the Fund announced the completion of its merger with Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund II Inc.
Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund Inc. invests in sectors, such as education, hospitals, transportation, utilities, water and sewer, electric and pollution control. Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC (LMPFA) is the Fund’s investment manager. Its sub-advisor is Western Asset Management Company (Western Asset). Both of these companies are subsidiaries of Legg Mason, Inc.
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Fiera Capital Corp grew its holdings in shares of Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd Inc (NYSE:MNP) by 46.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 196,895 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 62,761 shares during the quarter. Fiera Capital Corp’s holdings in Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd were worth $2,780,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
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Media stories about Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd (NYSE:MNP) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd earned a media sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9266470312802 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Hot Casino Stocks For 2023: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)
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