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Top Stocks To Buy For 2017

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is trading around $12.13 with a P/E ratio of 5.5. A major driver for this decline in stock valuation is the fear surrounding the “global auto slowdown”. However, I think that people are erroneous equating the “US auto slowdown” with a “global auto slowdown”, while these are actually very different things.

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Auto Market Slowdown

US auto sales saw a drop in deliveries by 4.2% during the month of August, which is typically one of the busiest months for the auto industry. In fact, Ford saw an 8.8% year-over-year decline in light vehicle sales in the month of August and expects to see further domestic declines over the coming months into 2017.

Top Stocks To Buy For 2017: EPR Properties(EPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate EPR PROPERTIES as a Buy with a ratings score of B. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. 

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    EPR’s revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 6.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.7%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company’s bottom line, improving the earnings per share.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry average. The net income increased by 17.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $42.71 million to $50.20 million.

     

  • [By Lawrence Meyers]

    I also jumped on the 9% Preferred Series E of an interesting REIT called EPR Properties (EPR), a $2.38 billion trust that owns 114 megaplex movie theaters; nine entertainment retail centers; seven family entertainment centers where one can bowl, enjoy nightlife, or sit atop observational towers; 13 metro ski parks; three water parks; four golf complexes, and 48 public charter schools.

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    EPR’s investment pipeline should drive about 6-7% earnings growth in 2016, and historically the company’s dividend growth has roughly equated to earnings growth. Starting with an above-average 6.5% yield, we find this compelling for income-oriented investors. 

Top Stocks To Buy For 2017: Endeavour Silver Corporation(EXK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    Citing bullish outlook on silver prices, Peter Bures of Canaccord Genuity has started coverage of four silver producers: Pan American Silver Corp. (USA) (NASDAQ: PAAS), Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE: CDE), Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL), and Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE: EXK). The brokerage also assumed coverage of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (NYSE: FSM) with a Buy rating.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, basic materials shares surged by 1.1 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF) and Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE: EXK).

Top Stocks To Buy For 2017: Superior Energy Services Inc.(SPN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, energy shares slipped by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YZC).

Top Stocks To Buy For 2017: Caesars Entertainment Corporation(CZR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By 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.

  • [By AlphaStreetResearch]

    Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR) is a highly overvalued gaming, hotel, and entertainment company with deteriorating fundamentals on all levels in a highly competitive environment. The company’s stock has seen a massive run to the upside on the coattails of other casino and entertainment companies in the space. A considerable catalyst for the push higher in these stocks is the good news coming out of Macau, but this is an area where Caesars has absolutely no exposure and will be locked out of for the foreseeable future after failing to take appropriate licensing measures. Below is our introduction into the business model, its weaknesses, and the new selling or shorting opportunity that exists for CZR after the recent appreciation in share price. Investors will soon realize that there is little upside value in this company and that there are much better opportunities in this space. The company is now amidst a major struggle from a debt standpoint with major deadlines approaching over the next year and a half. The company is in no position to thrive going forward unless major steps are taken to overhaul the company’s capital structure. Caesars Entertainment has a market cap of $3.19 Billion after the stock has moved up over 225% year to date and reports its next quarter on October 31, 2013. With this in mind, we value CZR at $21.00 by year-end of 2013 and $14.00 by August 1, 2014, a decrease of 40% from current levels. We will later highlight:

Top Stocks To Buy For 2017: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, basic materials shares climbed by 1.90 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI) and Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF).

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Monday's regular session.

    Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) Jan17 22.0 Calls: 20500 @ ASK $1.20: 22k traded vs 2041 OI: Earnings 7/26 After Close $17.63 Ref Antero Resources Corp (NYSE: AR) Aug16 25.0 Calls: 7500 @ ASK $2.30: 11k traded vs 560 OI: Earnings 8/3 $26.06 Ref Mobileye NV (NYSE: MBLY) Fri 7/22 52.0 Calls (Wkly) Sweep: 1000 @ ASK $0.50: 1003 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 8/4 $48.50 Ref Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF) 7/29 8.0 Calls (Wkly) Sweep: 1000 @ ASK $0.15: 1000 traded vs 1 OI: Earnings 7/28 Before Open $6.83 Ref Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI) Nov16 22.0 Calls Sweep: 1520 @ ASK $1.85: 1520 traded vs 67 OI: Earnings 8/1 $20.64 Ref Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (NYSE: FSM) Aug16 7.5 Calls: 2496 @ ASK $1.65: 2502 traded vs 162 OI: Earnings 8/5 $8.81 Ref Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: MPEL) 7/29 13.0 Calls (Wkly): 4300 @ ASK $0.30: 7000 traded vs 10 OI: Earnings 8/4 $12.22 Ref

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  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) has gained 1.2% to $5.16 after getting upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Macquarie.

    Mattress Firm (MFRM) has plunged 14% to $29.00 after missing earning forecasts and lowering its guidance.

2 Huge Projects May Help Speed Recovery of Las Vegas

Vegas Hilton New Owner John Locher/AP Because it’s so heavily dependent on domestic tourism, Las Vegas was one of the hardest-hit American cities during last decade’s recession. So much so that five-plus years later, it has yet to fully recover, with numerous key economic indicators remaining stubbornly below their pre-slump levels. However, two recently announced, large-scale renovation efforts on choice pieces of real estate — along with other key projects soon coming onstream — should help juice the economy of this glitziest of American cities. Hail Caesar Caesars Entertainment (CZR) announced in July it would spend nearly $250 million to spruce up The Quad, a 2,256-room hotel on the Strip (the stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard home to most of the city’s famous casinos and resorts) and north of Flamingo Road. The facility will also get a name change come Oct. 30 of this year, to LINQ Hotel & Casino. This ties the hotel more strongly with the adjacent property Caesars owns, simply known as The LINQ. The oddly spelled complex is a popular shopping, dining and entertainment plaza, so it’s probably a good marketing strategy for Caesars to rechristen the hotel after it. The renovation should help breathe some life into The Quad and bring it up to the standards of some of its neighbors on The Strip. Or, in the words of Caesars’ chief marketing officer, make it the venue of “a complete lifestyle experience at one of the best locations in Las Vegas.” Stay With the Ghost of Elvis Renovations are also on the way at another massive Vegas property, the nearly 3,000-room hotel now known as the Westgate Las Vegas, on Paradise Road. It’s named after its new owner, the privately owned timeshare operator Westgate Resorts. The complex has a long and storied history. When opened in 1969 as The International Hotel, it was the largest hotel in the world. No less a personage than Elvis Presley resided in one of the International’s penthouses; he also performed in the hotel’s theater. Since then, the structure has gone through several ownership changes. The record for longest tenure belongs to the company now known as Hilton Worldwide (HLT), which purchased the property in 1970 and held it for nearly 30 years. Westgate Resorts bought the building from investment bank Goldman Sachs (GS) in a deal announced at the end of June. The price was not disclosed. Westgate promises to “renovate every square inch” of its new asset, spending around $250 million to do so. Some accommodations, unsurprisingly, will become time shares. Vegas Rocks These aren’t the only projects that’ll change the character of the Strip and its environs. Later this month, a newcomer to the Vegas resort scene, privately held restaurant and nightclub concern SBE Entertainment, will open the doors of its sparkling 1,620-room SLS Las Vegas. This is a $415 million refurbishment of what was once the Sahara Hotel & Casino located just north of Westgate Las Vegas. Just down the Strip, fists will pump and lighters will be waved at City of Rock. The 33-acre campus, which will have capacity for 80,000 or so people, is to be home to the U.S. version of the durable Rock in Rio festival. The initial extravaganza is scheduled for 2015, and the campus will be repurposed for other events when Rio’s not in town. A consortium of investors, including longtime Vegas high roller MGM Resorts International (MGM), is behind the $20 million project. That isn’t the only asset the company’s paying for. September will see the official opening of its 1,100-room Delano Las Vegas, an $80 million repurposing of its existing THEhotel in the company’s sprawling Mandalay Bay complex. Rolling for Prosperity Vegas needs an economic lift. Although the city has improved certain key financial metrics over the past few years, its annual gross domestic product (as of 2012) was hovering slightly below its pre-recession peak. Meanwhile, in terms of unemployment, Vegas’ most recent monthly rate is 7.9 percent, well above the national rate of 6.1 percent. On the plus side, more visitors are flowing in. In the first six months of the year, nearly 20.7 million of them arrived, an improvement of over 4 percent on a year-over-year basis. Collectively, Vegas hopes for this momentum to keep rolling, like a hot pair of dice. More from Eric Volkman
•Is This ‘Game Over’ for Video Game Consoles? •Procter & Gamble Is Kissing Most of Its Brands Goodbye •How Visa, MasterCard Earn Cash (and Why You Should Care)

2 Huge Projects May Help Speed Recovery of Las Vegas

Vegas Hilton New Owner John Locher/AP Because it’s so heavily dependent on domestic tourism, Las Vegas was one of the hardest-hit American cities during last decade’s recession. So much so that five-plus years later, it has yet to fully recover, with numerous key economic indicators remaining stubbornly below their pre-slump levels. However, two recently announced, large-scale renovation efforts on choice pieces of real estate — along with other key projects soon coming onstream — should help juice the economy of this glitziest of American cities. Hail Caesar Caesars Entertainment (CZR) announced in July it would spend nearly $250 million to spruce up The Quad, a 2,256-room hotel on the Strip (the stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard home to most of the city’s famous casinos and resorts) and north of Flamingo Road. The facility will also get a name change come Oct. 30 of this year, to LINQ Hotel & Casino. This ties the hotel more strongly with the adjacent property Caesars owns, simply known as The LINQ. The oddly spelled complex is a popular shopping, dining and entertainment plaza, so it’s probably a good marketing strategy for Caesars to rechristen the hotel after it. The renovation should help breathe some life into The Quad and bring it up to the standards of some of its neighbors on The Strip. Or, in the words of Caesars’ chief marketing officer, make it the venue of “a complete lifestyle experience at one of the best locations in Las Vegas.” Stay With the Ghost of Elvis Renovations are also on the way at another massive Vegas property, the nearly 3,000-room hotel now known as the Westgate Las Vegas, on Paradise Road. It’s named after its new owner, the privately owned timeshare operator Westgate Resorts. The complex has a long and storied history. When opened in 1969 as The International Hotel, it was the largest hotel in the world. No less a personage than Elvis Presley resided in one of the International’s penthouses; he also performed in the hotel’s theater. Since then, the structure has gone through several ownership changes. The record for longest tenure belongs to the company now known as Hilton Worldwide (HLT), which purchased the property in 1970 and held it for nearly 30 years. Westgate Resorts bought the building from investment bank Goldman Sachs (GS) in a deal announced at the end of June. The price was not disclosed. Westgate promises to “renovate every square inch” of its new asset, spending around $250 million to do so. Some accommodations, unsurprisingly, will become time shares. Vegas Rocks These aren’t the only projects that’ll change the character of the Strip and its environs. Later this month, a newcomer to the Vegas resort scene, privately held restaurant and nightclub concern SBE Entertainment, will open the doors of its sparkling 1,620-room SLS Las Vegas. This is a $415 million refurbishment of what was once the Sahara Hotel & Casino located just north of Westgate Las Vegas. Just down the Strip, fists will pump and lighters will be waved at City of Rock. The 33-acre campus, which will have capacity for 80,000 or so people, is to be home to the U.S. version of the durable Rock in Rio festival. The initial extravaganza is scheduled for 2015, and the campus will be repurposed for other events when Rio’s not in town. A consortium of investors, including longtime Vegas high roller MGM Resorts International (MGM), is behind the $20 million project. That isn’t the only asset the company’s paying for. September will see the official opening of its 1,100-room Delano Las Vegas, an $80 million repurposing of its existing THEhotel in the company’s sprawling Mandalay Bay complex. Rolling for Prosperity Vegas needs an economic lift. Although the city has improved certain key financial metrics over the past few years, its annual gross domestic product (as of 2012) was hovering slightly below its pre-recession peak. Meanwhile, in terms of unemployment, Vegas’ most recent monthly rate is 7.9 percent, well above the national rate of 6.1 percent. On the plus side, more visitors are flowing in. In the first six months of the year, nearly 20.7 million of them arrived, an improvement of over 4 percent on a year-over-year basis. Collectively, Vegas hopes for this momentum to keep rolling, like a hot pair of dice. More from Eric Volkman
•Is This ‘Game Over’ for Video Game Consoles? •Procter & Gamble Is Kissing Most of Its Brands Goodbye •How Visa, MasterCard Earn Cash (and Why You Should Care)