Amid a Las Vegas tragedy, remaining patient with MGM shares

Amid a Las Vegas tragedy, remaining patient with MGM shares

This morning shares of Guilty Pleasure company MGM Resorts (MGM) are under some pressure following the Las Vegas shooting that saw a gunman fire on a crowd of people at an outdoor country music festival. Reports are still being filed, but as of now, the current assessment is that at least 50 people were killed. Again, a tragic event outside of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, which is owned by MGM Resorts, but one that is likely not to be repeated.

As we’ve seen in the past these disruptions, while horrific, tend to only have a short-term impact on the stock, as things settling down to “normal” before too long. We see Las Vegas casinos likely amping up their already considerable security procedures in response, and tourist traffic returning to normal before too long.

Including today’s events, the MGM shares on the Tematica Investing Select List are down just under 2% since we added them in early June. We will remain patient with the position as we wait for the next round fundamental data – monthly gaming figures from Macau and Nevada.

  • Our price target on shares of Guilty Pleasure company MGM Resorts (MGM) remains $37

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Chris Versace, Chief Investment Officer
I'm the Chief Investment Officer of Tematica Research and editor of Tematica Investing newsletter. All of that capitalizes on my near 20 years in the investment industry, nearly all of it breaking down industries and recommending stocks. In that time, I've been ranked an All Star Analyst by Zacks Investment Research and my efforts in analyzing industries, companies and equities have been recognized by both Institutional Investor and Thomson Reuters’ StarMine Monitor. In my travels, I've covered cyclicals, tech and more, which gives me a different vantage point, one that uses not only an ecosystem or food chain perspective, but one that also examines demographics, economics, psychographics and more when formulating my investment views. The question I most often get is "Are you related to…."

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