After dropping more than 30 percent over the past four months, Wynn Resorts is now a ‘buy’ KeyBanc Capital Markets’ Dennis Forst told the “Fast Money” team Monday.
Forst noted that the company will benefit from continued strength in Macau and the ongoing recovery of the Las Vegas gambling market.
“When you put in the terrific balance sheet that Wynn’s got, the secular growth in both Macau—where they get over 70 percent of their cash flow—and Las Vegas, [and] a dividend yield that is over 6 percent—including the special this year, we think it's a pretty compelling valuation,” he said.
OptionMonster’s Pete Najarian agrees.
“I still like this stock. I like it at these levels,” he said. “I think there is plenty of upside here.”
Forst said he wasn’t concerned about any risk to the downside in Macau because he thinks that is already factored into the price of the stock.
“If there is a global recession of some length of time and it impacts Chinese exporting and manufacturing, that is one of the risks,” he said. “But we are comfortable with the valuation reflecting that and we don’t think that’s going to happen.”
And while gambling has yet to come back in Las Vegas, there have been encouraging signs, Forst said. He noted the foot traffic, hotel occupancy and room rates are all moving in the right direction.
(Related: Wynn Resorts rises as analyst lifts rating)
Plus, the amount of coin put into slot machines on the Las Vegas strip has been up six months in a row.
“That is the first time in over four years that we have seen any uptrend in slot business,” Forst said. “We are figuring that is another positive sign.”
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