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Increased Earnings Estimates Seen for Melco Crown (MPEL): Can It Move Higher?

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Melco Crown Entertainment Limited is a casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities provider in Macau that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on MPEL’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Melco could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for MPEL

In the past 30 days, 2 estimates have gone higher for Melco while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing significantly from 2 cents a share 30 days ago, to 7 cents per share today.

Current Year Estimates for MPEL

Meanwhile, Melco’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 3 estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from 20 cents per share 30 days ago to 29 cents per share today, an increase of 45%.

MELCO CROWN ENT Price and Consensus


MELCO CROWN ENT Price and Consensus | MELCO CROWN ENT Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 5.9% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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