Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited [MLCO] stock Upgrade by CLSA analyst, price target now $7.73


Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited [NASDAQ: MLCO] stock went on an upward path that rose over 6.42% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 5.82%. The company report on May 24, 2022 that Melco releases its 2021 Sustainability Report ‘RISE to go Above & Beyond’.

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Driving performance and sustainability initiatives to reach ambitious goals.

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has published its fourth sustainability strategy RISE to go Above & Beyond (link). Through maintaining four key material topics that underpin Melco’s sustainability commitment, including “Restoring our World”, “Inspiring our Communities”, “Sustaining our Supply Chain” and “Empowering our Business”, the strategy drives performance and sustainability initiatives to help the Company reach its ambitious goals.

Over the last 12 months, MLCO stock dropped by -67.40%. The one-year Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited stock forecast points to a potential upside of 47.83.

The market cap for the stock reached $2.63 billion, with 474.06 million shares outstanding and 460.10 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.91M shares, MLCO stock reached a trading volume of 31332643 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited [MLCO]:

CLSA have made an estimate for Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on May 06, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on December 14, 2021, representing the official price target for Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $10, while JP Morgan analysts kept a Neutral rating on MLCO stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited is set at 0.45, with the Price to Sales ratio for MLCO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.34. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 112.80.

MLCO Stock Performance Analysis:

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited [MLCO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.82. With this latest performance, MLCO shares dropped by -1.40% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -44.27% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -67.40% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MLCO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 51.44, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.80, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.01 for Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited [MLCO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 6.32, while it was recorded at 5.13 for the last single week of trading, and 9.56 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited [MLCO] shares currently have an operating margin of -26.97 and a Gross Margin at -1.81. Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -40.34.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -120.54, with Return on Assets sitting at -9.07.

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.40 and a Current Ratio set at 2.40.


The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MLCO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited go to 8.00%.

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited [MLCO] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $959 million, or 41.60% of MLCO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MLCO stocks are: ARGA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LP with ownership of 21,304,591, which is approximately 23.577% of the company’s market cap and around 33.50% of the total institutional ownership; HARDMAN JOHNSTON GLOBAL ADVISORS LLC, holding 20,992,779 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $111.26 million in MLCO stocks shares; and CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, currently with $110.81 million in MLCO stock with ownership of nearly -5.352% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 116 institutional holders increased their position in Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited [NASDAQ:MLCO] by around 21,094,348 shares. Additionally, 124 investors decreased positions by around 24,374,372 shares, while 42 investors held positions by with 135,480,562 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 180,949,282 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MLCO stock had 37 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,735,775 shares, while 39 institutional investors sold positions of 1,859,692 shares during the same period.