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What: Boyd Gaming
So what: Citing better-than-expected results from its Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J., as well as a Las Vegas market that seems poised to bounce in 2011, Barclays also offered a $13 price target for Boyd's shares. At the time of publication, Boyd's volume had already more than doubled its average, so Mr. Market is clearly taking the upgrade to heart.
Now what: Fools, however, know to take analyst opinions with a grain of salt. While Boyd is well-diversified here in the U.S. (15 properties in five states), I still prefer Macau-focused casinos like Las Vegas Sands
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