McCarran Int'l Reports 0.8% Drop in Passengers for Aug. (LVS) (WYNN) (MGM)

September 20, 2013 3:48 PM EDT
Casino stocks are on watch Friday following an update from McCarran International Airport on flight data for the month of August 2013.

McCarran said that August domestic passenger activity fell 1.4 percent, while international passengers saw a 3.4 percent jump. Helicopters and West-side traffic were up 9.8 percent last month.

Overall, traffic fell 0.8 percent to 3.6 million passengers in August.

Year-to-date, airport traffic is down just 0.1 percent, McCarran said.

Delta (NYSE: DAL) took the top spot for airport traffic, up 10.4 percent for August. American was next at 9.9 percent, while Allegiant (Nasdaq: ALGT) was just about flat, Southwest (NYSE: LUV) was off 2.8 percent, and United (NYSE: UAL) fell 3.7 percent.

On watch are Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS), MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD), and Wynn Resorts (Nasdaq: WYNN).

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