Wake up New York! The Giants are Super Bowl Champs once again! No doubt, there will most likely be at least a few day traders out there this Monday who will be regretting the celebrating of their beloved Giants winning their second title in four years a little too hard. Or hedge fund managers who sought solace from spirits for their beloved New England Patriots losing.
Either way, while New Years Day might be considered the biggest hangover day of the year (and also a big day for football), the day following the Super Bowl would have to be a close second for most, and number one for Giants fans this year. So, without further ado, for those investors feeling pretty lousy this morning, here are some of the stocks that might have done you in.
"Why is everything so bright and loud?!"
Perhaps that drinking game where everyone agreed to take a shot for every costume change Madonna made during the halftime show wasn't such a solid idea after all. If you're like most Americans, the beverages that you're currently regretting the most were probably made from malted barley and hops. In that case, it's more than likely that Anheuser-Busch (BUD) or SABMiller (SAB.LON) is what you were drinking as each company owns a variety of different brands beyond the iconic Budweiser and Miller.
However, for those interested in a more selective approach to beer, Craft Brew Alliance (HOOK) might be the source of one's regrets. Anyone partaking in the harder stuff might be cursing the tickers of BEAM, Inc. (BEAM) or the Brown-Forman Corporation (BF.B), the maker of Jack Daniel's.
"How much Pepto Bismol can I take in one sitting without dying?"
Even for the more responsible among us who opted not to over-imbibe, it's entirely possible that an entirely different form of consumption has left the cold sting of regret (in the form of a hot sting of heart burn) with you this morning. Snacks are every bit as much a part of most Super Bowl traditions as any other, and what's more American than combining football with overindulgence?
Chips like Doritos are lovely in moderation, but if you're regretting that ninth bag, shake your fist at PepsiCo (PEP), which owns the brand. Order too much pizza? You might be hating yourself this morning, but Domino's Pizza (DPZ) or Papa John's (PZZA) probably aren't. Of course, if you opted not to watch at home and went out instead, it's entirely possible that your heart-burn is being fueled by the spicy hot wings of Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD).
"Don't worry honey, the Pats are a mortal lock!"
Obviously, anyone investing in the stock market couldn't possibly have any interest in gambling, so it'll probably come as a surprise to readers to know that quite a bit of money is won or lost on the outcome of the game. Or how many points were scored. Or the coin toss.
In the end, those individuals who might be wishing they weren't so clear headed because of the considerable sums of money they lost betting on Tom Brady's seemingly golden arm could possibly be looking at tickets from the sports books at Wynn (WYNN), the Las Vegas Sands (LVS), or MGM Resorts (MGM).
Those casinos, though, are most likely hurting. A lot of bettors took up the long odds on the Giants at the start of the playoffs when either the Saints or Packers appeared to be locks to have a rematch of the season opener in the NFC title game, and Vegas sports books are taking a beating on another upset win by the Giants. Of course, anyone with the foresight to bet on a safety being the first score of the game (the first time since Fran Tarkenton fell on a fumbled hand-off in Super Bowl IX) is likely sitting pretty. Some website had odds as long as 60-1 on such a bet.
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