Penn National Gaming’s (PENN) Buy Rating Reiterated at Stifel Nicolaus

Stifel Nicolaus reissued their buy rating on shares of Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. The firm currently has a $33.00 price target on the stock.

Several other equities analysts have also recently commented on the company. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Penn National Gaming from $22.00 to $26.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Barclays raised their price objective on Penn National Gaming from $23.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Telsey Advisory Group cut Penn National Gaming from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and set a $26.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Penn National Gaming from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Penn National Gaming from a c+ rating to a b+ rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $25.00.

Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ PENN) traded up $0.44 during trading on Monday, hitting $31.34. The stock had a trading volume of 2,378,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,292,729. The stock has a market cap of $2,814.85, a PE ratio of 41.76, a P/E/G ratio of 7.72 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 18.36, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 0.82. Penn National Gaming has a 12 month low of $13.00 and a 12 month high of $31.42.

In other news, insider Jay A. Snowden sold 110,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.07, for a total transaction of $2,757,700.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 46,281 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,160,264.67. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Timothy J. Wilmott sold 23,419 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.27, for a total value of $544,960.13. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 479,119 shares in the company, valued at $11,149,099.13. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 340,113 shares of company stock worth $8,195,376 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 10.17% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in PENN. FMR LLC grew its holdings in Penn National Gaming by 689.3% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,132,702 shares of the company’s stock worth $109,840,000 after acquiring an additional 4,482,402 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC acquired a new position in Penn National Gaming during the third quarter worth about $36,544,000. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC acquired a new position in Penn National Gaming during the second quarter worth about $20,760,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its holdings in Penn National Gaming by 384.9% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 929,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,891,000 after acquiring an additional 737,800 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in Penn National Gaming by 35.1% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,393,714 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,225,000 after acquiring an additional 622,482 shares during the period. 97.61% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Penn National Gaming Company Profile

Penn National Gaming, Inc (Penn) is an owner and manager of gaming and racing facilities, and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. The Company operates through three segments: Northeast, South/West and Midwest. The Northeast segment consists of various properties, including Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Hollywood Casino Bangor, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Hollywood Casino Toledo.

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