News articles about Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Penn National Gaming earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.9076942388528 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target (up previously from $22.00) on shares of Penn National Gaming in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Penn National Gaming from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Penn National Gaming in a report on Friday, July 14th. BidaskClub cut Penn National Gaming from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group boosted their price target on Penn National Gaming from $23.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $21.00.

Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ PENN) opened at 20.52 on Monday. Penn National Gaming has a one year low of $11.93 and a one year high of $22.19. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $21.07 and a 200-day moving average price of $17.96. The firm has a market cap of $1.86 billion, a PE ratio of 27.65 and a beta of 1.01.

Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.07. Penn National Gaming had a net margin of 2.39% and a negative return on equity of 16.50%. The firm had revenue of $796.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $788.65 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.37 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Penn National Gaming will post $0.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Penn National Gaming

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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