News stories about Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Penn National Gaming earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3384978125627 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $27.83. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 846,648 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,265,419. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 18.36. The stock has a market cap of $2,540.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.73, a P/E/G ratio of 6.90 and a beta of 1.32. Penn National Gaming has a 12 month low of $12.77 and a 12 month high of $28.04.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on PENN shares. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Penn National Gaming from $22.00 to $26.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Telsey Advisory Group lowered Penn National Gaming from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Penn National Gaming from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Saturday, October 7th. ValuEngine lowered Penn National Gaming from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Penn National Gaming from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.55.

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In other Penn National Gaming news, insider Jay A. Snowden sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.86, for a total value of $1,043,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 86,281 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,799,821.66. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Timothy J. Wilmott sold 5,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.02, for a total value of $124,308.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 460,600 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,603,012. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 420,813 shares of company stock worth $9,924,682 in the last 90 days. 10.17% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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