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Short Interest in Penn National Gaming, Inc (NASDAQ:PENN) Increases By 35

Short Interest in Penn National Gaming, Inc (NASDAQ:PENN) Increases By 35

(EA) by 26.88% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Talking about profitability of the company, the profit margin percentage is 2.99% while its operating margin for the trailing twelve month is at 18.08%. The company has market cap of $153.19 million. 205,035 shares were sold by MasterCard Foundation, worth $21.86 million. These shares are worth $47,322 and were traded at $14.34 each. Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:MPEL) has 0.00% since July 24, 2016 and is. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500. Penn National Gaming had 16 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Norges Bank bought a new stake in shares of Penn National Gaming during the fourth quarter valued at about $18,653,000. (NASDAQ:PENN) notched a 12-month high of $22.17 while $25.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are now evaluating PENN, $2.83 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The stock rose 1.75% or $0.38 reaching $22.14 per share. About 398,819 shares traded. Penn National Gaming, Inc (NASDAQ:PENN) has risen 33.06% since July 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.36% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $47,322 activity. 6,740 shares were sold by GIORNELLI LILLIAN C, worth $55,095. $759,355 worth of stock was sold by Soderlund Patrick on Monday, May 1. The stock had a trading volume of 415,381 shares. Jorgensen Blake J had sold 10,000 shares worth $1.05M.

Manikay Partners Llc increased Office Depot Inc (NASDAQ:ODP) stake by 1.00M shares to 2.50 million valued at $11.30 million in 2016Q4. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 90% are positive. As per Friday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group. The firm has "Buy" rating by Mackie given on Monday, September 21. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Wednesday, November 2 with "Neutral". The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy" on Wednesday, December 7. M Partners maintained Electronic Arts Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.39 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 23 investors sold Cousins Properties Inc shares while 34 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 290.67 million shares or 1.29% less from 294.46 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. The total number of Outstanding Shares is 91.1 Million. Sei Invs holds 133 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Steinberg Asset Mngmt holds 0.35% or 20,375 shares. Da Davidson & Co reported 0% of its portfolio in Electronic Arts Inc. Bryn Mawr Trust Communications reported 0.01% stake. Tygh Cap Management Incorporated invested in 0.89% or 257,166 shares. Alpha Windward Llc has 0.05% invested in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) for 1,036 shares. Boothbay Fund Mngmt Ltd Co owns 14,914 shares or 0.07% of their USA portfolio. Carret Asset Mgmt Limited Co stated it has 17,060 shares or 0.33% of all its holdings. (NASDAQ:EA) for 43,400 shares. Cibc Asset Mgmt Incorporated invested in 13,008 shares.

Another recent and important Electronic Arts Inc. Finally, Parametrica Management Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Penn National Gaming during the first quarter valued at about $539,000. BlueMar Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Penn National Gaming during the first quarter valued at $808,000.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.39 in 2016 Q4. Its up 1.75, from 0.99 in 2016Q3.

Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this PENN. 31 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. Systematic Financial Mngmt Lp invested in 346,925 shares. Analysts anticipate that Penn National Gaming, Inc. will post $0.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. JP Morgan downgraded Penn National Gaming, Inc (NASDAQ:PENN) on Thursday, January 5 to "Neutral" rating.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Penn National Gaming, Inc (NASDAQ:PENN) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research" was originally posted by BNB Daily and is the sole property of of BNB Daily. Cwm Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% or 332 shares in its portfolio. Northern holds 904,478 shares. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers holds 886,766 shares or 0.58% of its portfolio. Covalent Partners Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 635,962 shares.

In the last reported quarter, Penn Natl Gaming Inc reported its Actual EPS (earnings per share) of $0.06/share where most of the analysts working on this stock were estimating the EPS to be $0.08/share. Lpl Lc accumulated 0% or 12,824 shares.

06/19/2017 - Penn National Gaming, Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Instinet.

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