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How to buy Penn National Gaming stock

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Penn National Gaming, Inc is a resorts & casinos business based in the US. Penn National Gaming shares (PENN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Penn National Gaming employs 18,321 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – PENN – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Penn National Gaming share price

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Penn National Gaming shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$14.31 - $142.00
50-day moving average $108.38
200-day moving average $91.87
Wall St. target price$108.85
PE ratio 77.4324
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.80

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Is it a good time to buy Penn National Gaming stock?

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Is Penn National Gaming under- or over-valued?

Valuing Penn National Gaming stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Penn National Gaming's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Penn National Gaming's P/E ratio

Penn National Gaming's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 77x. In other words, Penn National Gaming shares trade at around 77x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Penn National Gaming's EBITDA

Penn National Gaming's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $592.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Penn National Gaming's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Penn National Gaming financials

Revenue TTM $3.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.3%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.98%
Return on equity TTM -29.69%
Profit margin -18.71%
Book value $16.97
Market capitalisation $14.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Penn National Gaming shares

There are currently 10.0 million Penn National Gaming shares held short by investors – that's known as Penn National Gaming's "short interest". This figure is 0.4% down from 10.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Penn National Gaming shares can be evaluated.

Penn National Gaming's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Penn National Gaming's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Penn National Gaming shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Penn National Gaming shares traded daily (recently around 6.4 million). Penn National Gaming's SIR currently stands at 1.58. In other words for every 100,000 Penn National Gaming shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1580 shares are currently held short.

However Penn National Gaming's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Penn National Gaming shares, or, against the total number of tradable Penn National Gaming shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Penn National Gaming's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Penn National Gaming shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0705% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Penn National Gaming shares, roughly 71 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Penn National Gaming.

Find out more about how you can short Penn National Gaming stock.

Penn National Gaming share dividends

We're not expecting Penn National Gaming to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Penn National Gaming's shares ever split?

Penn National Gaming's shares were split on a 4423:1000 basis on 3 November 2013. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4423 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Penn National Gaming shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 77.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Penn National Gaming shares which in turn could have impacted Penn National Gaming's share price.

Penn National Gaming share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Penn National Gaming's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.31 up to $142. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Penn National Gaming's is 2.6845. This would suggest that Penn National Gaming's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Penn National Gaming overview

Penn National Gaming, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, owns and manages gaming and racing properties, and operates video gaming terminals. It operates through four segments: Northeast, South, West, and Midwest. The company operates live sports betting properties in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia; Barstool Sports, an online sports betting app in Pennsylvania; and online social casino, bingo, and online casinos under the iGaming name in Pennsylvania and Michigan. It also owns and operates horse racetracks in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and Ohio; and harness racetracks in Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. As of December 31, 2020, the company owned, managed, or had ownership interests in 41 gaming and racing properties in 19 states. It owns various trademarks and service marks, including, Ameristar, Argosy, Boomtown, Greektown, Hollywood Casino, Hollywood Gaming, Hollywood Poker, L'Auberge, M Resort, and MYCHOICE.

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