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Penn National Gaming



) pushed the Leisure industry lower today making it today's featured Leisure laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Penn National Gaming fell $0.18 (-1.2%) to $14.46 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,981,183 shares of Penn National Gaming exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,930,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $14.41-$14.68 after having opened the day at $14.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.64. Other companies within the Leisure industry that declined today were:

Denny's Corporation



), down 3.2%,

Famous Dave's of America



), down 3.2%,

Nevada Gold & Casinos



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), down 2.8% and

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment



), down 2.0%.

Penn National Gaming, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and manages gaming and pari-mutuel properties in the United States and Canada. It engages in gaming on slot machines and table games. Penn National Gaming has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 70.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Penn National Gaming a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Penn National Gaming

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front,

Boyd Gaming Corporation



), up 9.9%,




), up 9.4%,

Isle of Capri Casinos



), up 4.9% and

SFX Entertainment



), up 4.4% , were all gainers within the leisure industry with

Las Vegas Sands



) being today's featured leisure industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the leisure industry could consider

PowerShares Dynamic Leisure&Entert



) while those bearish on the leisure industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Services




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