Penn National Gaming Reaches New 52-Week High (PENN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Penn National Gaming (Nasdaq: PENN) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $57.68, above its previous 52-week high of $56.97 with 198,154 shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 821,000 shares over the past 30 days.

Penn National Gaming has a market cap of $4.41 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 15.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Penn National Gaming as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Penn National Gaming Ratings Report.

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