why PENN Entertainment Inc. [PENN] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $50.44

PENN Entertainment Inc. [NASDAQ: PENN] surged by $0.82 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $30.67 during the day while it closed the day at $29.90. The company report on October 10, 2022 that PENN Entertainment to Pursue Four New Growth Projects, Including the Land-based Relocations of Hollywood Casinos in Aurora and Joliet (Illinois) and New Hotels at Hollywood Casino Columbus (Ohio) and the M Resort (Nevada).

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Company to Amend Master Lease with Gaming and Leisure Properties to Facilitate and Fund up to $575 Million of the Approximately $850 Million Overall Project Budget.

PENN Entertainment, Inc. (“PENN” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: PENN) announced today that it intends to relocate its riverboat casinos in Aurora and Joliet, Illinois to new land-based facilities and to build a new hotel at Hollywood Columbus in Ohio and a second hotel tower at the M Resort in Henderson, Nevada.

PENN Entertainment Inc. stock has also gained 2.15% of its value over the past 7 days. However, PENN stock has declined by -12.90% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -23.14% and lost -42.33% year-on date.

The market cap for PENN stock reached $5.00 billion, with 164.80 million shares outstanding and 157.50 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.73M shares, PENN reached a trading volume of 4197216 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about PENN Entertainment Inc. [PENN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PENN shares is $50.44 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PENN stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Canaccord Genuity have made an estimate for PENN Entertainment Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on October 06, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, JMP Securities raised their target price to Mkt Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on June 28, 2022, representing the official price target for PENN Entertainment Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $49, while Jefferies analysts kept a Buy rating on PENN stock. On April 25, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for PENN shares from 55 to 51.

The Average True Range (ATR) for PENN Entertainment Inc. is set at 1.75, with the Price to Sales ratio for PENN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.80. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.31, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 10.22. Price to Free Cash Flow for PENN in the course of the last twelve months was 9.56 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.90.

PENN stock trade performance evaluation

PENN Entertainment Inc. [PENN] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.15. With this latest performance, PENN shares dropped by -4.81% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -23.14% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -61.32% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for PENN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.48, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.35, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.86 for PENN Entertainment Inc. [PENN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 31.35, while it was recorded at 29.19 for the last single week of trading, and 36.75 for the last 200 days.

PENN Entertainment Inc. [PENN]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and PENN Entertainment Inc. [PENN] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.98 and a Gross Margin at +40.86. PENN Entertainment Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.13.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 12.46, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.31.

PENN Entertainment Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.90.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for PENN Entertainment Inc. [PENN] stock

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for PENN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for PENN Entertainment Inc. go to 5.64%.

PENN Entertainment Inc. [PENN]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $3,950 million, or 83.80% of PENN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PENN stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 20,826,118, which is approximately 7.204% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 17,802,145 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $532.28 million in PENN stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $333.04 million in PENN stock with ownership of nearly -30.022% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in PENN Entertainment Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 218 institutional holders increased their position in PENN Entertainment Inc. [NASDAQ:PENN] by around 21,068,634 shares. Additionally, 277 investors decreased positions by around 19,981,544 shares, while 109 investors held positions by with 91,063,788 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 132,113,966 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PENN stock had 58 new institutional investments in for a total of 12,080,367 shares, while 110 institutional investors sold positions of 3,430,731 shares during the same period.


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