Conestoga Capital Advisors Trimmed By $3.01 Million Its Healthcare Svcs Grp (HCSG) Stake; Penn National Gaming (PENN) Sentiment Is 1.35

February 19, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Penn National Gaming, Inc. owns and manages gaming and racing facilities, and operates video gaming terminals with a focus on slot machine entertainment. The company has market cap of $2.55 billion. The firm operates through Northeast, South/West, and Midwest divisions. It has a 5.21 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 27 facilities in 17 jurisdictions, including California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario, Canada.

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc decreased Healthcare Svcs Grp Inc (HCSG) stake by 5.85% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc sold 56,731 shares as Healthcare Svcs Grp Inc (HCSG)’s stock rose 12.08%. The Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc holds 912,722 shares with $49.26M value, down from 969,453 last quarter. Healthcare Svcs Grp Inc now has $3.62B valuation. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $49.39. About 404,130 shares traded. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has risen 24.89% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.19% the S&P500.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $126,875 activity. BRIGGS JOHN sold 2,500 shares worth $126,875.

Among 4 analysts covering Healthcare Services (NASDAQ:HCSG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Healthcare Services had 15 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, August 22 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4900 target in Monday, June 5 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, October 18 with “Hold”. Robert W. Baird downgraded Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) on Wednesday, February 7 to “Hold” rating. The company was reinitiated on Friday, November 3 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, October 17. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 21 report. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 2. As per Wednesday, July 12, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 16 with “Outperform”.

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc increased Henry Jack & Assoc Inc (NASDAQ:JKHY) stake by 9,853 shares to 16,403 valued at $1.69 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Esco Technologies Inc (NYSE:ESE) stake by 270,326 shares and now owns 736,105 shares. Descartes Sys Group Inc (NASDAQ:DSGX) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 10 investors sold HCSG shares while 78 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 66.03 million shares or 1.32% more from 65.17 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Eagle Asset has 0.04% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). State Of Wisconsin Inv Board holds 0.03% or 178,734 shares. Legal & General Plc holds 145,743 shares. The Ohio-based Strs Ohio has invested 0% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). North Star Invest Mgmt Corp reported 0.35% stake. California-based Whittier has invested 0.09% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). 9,825 were reported by Amalgamated Retail Bank. Price T Rowe Associate Md owns 2.65M shares. Copeland Mgmt Ltd Liability Co stated it has 1.45% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Susquehanna Int Gru Llp reported 27,726 shares. Blackrock accumulated 8.95M shares. Great West Life Assurance Can invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Barclays Public Limited Liability Company holds 1,653 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Glenmede Tru Com Na invested in 1,016 shares or 0% of the stock. Rhumbline Advisers reported 145,895 shares stake.

The stock decreased 0.43% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $28.06. About 1.11M shares traded. Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN) has risen 33.06% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.36% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Penn Natl Gaming’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Penn Natl Gaming, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $14.0 while the high is $23.0. The stock’s average target of $18.25 is -34.96% below today’s ($28.06) share price. PENN was included in 4 notes of analysts from October 28, 2016. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 5 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 28 by Telsey Advisory. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Friday, February 10. FBR Capital maintained the shares of PENN in report on Monday, April 10 with “Outperform” rating.

Hg Vora Capital Management Llc holds 19.11% of its portfolio in Penn National Gaming, Inc. for 6.05 million shares. Waterfront Capital Partners Llc owns 961,131 shares or 3.19% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Rk Capital Management Llc has 2.36% invested in the company for 433,198 shares. The Massachusetts-based Bogle Investment Management L P De has invested 1.03% in the stock. Broad Run Investment Management Llc, a Virginia-based fund reported 1.20 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider purchase, and 9 sales for $8.90 million activity.

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