$0.18 EPS Expected for Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN); Wealthtrust Fairport Has Cut By $1.31 Million Its Omnicom Group (OMC) Holding

January 27, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Analysts expect Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) to report $0.18 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 260.00% from last quarter’s $0.05 EPS. PENN’s profit would be $16.36M giving it 45.33 P/E if the $0.18 EPS is correct. After having $0.27 EPS previously, Penn National Gaming, Inc.’s analysts see -33.33% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.12% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $32.64. About 479,980 shares traded. Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) has risen 33.06% since January 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.36% the S&P500.

Wealthtrust Fairport Llc decreased Omnicom Group Inc (OMC) stake by 24.87% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Wealthtrust Fairport Llc sold 17,685 shares as Omnicom Group Inc (OMC)’s stock declined 2.32%. The Wealthtrust Fairport Llc holds 53,428 shares with $3.96M value, down from 71,113 last quarter. Omnicom Group Inc now has $17.90B valuation. The stock increased 1.26% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $77.65. About 1.85M shares traded. Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) has risen 1.15% since January 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.55% the S&P500.

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $8.97 million activity. WILMOTT TIMOTHY J sold $124,303 worth of stock or 5,400 shares. 110,000 shares were sold by Snowden Jay A, worth $2.76 million on Wednesday, October 18. Shares for $440,000 were sold by Sottosanti Carl.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.09, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 20 investors sold Penn National Gaming, Inc. shares while 57 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 87.76 million shares or 3.65% more from 84.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 164,947 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Inc invested in 971,490 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Amp Capital Investors Ltd holds 0% or 16,390 shares in its portfolio. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 57,219 shares. Quinn Opportunity Prtn Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.12% or 33,000 shares. Par Cap owns 1.81M shares. Moreover, First Manhattan has 0% invested in Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN). Bogle Investment L P De has invested 1.03% of its portfolio in Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN). 92,156 were reported by Menta Cap Limited Liability Company. Asset Mgmt Incorporated reported 58 shares. Quantitative Invest Management Ltd Liability Co invested 0% of its portfolio in Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN). Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN). Stifel Finance Corp accumulated 144,034 shares. Ahl Partners Ltd Liability Partnership has 98,052 shares. Sector Pension Board holds 52,422 shares.

Among 12 analysts covering Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Penn National Gaming had 26 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, February 10 the stock rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Hold”. The stock of Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 27. The stock of Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, June 22. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, January 22 with “Buy”. The stock of Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 19 by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock of Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, October 5. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 7 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, November 20. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $28.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Telsey Advisory Group to “Market Perform”.

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 $2.97 billion. The firm operates through Northeast, South/West, and Midwest divisions. It has a 3.7 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.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 56 investors sold OMC shares while 213 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 203 raised stakes. 230.60 million shares or 2.33% more from 225.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Michigan-based Long Road Inv Counsel Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 1.91% in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC). 1.70 million were reported by Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag. 4,244 were accumulated by Johnson Inv Counsel. 2,306 are owned by Srb Corporation. Pggm Investments holds 640,112 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Kings Point Mngmt invested 0% in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC). Raymond James Fincl owns 22,896 shares. Nottingham Advsr invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC). Alliancebernstein Lp has 1.34M shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Commonwealth Equity Ser invested in 11,159 shares or 0% of the stock. Keybank Association Oh holds 40,243 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. First Tru Advsr Ltd Partnership holds 457,103 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Kbc Grp Nv holds 27,097 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Advsr Asset Management owns 66,914 shares. Sun Life Financial holds 5,380 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio.

Analysts await Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $1.55 EPS, up 5.44% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.47 per share. OMC’s profit will be $357.33M for 12.52 P/E if the $1.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.13 actual EPS reported by Omnicom Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 37.17% EPS growth.

Since October 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $653,858 activity. RICE LINDA JOHNSON sold $36,342 worth of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) on Thursday, October 19. Sherman Peter K. had sold 8,310 shares worth $617,516 on Monday, December 11.

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