2 Hot Stocks To Watch: Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN), EXCO Resources, Inc. (XCO)

Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) was down -0.46% at $21.43 on Saturday, in a 52-week range of $11.93 to $21.64 and with a consensus analyst target price of $21.11. As for the mean price target, it implies downside of -1.95% from the $21.53 prior closing price. Penn National Gaming, Inc. has a 1.84B market cap and its past year revenues were 3.05B. Going from the most negative analyst price target to above consensus is one thing. Now Penn National Gaming, Inc.’s current price is $2.57 shy of the official highest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street.

Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) has risen 55.40% since January and is up 10.63% for the past week. The share price of PENN has increased by over 51.66% in the last six months. This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors.

A look at some of the inputs to technical analysis model shows how Penn National Gaming, Inc. current price compares to its recent moving averages. Penn National Gaming, Inc. is currently trading 9.56% above its 20-day and 40.63% versus the 200-day simple moving averages while 12.77% compared with its 50-day simple moving average. Additionally, Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN) stock price has gone up by 11.32% over the last 20 trading days, and its price is -0.97% below the 52-week high.

For a total return analysis, there is the 12.10% return on equity  to consider. According to the past 12 months report, the income was almost $84.30M and sales remained $3.05B. Its price to sales ratio of 0.64 ranks lower than the industry’s 3.48. Its price/book multiple compared with the 4.59 while its free cash flow yield of 5.44 should be matched with that of its industry’s 20.55.

The Average True Range indicator applied to a daily chart of Apple has a current ATR reading of 0.56. This gives traders an indication of how much volatility or movement they can expect each day. Average True Range looks at the distance the price is traveling each day and plots it on a graph. The ATR reading can then be used by traders to determine when markets are most likely to range, when there is a high interest in a trend, or when extreme levels are being reached indicating a reversal.

EXCO Resources, Inc. (NYSE:XCO) shares were last seen down -0.63% at $0.33, which is -100% lower than the previous trading session. The 52-week range is $0.32 to $1.43. The company has a market cap of $93.23M and its 12 month revenue was almost $291.40M. The stock has been downbeat for quite some time as is down -17.48% for the last 20 trading days, and now the firm’s performance is turning out to be bearish with a -3.48% fall for the week. It has fall by over -72.73% in the last twelve months.

Going from the most bullish analyst price target to below consensus is one thing. Now EXCO Resources, Inc. target price is just $0.5 shy of the official lowest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. It looks like analysts are feeling bearish about the stock with overall sell-side analysts calling it a Buy. Their price objective ranges between $0.50 and $0.50.

For a profitability analysis, there is the 75.30% gross margin to consider. According to the past 5 years report, the company on average reported -57.60% year-over-year EPS growth and sales growth was recorded at -18.50%. Its forward price to earnings ratio ranks lower than the industry’s 20.76. Its current ratio was noted as 0.50 in the most recent quarter.

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