Gaming and Leisure Properties Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (NASDAQ:GLPI)
Shares of Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the company, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $45.22.
Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI) traded down 0.53% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $37.40. 64,539 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Gaming and Leisure Properties has a 52-week low of $33.56 and a 52-week high of $53.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $36.82 and a 200-day moving average of $41.31. The company has a market cap of $4.194 billion and a P/E ratio of 219.88.
Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 20th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.32. The company had revenue of $113.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.70 million. On average, analysts predict that Gaming and Leisure Properties will post $2.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Gaming and Leisure Properties from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a $41.30 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Gaming and Leisure Properties in a research note on Saturday, March 8th. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock.
Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI) is engaged in acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple net lease arrangements.
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