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Shares of Park National Corp. (NYSE:PRK) saw a significant growth in short interest in May. As of May 30th, there was short interest totalling 844,781 shares, a growth of 0.4% from the May 15th total of 841,001 shares, American Banking & Market News reports. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 32,379 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 26.1 days. Approximately 5.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

Park National Corp. (NYSE:PRK) opened at 77.46 on Thursday. Park National Corp. has a 52 week low of $67.55 and a 52 week high of $86.78. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $73.93 and its 200-day moving average is $77.94. The company has a market cap of $1.192 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.01.

Park National Corp. (NYSE:PRK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 28th. The company reported $1.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.06. Analysts expect that Park National Corp. will post $4.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Park National Corporation (NYSE:PRK), is a bank holding company.

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