S&P 500   3,901.36
DOW   31,261.90
QQQ   288.68
S&P 500   3,901.36
DOW   31,261.90
QQQ   288.68
S&P 500   3,901.36
DOW   31,261.90
QQQ   288.68
S&P 500   3,901.36
DOW   31,261.90
QQQ   288.68

Penn National Gaming Stock Competitors

+1.12 (+3.65%)
(As of 05/20/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
5.00 million shs
Average Volume
5.10 million shs
Market Capitalization
$5.30 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield


Should you be buying Penn National Gaming stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Penn National Gaming include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts International (MGM), Caesars Entertainment (CZR), Advanced Drainage Systems (WMS), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), Churchill Downs (CHDN), Boyd Gaming (BYD), Scientific Games (SGMS), International Game Technology (IGT), and Monarch Casino & Resort (MCRI). These companies are all part of the "casinos & gaming" industry.

Penn National Gaming vs.

Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) and Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, community ranking, risk, analyst recommendations and media sentiment.

34.3% of Las Vegas Sands shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.3% of Penn National Gaming shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Las Vegas Sands shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Penn National Gaming shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Las Vegas Sands received 493 more outperform votes than Penn National Gaming when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 73.04% of users gave Las Vegas Sands an outperform vote while only 71.55% of users gave Penn National Gaming an outperform vote.

Las Vegas SandsOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Penn National GamingOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Penn National Gaming has higher revenue and earnings than Las Vegas Sands. Las Vegas Sands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Penn National Gaming, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Las Vegas Sands$4.23 billion6.04-$961 million$2.4113.88
Penn National Gaming$5.91 billion0.90$420.80 million$2.2414.19

Las Vegas Sands has a net margin of 46.40% compared to Penn National Gaming's net margin of 6.16%. Penn National Gaming's return on equity of 10.91% beat Las Vegas Sands' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Las Vegas Sands 46.40% -33.07% -4.93%
Penn National Gaming 6.16% 10.91% 2.32%

In the previous week, Penn National Gaming had 25 more articles in the media than Las Vegas Sands. MarketBeat recorded 30 mentions for Penn National Gaming and 5 mentions for Las Vegas Sands. Las Vegas Sands' average media sentiment score of 0.11 beat Penn National Gaming's score of 0.08 indicating that Las Vegas Sands is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Las Vegas Sands
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Penn National Gaming
2 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
13 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

Las Vegas Sands currently has a consensus target price of $50.17, indicating a potential upside of 49.93%. Penn National Gaming has a consensus target price of $67.28, indicating a potential upside of 111.63%. Given Penn National Gaming's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Penn National Gaming is more favorable than Las Vegas Sands.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Las Vegas Sands
1 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
Penn National Gaming
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Las Vegas Sands has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Penn National Gaming has a beta of 2.35, indicating that its stock price is 135% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Penn National Gaming beats Las Vegas Sands on 12 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding PENN and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) vs. Its Competitors

MetricPenn National GamingHotels & motels IndustryDiscretionary SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$5.30B$8.29B$6.21B$5.71B
Dividend YieldN/A2.32%2.80%3.21%
P/E Ratio14.1946.1317.0513.05
Price / Sales0.902.7721.35102.37
Price / Cash6.6035.4413.6283.76
Price / Book1.355.923.574.62
Net Income$420.80M-$40.15M$277.61M$240.16M
7 Day Performance1.53%-4.15%-1.68%0.26%
1 Month Performance-13.02%-13.87%-9.67%-9.93%
1 Year Performance-59.02%-26.26%-16.69%-26.70%

Penn National Gaming Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Las Vegas Sands
1.8864 of 5 stars
MGM Resorts International
3.1867 of 5 stars
-13.4%$14.64B$9.68B11.1669,000Analyst Upgrade
Gap Up
Caesars Entertainment
2.5104 of 5 stars
-50.0%$10.42B$9.57B-8.3923,000Positive News
Advanced Drainage Systems
2.6082 of 5 stars
-6.4%$7.55B$2.77B33.305,000Earnings Report
Dividend Increase
Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
Wynn Resorts
2.046 of 5 stars
-50.5%$7.31B$3.76B-11.0126,950Analyst Report
Gap Up
Churchill Downs
2.9814 of 5 stars
-4.1%$7.05B$1.60B28.475,000Gap Up
Boyd Gaming
3.0415 of 5 stars
-7.5%$6.03B$3.37B11.9115,114Insider Selling
Scientific Games
2.6306 of 5 stars
N/A$5.61B$2.15B15.579,500Analyst Report
International Game Technology
3.0115 of 5 stars
Monarch Casino & Resort
2.5548 of 5 stars
Isleworth Healthcare Acquisition
1.4665 of 5 stars
N/A+1.4%$259.41MN/A0.00N/ANegative News
This page was last updated on 5/22/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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