Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of 0.90% or $0.34 shares. The trading starts at $38.77 and closed at $37.66 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $37.46 and day high was $38.785 on Friday, June 19. After the session, the Real Estate sector daily volume shifted to 3.58 million while its average volume is 2.80M. In other hand, the GLPI market cap reached to $7.83B. While, its current target price is $38.00 according to WSJ.
Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -0.73% and up 16.14% for month. Its quarterly performance was 101.17% above, while its half year performance is down -8.59%. GLPI yearly performance stood at negative -5.51% and fall -10.61% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. is 2.00.
Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. GLPI EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 1.79. EPS for this year is 14.60%, while for the next year its value is 2.09. Sales growth for the current quarter is 3.24 while its EPS Q/Q reached 4.10%. It has an EPS of 9.00% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 6.54%.
Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on GLPI for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 12 of 13 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 1 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 14 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 14, 0 rated it sell, 12 rated it as Buy and 2 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $27.00-$42.00. Average target price for GLPI was reached at $34.85.
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), Blackrock Inc. and Capital World Investors are the top three holders in Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. (GLPI) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has 30.07 million shares which valued 833.37 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. owned 14.58 million shares which valued at 404.07 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Capital World Investors has a total of 13.63 million shares which valued at 377.64 million. In the end, Capital World Investors have 6.34% shares outstanding of Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. (GLPI) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 2.80% and institutional holding shifted to 90.50%.
The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 1.79. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 7 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.48, while 0.42 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for GLPI published in the report was 0.45-0.53 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.42 which is lower than 0.44 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.
A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for GLPI rise 1.40% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 22.90% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 2.60%. The moving average value for Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. (GLPI) is 36.98 and 33.31 for 200 and 50 days respectively.
Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in GLPI stock. On Mar 17, SHANKS EARL C, Director, bought 10,000 trading shares at the cost of $19.31, which valued at 0.19 million. On Mar 16, CARLINO PETER M, Chairman,CEO,President, bought 47,000 shares at the cost of $20.63, with total shares of 4,891,910. On Mar 13, Urdang E Scott, Director, bought 10,000 shares at the cost of 30.71. After this transaction, Urdang E Scott total shares reached to 119,299 which valued at 0.31 million.