Analyst Stock Ratings: Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN), Valley National Bancorp (VLY)

Jeannie Matthews
January 13, 2018

This company shares are 2.19% off its target price of $1280.16 and the current market capitalization stands at $594.04B.

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly 3.47%. About 3.73 million shares traded or 97.13% up from the average.

Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. It has outperformed by 8.14% the S&P500.

Ftb Advisors Inc increased Amazon.Com Inc (AMZN) stake by 70.13% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Emerald Advisers Inc sold 113,808 shares as the company's stock declined 11.29% while stock markets rallied.

According to Zacks, "Valley National Bancorp is a bank holding company whose principal subsidiary is Valley National Bank". Cwh Capital Management Inc who had been investing in American Intl Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $54.95 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.67% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $97.49. About 1.52M shares traded. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has risen 31.96% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.77% the S&P500. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 94% are positive. Arcelormittal had 53 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, October 23 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The stock of Darden Restaurants, Inc. Cowen & Co initiated it with "Buy" rating and $71.0 target in Tuesday, November 7 report. Through this figure traders can analyze that SBGL show whether or not a stock now most active and standing in buying side or sell side. The rating was maintained by Needham on Wednesday, September 27 with "Buy". The company was maintained on Friday, September 4 by JP Morgan. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was upgraded by Wood to "Outperform". The company was upgraded on Friday, January 29 by Sandler O'Neill. Piper Jaffray maintained, Inc. Piper Jaffray has "Buy" rating and $120000 target. WILKE JEFFREY A sold $701,045 worth of, Inc. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, April 12 to "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, April 29 by Axiom Capital. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on February, 1. During last 3 month period, 0.04% of total institutional ownership has changed in the company shares. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.17 on a per share basis this quarter. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 4 think it is Hold. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks. $2.67 million worth of, Inc. Another trade for 544 shares valued at $536,666 was sold by Reynolds Shelley. $536,666 worth of, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 536 shares. Blackburn Jeffrey M sold $2.05M worth of, Inc.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.66 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.10, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 12 investors sold Valley National Bancorp shares while 64 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 657 raised stakes. 167.29 million shares or 2.75% more from 162.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Trust LP invested in 0.02% or 544,734 shares. (NASDAQ:AMZN) or 25,681 shares. 479 are owned by Heritage Wealth. Lsv Asset holds 386,500 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:ACAD). Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt reported 0% in ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Llc, a Texas-based fund reported 15.63M shares. It also increased its holding in Spartannash Co. California Employees Retirement Sys accumulated 0.01% or 628,418 shares. F&V Capital Mngmt Ltd holds 562 shares. 279.77 million shares or 1.91% less from 285.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 66,897 are owned by Axiom Intl De. Northern Corp invested in 5.86 million shares. (NASDAQ:ACAD). Sg Americas Securities Ltd Llc reported 4,346 shares.

Analysts are speculating a 28.87% move, based on the high target price ($15) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. Private Advisor Limited Liability Company accumulated 0% or 16,155 shares. It also increased its holding in G1 Therapeutics Inc by 17,977 shares in the quarter, for a total of 728,433 shares, and has risen its stake in Chegg Inc (NYSE:CHGG).

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $531,665 activity. Therefore 50% are positive. RBC Capital Markets has "Sector Perform" rating and $9 target. With 1.52M avg volume, 8 days are for Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY)'s short sellers to cover VLY's short positions. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) on Thursday, December 21 with "Buy" rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) on Monday, May 29 with "Hold" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, December 4. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, August 3. Waratah Capital Advisors has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY).

Capital Advisors Inc, which manages about $1.63B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) by 153,559 shares to 443,865 shares, valued at $10.73M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. The stock of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) has "Sell" rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Guggenheim. They expect $0.17 earnings per share, down 10.53% or $0.02 from last year's $0.19 per share. VLY's profit will be $44.94M for 17.65 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. Brinker reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY).

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