| Penn National Gaming is an owner and manager of gaming and racing properties, retail and online sports betting operations, and video gaming terminal operations. Co.'s subsidiary, Penn Interactive Ventures, LLC, operates retail sports betting, as well as online sports betting, online social casino, bingo and online casinos (iGaming). Co. also operates an online sports betting app called Barstool Sports in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Co.'s segments are Northeast, South, West, Midwest, and Other, which includes the following properties: Ameristar East Chicago, 1st Jackpot Casino, Ameristar Black Hawk, Cactus Petes and Horseshu, Ameristar Council Bluffs, and Freehold Raceway, among others. |
When researching a stock like Penn National Gaming, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from PENN Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for PENN stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting PENN RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.