Shares of Penn National Gaming Inc.
advanced 1.53% to $75.83 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index
rising 1.73% to 14,823.43 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Penn National Gaming Inc. closed $66.17 short of its 52-week high ($142.00), which the company achieved on March 15th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Boyd Gaming Corp.
rose 0.55% to $67.32, Caesars Entertainment Inc.
fell 0.38% to $114.52, and Churchill Downs Inc.
rose 2.62% to $256.91. Trading volume (3.2 M) remained 1.6 million below its 50-day average volume of 4.8 M.