Do Analysts Recommend You Should Buy Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) Stock?

On Monday, shares of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) marked $19.74 per share versus a previous $19.13 closing price. With having a 3.19% gain, an insight into the fundamental values of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. GLPI showed a fall of -54.15% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $13.04 – $50.99 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -51.39% in the period of the last 200 days.

BofA/Merrill equity researchers changed the status of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLPI) shares from “Underperform” to a “Buy” rating in the report published on January 6th, 2020. Other analysts, including Macquarie, also published their reports on GLPI shares. Macquarie repeated the rating from the previous report, marking GLPI under “Outperform” rating, in the report published on October 25th, 2019. Additionally, GLPI shares got another “Buy” rating from Stifel, setting a target price of $43 on the company’s shares, according to the report published in April 15th, 2019. On March 20th, 2019, Credit Suisse Resumed an Outperform rating and increased its price target to $41. On the other hand, SunTrust Resumed the “Buy” rating for GLPI shares, as published in the report on October 2nd, 2018. Morgan Stanley seems to be going bullish on the price of GLPI shares, based on the price prediction for GLPI. Another “Hold” rating came from Jefferies.

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) Analysis

The present dividend yield for GLPI owners is set at 0.14, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. However, in order for the company to be able to pay its dividends, just like it is the case with Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc., the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 26.79. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording -4.70%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of 18.30% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.

Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while GLPI is currently recording an average of 1.62M in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 13.39%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 24.84%with 0.97% of gain in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $48.60, indicating growth from the present price of $19.74, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in GLPI or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Shares?

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Financial sector. If you wish to compare GLPI shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of 10.92 for Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc., while the value 8.23 can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value 1.81 is supported by the yearly ESP growth of 14.60%.

Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 2.70%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 91.50% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in GLPI Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in GLPI in the recent period. That is how The Vanguard Group, Inc. now has an increase position in GLPI by 1.26% in the first quarter, owning 29.69 million shares of GLPI stocks, with the value of $1.33 billion after the purchase of an additional 368,070 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, Capital Research & Management Co. also increased their stake in GLPI shares changed 5.36% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 5.74 million shares of company, all valued at $256.44 million after the acquisition of additional 292,233 shares during the last quarter.

Fidelity Management & Research Co acquired a new position in Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. during the first quarter, with the value of $250.69 million, and Wellington Management Co. LLP increased their stake in the company’s shares by 13.12% in the first quarter, now owning 382,912 shares valued at $147.51 million after the acquisition of the additional 3.3 million shares during the last quarter. At the present, 91.50% of GLPI shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.