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

2,801,874 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,300,194.

Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) has seen its stock price gain 0.81, or +7.22%, so far in 2017. It has outperformed by 8.14% the S&P500.

Bank Hapoalim Bm decreased its stake in Metlife Inc (MET) by 29.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The firm owned 504,776 shares of the financial services provider's stock after acquiring an additional 354,251 shares during the quarter.

According to Valley National Bancorp (VLY) most recent 13F filing, the company has 32 new institutional holders - accounting for 3.93 million shares of its common stock. The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $53.33. The company saw 3.19 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. KLX Inc. (NASDAQ:KLXI) has risen 43.74% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.45% the S&P500.

Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd, which manages about $788.22 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fortive Corp by 147,391 shares to 375,356 shares, valued at $26.57 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS also announced increased position in McDonald's Corporation (MCD) during the quarter.

Among 2 analysts covering Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive.

VLY has been the topic of several other reports. The stock of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) rating on Monday, October 2. On Monday, August 28 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Buy". Axiom Capital maintained, Inc. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 23 by Jefferies. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, December 19 by Canaccord Genuity. Citigroup has "Buy" rating and $90 target. The firm has "Hold" rating by Standpoint Research given on Friday, December 9.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. It worsened, as 61 investors sold MET shares while 336 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 784.85 million shares or 1.65% more from 772.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

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. (NASDAQ:ACAD). Aqr Capital Mgmt Llc holds 0% or 38,660 shares. (NYSE:MET) for 170 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 413,950 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Chatham Gru invested in 0.19% or 13,600 shares. Massachusetts-based Alpha Windward Limited Company has invested 0.11% in MetLife, Inc. Benin Mngmt accumulated 35,297 shares or 0.17% of the stock. London Co Of Virginia invested in 320 shares. Bancorp Of America Corp De holds 31.96M shares or 0.26% of its portfolio.

Investors also need to beware of the, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on February, 1. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 3.47% with 0.24 average true range (ATR). AMZN's profit will be $934.83M for 158.39 P/E if the $1.94 EPS becomes a reality.

This table compares Comerica and Valley National Bancorp's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Valley National Bancorp from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Therefore 50% are positive. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) on Monday, May 29 with "Hold" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, September 28. On Tuesday, July 25 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Hold". The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 21st. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to "Sell" on Wednesday, August 19. The rating was upgraded by Wood to "Outperform" on Thursday, July 27. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Piper Jaffray to "Overweight".

Arlington Capital Management Inc. holds 2.65% of its portfolio in Invesco Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fund for 426,716 shares. (NASDAQ:WSBC) by 54,600 shares to 111,300 shares, valued at $4.57M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd increased Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) stake by 48,678 shares to 74,905 valued at $4.02 million in 2017Q3.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $531,665 activity. Its up 0.08, from 1.58 in 2017Q2. At present, 5 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 0 recommended sell, according to FactSet data.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by CHITTENDEN KEVIN on 11/28/2017, and was a disposition of 888 shares with a final price of $11.34. 279.77 million shares or 1.91% less from 285.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The firm has a market cap of $3,222.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.17 and a beta of 0.89. National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can holds 213,126 shares. Gotham Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co stated it has 27,651 shares. Mercer Capital Advisers Inc reported 12,265 shares. 150,000 were accumulated by State Of Tennessee Treasury Department. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 144,473 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Advisor Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Valley National Bancorp by 26.2% during the 2nd quarter. Boston Private Wealth Lc reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY). Barclays Pcl reported 35,383 shares stake. Amer Group Incorporated reported 713,292 shares.

Shares of Valley National Bancorp (VLY) opened at $12.03 on Friday.

Among 10 analysts covering Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. They expect $0.17 EPS, down 10.53% or $0.02 from last year's $0.19 per share. The financial services provider reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.18 by ($0.01).

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