Nomura Securities Maintains a 'Neutral' on Penn National Gaming (PENN); Update to Maryland Gaming Expansion

June 20, 2012 8:14 AM EDT
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Nomura Securities maintains a 'Neutral' on Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN) price target of $48.00.

Analyst, Harry Curtis, said, "A work group considering gaming expansion possibilities will meet on 6/20 at 11am (ET). Recommendations from this meeting could lead to a legislative special session in July. Without table games, we estimate Charles Town’s EBITDA could drop to ~$120M in 2013 from ~$165M in 2012. If table games are legalized in Maryland, our street-low EBITDA estimate for Charles Town could drop further to ~$100M when rolled out. The primary uncertainty surrounding the stock is the amount of EBITDA PENN will lose owing to competitive pressure in 2012-13. We believe this uncertainty limits PENN’s upside potential in the next 6-12 months, leading to our Neutral rating.

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Shares of Penn National Gaming closed at $45.19 yesterday.

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