Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) has seen its stock price gain 5.42, or +17.70%, so far in 2017. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of GLPI have appreciated -2.33 – or -6.07%. The stock’s 52-week range is $29.32 to $39.32, and its 3-month range is $35.28 to $39.32.
The average Wall Street analyst rating for Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. is Strong Buy, according to the average of 8 analyst scores. Of those analysts, 4 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 3 rate it as Hold, and just 1 analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.
Insider Trading Activity for Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.
Looking at a public company’s insider trading can give great insight into how the stock is performing. Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. has had 1 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 1 open market buys and 0 sells. Of those insider trades, 5,000 shares of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. were purchased and 0 shares were sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 5,000.
Insider trading over the last 12 months, however, paints a different picture. In the last year there have been a total of 42 insider trades, including 14 open market buys and 28 sells. Of those transactions, there were 208,440 shares of GLPI bought and 603,441 shares sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 811,881.
The most recent open market insider trade was Buy of 5,000 shares on a day where the closing price was 36.23. The insider, URDANG E SCOTT, now holds 55,241 shares of GLPI.
The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by SCHWARTZ BARRY F on 05/24/2017, and was a acquisition of 4,804 shares with a final price of $0. The insider now holds 4,804 shares of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI).
Examining Institutional Ownership at Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI)
According to Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.’s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 92.98%. The total amount of shares outstanding is 216.24 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 7.79 billion.
There are 319 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 197.68 million shares in total. Of those holders, 155 had increased positions amounting to 25.77 million shares, 119 had decreased positions amounting to 19.69 million shares, and 45 holders have a held position accounting for 152.22 million shares.
The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: VANGUARD GROUP INC with 30.02 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 13.86 million shares, CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS with 10.45 million shares, BAMCO INC /NY/ with 10.42 million shares, and COHEN & STEERS INC with 10.42 million shares.
According to Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) most recent 13F filing, the company has 38 new institutional holders – accounting for 2.51 million shares of its common stock. There were 30 sold out positions, amounting to 6.34 million shares.