Shares of Penn National Gaming Inc. PENN rose 2.58% to $71.84 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.20% to 29,883.79 and the NASDAQ Composite Index COMP falling 0.05% to 12,349.37. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Penn National Gaming Inc. closed $4.78 short of its 52-week high ($76.62), which the company reached on September 18th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Boyd Gaming Corp. BYD rose 0.85% to $39.03, Caesars Entertainment Inc. CZR rose 0.97% to $68.50, and Churchill Downs Inc. CHDN fell 1.53% to $180.08. Trading volume (2.8 M) remained 3.5 million below its 50-day average volume of 6.3 M.