Shares of Penn National Gaming Inc. PENN, +1.07% rose 1.07% to $51.85 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index COMP, -0.61% falling 0.61% to 15,644.97 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.16% falling 0.16% to 36,338.30. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Penn National Gaming Inc. closed $90.15 short of its 52-week high ($142.00), which the company achieved on March 15th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Boyd Gaming Corp. BYD, +0.28% rose 0.28% to $65.57, Caesars Entertainment Inc. CZR, +0.58% rose 0.58% to $93.53, and Churchill Downs Inc. CHDN, +0.80% rose 0.80% to $240.90. Trading volume (4.1 M) remained 1.6 million below its 50-day average volume of 5.7 M.