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Seaworld Entertainment (NASDAQ:SEAS) was upgraded by investment analysts at Longbow Research from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm currently has a $37.00 price objective on the stock. Longbow Research’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 26.97% from the company’s current price. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Separately, analysts at Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Seaworld Entertainment in a research note on Friday, May 16th. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $41.00. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $38.25.

Shares of Seaworld Entertainment (NASDAQ:SEAS) opened at 29.14 on Monday. Seaworld Entertainment has a 1-year low of $27.48 and a 1-year high of $39.19. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $30.06 and its 200-day moving average is $30.95. The company has a market cap of $2.577 billion and a P/E ratio of 62.58.

Seaworld Entertainment (NASDAQ:SEAS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 14th. The company reported ($0.56) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.47) by $0.09. The company had revenue of $212.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $217.51 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Seaworld Entertainment will post $1.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Seaworld Entertainment news, Insider George Anthony Taylor sold 2,339 shares of Seaworld Entertainment stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, June 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.36, for a total value of $71,012.04. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc is a theme park and entertainment company. The Company is engaged in delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable its customers to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world.

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