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Seaworld Entertainment (NASDAQ:SEAS) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the company, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $30.95.

Seaworld Entertainment (NASDAQ:SEAS) traded down 2.59% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $18.41. The stock had a trading volume of 3,998,799 shares. Seaworld Entertainment has a one year low of $18.17 and a one year high of $35.30. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $27.95 and a 200-day moving average of $30.51. The company has a market cap of $1.628 billion and a P/E ratio of 41.00. Seaworld Entertainment also was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 565 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 247% compared to the average daily volume of 163 put options.

Seaworld Entertainment (NASDAQ:SEAS) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, August 13th. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.16. The company had revenue of $405.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $445.29 million. Analysts expect that Seaworld Entertainment will post $1.40 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on SEAS. Analysts at Barclays downgraded shares of Seaworld Entertainment from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Seaworld Entertainment in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $21.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $34.00. Finally, analysts at Macquarie downgraded shares of Seaworld Entertainment from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday.

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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