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Seaworld Entertainment (NASDAQ:SEAS) Insider Brad Andrews unloaded 1,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.15, for a total transaction of $18,150.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 160,447 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,912,113. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Seaworld Entertainment (NASDAQ:SEAS) traded up 1.29% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $18.90. The stock had a trading volume of 6,539,284 shares. Seaworld Entertainment has a one year low of $17.83 and a one year high of $35.30. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $27.37 and its 200-day moving average is $30.31. The company has a market cap of $1.639 billion and a P/E ratio of 17.64.

Seaworld Entertainment (NASDAQ:SEAS) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, August 13th. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ 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 $1.30 EPS for the current fiscal year.

SEAS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Credit Agricole initiated coverage on shares of Seaworld Entertainment in a research note on Monday. They set an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse initiated coverage on shares of Seaworld Entertainment in a research note on Monday. They set an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock. Finally, 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. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.96.

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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