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

Seaworld Entertainment (NASDAQ:SEAS) traded up 1.29% on Monday, hitting $18.90. 6,539,034 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Seaworld Entertainment has a 52-week low of $17.83 and a 52-week 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 price-to-earnings 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. On average, analysts predict that Seaworld Entertainment will post $1.30 earnings per share 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 equities 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. Seaworld Entertainment presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus 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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