SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:SEAS)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reissued by equities research analysts at FBR & Co in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $15.00 target price on the stock. FBR & Co’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 18.20% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on SEAS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price objective on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from $18.00 to $14.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, August 5th. Credit Suisse Group AG upgraded shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $15.00 to $12.00 in a report on Thursday, August 11th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Janney Montgomery Scott reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $14.50 price objective (down from $19.00) on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a report on Monday, August 8th. Finally, Dougherty & Co decreased their price objective on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from $6.00 to $5.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, September 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.28.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) traded down 3.9204% on Tuesday, reaching $12.1925. 2,875,005 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $1.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 50.1749 and a beta of 0.60. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $13.13 and its 200 day moving average is $16.50. SeaWorld Entertainment has a 52-week low of $11.77 and a 52-week high of $21.85.

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SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.21. SeaWorld Entertainment had a net margin of 1.52% and a return on equity of 12.97%. The company had revenue of $371.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $377.19 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.22 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that SeaWorld Entertainment will post $0.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of SEAS. J. Goldman & Company bought a new position in SeaWorld Entertainment during the third quarter worth approximately $4,248,000. Jennison Associates purchased a new position in SeaWorld Entertainment during the third quarter valued at about $26,781,000. Morgan Stanley increased its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 107.1% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 294,965 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,808,000 after buying an additional 152,573 shares in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 420.7% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 324,909 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,397,000 after buying an additional 262,509 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Clark Estates Inc. NY purchased a new position in SeaWorld Entertainment during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,219,000. 96.76% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

SeaWorld Entertainment Company Profile

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc is a theme park and entertainment company. It owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens. It has a diversified portfolio of approximately 10 destination and regional theme parks that are located across the United States. Its theme parks feature a range of rides, shows and other attractions.

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