SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) major shareholder Hill Path Capital Partners Co- acquired 320,627 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $13.21 per share, for a total transaction of $4,235,482.67. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Hill Path Capital Partners Co- also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, July 6th, Hill Path Capital Partners Co- acquired 19,600 shares of SeaWorld Entertainment stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of $15.25 per share, for a total transaction of $298,900.00.
  • On Wednesday, July 5th, Hill Path Capital Partners Co- acquired 64,300 shares of SeaWorld Entertainment stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of $15.52 per share, for a total transaction of $997,936.00.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE SEAS) traded down 3.27% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $13.01. 1,399,306 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s market capitalization is $1.12 billion. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has a 12-month low of $11.10 and a 12-month high of $20.13. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $14.37 and its 200-day moving average is $16.86.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.77. The business had revenue of $373.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $395.24 million. SeaWorld Entertainment had a negative net margin of 13.95% and a positive return on equity of 23.32%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.21 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. will post ($1.35) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several research firms have weighed in on SEAS. BidaskClub upgraded shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Barclays PLC lowered their price objective on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from $17.00 to $10.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, August 11th. TheStreet cut shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from $23.00 to $16.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. SeaWorld Entertainment currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.58.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SEAS. Norges Bank acquired a new position in SeaWorld Entertainment during the fourth quarter worth $3,048,000. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 108,812 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,060,000 after buying an additional 2,882 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC increased its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 15.7% in the first quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 1,807,274 shares of the company’s stock worth $33,019,000 after buying an additional 245,000 shares during the period. Van Berkom & Associates Inc. acquired a new position in SeaWorld Entertainment during the first quarter worth $54,199,000. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 38.7% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 59,050 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,079,000 after buying an additional 16,479 shares during the period.

About SeaWorld Entertainment

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc is a theme park and entertainment company. The Company owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are located across the United States.

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