Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE: SEAS):

  • 10/5/2017 – SeaWorld Entertainment was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 10/5/2017 – SeaWorld Entertainment had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a $12.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/5/2017 – SeaWorld Entertainment had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at FBR & Co. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/15/2017 – SeaWorld Entertainment had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $15.00.
  • 9/7/2017 – SeaWorld Entertainment was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.
  • 9/1/2017 – SeaWorld Entertainment was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/30/2017 – SeaWorld Entertainment is now covered by analysts at KeyCorp. They set an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 8/16/2017 – SeaWorld Entertainment was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 8/11/2017 – SeaWorld Entertainment had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from $17.00 to $10.00. They now have an “underweight” rating on the stock.
  • 8/10/2017 – SeaWorld Entertainment was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 8/9/2017 – SeaWorld Entertainment was downgraded by analysts at FBR & Co from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. They now have a $15.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $20.00.
  • 8/9/2017 – SeaWorld Entertainment had its price target lowered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $23.00 to $16.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/8/2017 – SeaWorld Entertainment was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE SEAS) traded down 1.44% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $13.00. 2,973,947 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.12 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is $12.95 and its 200-day moving average is $15.55. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has a one year low of $11.10 and a one year high of $20.13. SeaWorld Entertainment also was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 28,498 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,058% compared to the typical daily volume of 2,460 put options.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.77. The business had revenue of $373.80 million for 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% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.21 earnings per share. Analysts predict that SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. will post ($1.72) EPS for the current year.

In related news, major shareholder Hill Path Capital Partners Co- acquired 320,627 shares of SeaWorld Entertainment stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $13.21 per share, with a total value of $4,235,482.67. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Hill Path Capital Partners Lp acquired 352,800 shares of SeaWorld Entertainment stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $12.67 per share, with a total value of $4,469,976.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 1,472,969 shares of company stock worth $19,324,419. 3.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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