SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley in a research note issued on Friday. They currently have a $14.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley’s price target points to a potential upside of 9.63% from the company’s previous close.

SEAS has been the subject of a number of other research reports. KeyCorp initiated coverage on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. They set an “overweight” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Janney Montgomery Scott reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a research report on Friday, October 6th. ValuEngine lowered shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, FBR & Co reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. SeaWorld Entertainment has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.73.

Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) traded down $0.12 on Friday, hitting $12.77. 2,475,600 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,197,198. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,180.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.73 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.04, a current ratio of 0.57 and a quick ratio of 0.45. SeaWorld Entertainment has a 1-year low of $10.42 and a 1-year high of $20.13.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by ($0.14). The company had revenue of $437.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $453.58 million. SeaWorld Entertainment had a negative net margin of 15.32% and a positive return on equity of 22.94%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.77 EPS. equities research analysts predict that SeaWorld Entertainment will post -2.27 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Hill Path Capital LP increased its stake in SeaWorld Entertainment by 12.9% in the third quarter. Hill Path Capital LP now owns 13,581,406 shares of the company’s stock valued at $176,422,000 after acquiring an additional 1,556,869 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in SeaWorld Entertainment by 3.7% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,552,907 shares of the company’s stock worth $90,345,000 after buying an additional 197,177 shares during the last quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC grew its stake in SeaWorld Entertainment by 22,754.8% during the third quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 3,000,835 shares of the company’s stock worth $38,980,000 after buying an additional 2,987,705 shares during the last quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D grew its stake in SeaWorld Entertainment by 7.1% during the third quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 3,000,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $38,970,000 after buying an additional 200,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in SeaWorld Entertainment by 1.6% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,839,176 shares of the company’s stock worth $46,194,000 after buying an additional 43,358 shares during the last quarter. 96.37% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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