SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $14.89.
SEAS has been the topic of a number of research reports. Stifel Nicolaus cut their target price on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from $16.00 to $15.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. BidaskClub raised shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, FBR & Co restated a “hold” rating and issued a $14.00 price target on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a report on Thursday, October 5th.
SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE SEAS) opened at $13.76 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.04. The company has a market cap of $1,240.00, a PE ratio of -6.06 and a beta of 0.73. SeaWorld Entertainment has a 12-month low of $10.42 and a 12-month high of $20.13.
Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new stake in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in the 3rd quarter valued at about $185,000. Sterling Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in the 2nd quarter valued at about $214,000. OLD National Bancorp IN bought a new stake in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in the 3rd quarter valued at about $316,000. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment by 51.0% in the 3rd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 25,112 shares of the company’s stock valued at $326,000 after buying an additional 8,483 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Eqis Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in the 3rd quarter valued at about $332,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.37% of the company’s stock.
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SeaWorld Entertainment Company Profile
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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