SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fifteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $14.89.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub raised SeaWorld Entertainment from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised SeaWorld Entertainment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine cut SeaWorld Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a report on Friday, November 10th.

Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) opened at $15.77 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,430.00, a P/E ratio of -6.95 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a current ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.04. SeaWorld Entertainment has a twelve month low of $10.42 and a twelve month high of $20.13.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 1.4% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 52,691 shares of the company’s stock worth $857,000 after buying an additional 745 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 1.4% in the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 185,304 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,015,000 after buying an additional 2,500 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 4.1% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 121,999 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,985,000 after buying an additional 4,807 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC grew its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 18.3% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 31,516 shares of the company’s stock worth $513,000 after buying an additional 4,869 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FDx Advisors Inc. grew its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 12.8% in the fourth quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. now owns 43,755 shares of the company’s stock worth $594,000 after buying an additional 4,951 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.50% 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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