SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) Downgraded to "Hold" at ValuEngine

Citigroup Inc. cut SeaWorld Entertainment from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 30th.

The company's consensus rating on Reuter's scale remained unchanged from 2.5 to 2.5 during a month. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) raised shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a "sell" rating to a "neutral" rating and boosted their price target for the company from $14.44 to $16.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. On July 27 the stock rating was downgraded to "Neutral" from "Outperform" by analysts at Macquarie. The stock sank -4.48% last month and is down -30.16 this year. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $17.42. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 162.4% during the first quarter. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has a 52-week low of 11.10 and a 52-week high of 20.13. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $18.79 and a 200 day moving average price of $15.94. The firm's market capitalization is $1.12 billion.

Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE SEAS) traded down 1.51% on Friday, reaching $13.02.

The company is trading down by 1.853% percent from yesterday's close. The company reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.77. SeaWorld Entertainment had a positive return on equity of 23.32% and a negative net margin of 13.95%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up.7% compared to the same quarter previous year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.21 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. will post ($1.13) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

08/03/2017 - SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. was downgraded to "market perform" by analysts at FBR Capital Markets. "(NYSE:SEAS) Downgraded to "Hold" at ValuEngine" was originally posted by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. If you are viewing this piece of content on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. & global trademark and copyright laws. 437,582 shares of the company's stock were exchanged. The shares were purchased at an average price of $13.31 per share, with a total value of $5,562,808.02.

On Tuesday, August 15th, Hill Path Capital Partners Lp purchased 44,600 shares of SeaWorld Entertainment stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $15.52 per share, for a total transaction of $997,936.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Sterling Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in the 2nd quarter valued at about $214,000. Airain ltd acquired a new position in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in the 1st quarter valued at about $343,000.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 1.53 million shares versus an average volume of 1.24 million shares during last trading session.

Short traders are feeling a little more bearish on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. of late as implied by the uptick in short interest. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 26,292 shares of the company's stock valued at $428,000 after purchasing an additional 770 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital World Investors acquired a new stake in SeaWorld Entertainment during the third quarter worth $37,793,000.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.is a theme park and entertainment company.

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