Media coverage about SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SeaWorld Entertainment earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.6077116243755 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SEAS-US : November 10, 2017 – Investing.com (investing.com)
- SeaWorld Entertainment's Earnings Are All Wet (finance.yahoo.com)
- Notable Monday Option Activity: SEAS, DKS, CALA (thestreet.com)
- $260.11 Million in Sales Expected for SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- SunTrust Banks, Inc. Reaffirms Buy Rating for SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) (americanbankingnews.com)
SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) traded down $0.21 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $11.84. The company had a trading volume of 1,881,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,168,267. SeaWorld Entertainment has a 1 year low of $10.79 and a 1 year high of $20.13. The firm has a market cap of $1,070.00, a P/E ratio of 12.96 and a beta of 0.73. 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 (NYSE:SEAS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by ($0.14). SeaWorld Entertainment had a positive return on equity of 22.94% and a negative net margin of 15.32%. The company had revenue of $437.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $453.58 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.77 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that SeaWorld Entertainment will post -2.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several equities research analysts have commented on SEAS shares. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub lowered SeaWorld Entertainment from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. TheStreet lowered SeaWorld Entertainment from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. FBR & Co lowered SeaWorld Entertainment from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $20.00 to $15.00 in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.82.
In other SeaWorld Entertainment news, major shareholder Hill Path Capital Partners Co- acquired 320,627 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Hill Path Capital Partners Lp acquired 417,942 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 29th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $13.31 per share, with a total value of $5,562,808.02. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 1,075,569 shares of company stock valued at $14,287,131 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.
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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