SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the fifteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $14.89.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on SEAS shares. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub upgraded SeaWorld Entertainment from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded SeaWorld Entertainment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine lowered SeaWorld Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a research note on Friday, November 10th.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Parametrica Management Ltd bought a new position in SeaWorld Entertainment during the 4th quarter worth $142,000. Sterling Capital Management LLC bought a new position in SeaWorld Entertainment during the 2nd quarter worth $214,000. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new position in SeaWorld Entertainment during the 3rd quarter worth $185,000. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd bought a new position in SeaWorld Entertainment during the 4th quarter worth $208,000. Finally, MANA Advisors LLC bought a new position in SeaWorld Entertainment during the 4th quarter worth $223,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.02% of the company’s stock.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) traded up $0.03 on Wednesday, hitting $15.69. The stock had a trading volume of 1,171,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,953,367. SeaWorld Entertainment has a 52 week low of $10.42 and a 52 week high of $20.13. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,418.95, a PE ratio of -6.91 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.04, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a current ratio of 0.57.

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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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