Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:SIX)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by Janney Montgomery Scott in a research note issued on Thursday. They currently have a $64.00 price target on the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 23.50% from the company’s current price.

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $67.00 price target on shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, September 12th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $65.00 price target on shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. in a report on Tuesday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Hilliard Lyons started coverage on shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. in a report on Tuesday, August 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $60.88.

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:SIX) opened at 51.82 on Thursday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $51.87 and its 200-day moving average is $55.82. Six Flags Entertainment Corp. has a 52 week low of $44.04 and a 52 week high of $62.69. The company has a market cap of $4.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.31 and a beta of 1.56.

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:SIX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.06. The company earned $407 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $406.13 million. Six Flags Entertainment Corp. had a return on equity of 3,451.32% and a net margin of 13.19%. Six Flags Entertainment Corp.’s quarterly revenue was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.67 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Six Flags Entertainment Corp. will post $1.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 1st were given a dividend of $0.58 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 30th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.48%. Six Flags Entertainment Corp.’s payout ratio is currently 128.89%.

In other news, SVP Walter Hawrylak sold 22,883 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.47, for a total value of $1,154,905.01. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Lance C. Balk sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.11, for a total transaction of $1,182,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 90,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,340,174.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 7.10% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of SIX. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. bought a new stake in Six Flags Entertainment Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $100,000. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Six Flags Entertainment Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $113,000. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC boosted its stake in Six Flags Entertainment Corp. by 2.9% in the second quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 1,971 shares of the company’s stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 56 shares in the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its stake in Six Flags Entertainment Corp. by 512.2% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,204 shares of the company’s stock valued at $128,000 after buying an additional 1,844 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Quadrant L P CA boosted its stake in Six Flags Entertainment Corp. by 4.7% in the second quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 2,617 shares of the company’s stock valued at $152,000 after buying an additional 117 shares in the last quarter. 88.80% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Company Profile

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (Six Flags) is a regional theme park operator. The Company operates in the theme parks segment. The Company operates approximately 20 regional theme and water parks. Its parks occupy approximately 4,500 acres of land, and it owns approximately 800 acres of other developable land.

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