SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) insider Christopher Dold sold 8,876 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.51, for a total transaction of $226,426.76. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 52,046 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,327,693.46. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of SEAS opened at $25.88 on Friday. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc has a one year low of $10.42 and a one year high of $26.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.20 billion, a PE ratio of 123.24 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a quick ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 0.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.54.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 6th. The company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by ($0.01). SeaWorld Entertainment had a negative net margin of 0.42% and a positive return on equity of 6.69%. The firm had revenue of $391.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $369.29 million. During the same period last year, the business earned ($2.05) EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that SeaWorld Entertainment Inc will post 0.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Phocas Financial Corp. bought a new position in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in the 2nd quarter valued at about $10,488,000. Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new position in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in the 2nd quarter valued at about $1,178,000. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd grew its position in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment by 76.9% in the 2nd quarter. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd now owns 11,335 shares of the company’s stock valued at $247,000 after acquiring an additional 4,928 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE grew its position in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment by 614.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 198,255 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,326,000 after acquiring an additional 170,504 shares during the period. Finally, Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in the 2nd quarter valued at about $9,657,000. 98.08% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on SEAS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Wedbush set a $24.00 target price on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. ValuEngine raised shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 26th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from $22.00 to $25.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co downgraded shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $23.33.

SeaWorld Entertainment Company Profile

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a theme park and entertainment company in the United States. The company operates marine-life theme park under the SeaWorld brand in San Diego, Orlando, and San Antonio; Busch Gardens theme parks, which are family-oriented destinations with foreign geographic settings in Tampa and Williamsburg; and water parks under the Aquatica brand name in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego.

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