Stock Price Analysis of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS)

Joann Johnston
January 13, 2018

About 4.96 million shares traded or 111.02% up from the average. The hedge fund run by Scott Ferguson held 350,000 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $39.29M, down from 6.64M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Marathon Partners Equity Management Llc who had been investing in Seaworld Entmt Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.35B market cap company. The stock increased 6.38% or $0.9045 during the last trading session, reaching $15.0845. At a certain point in the past four quarters, the shares traded as low as $2.08 but made a 87.68% recovery since then. Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ:INVE) has risen 183.17% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 74.38% the S&P500. (NYSE:SEAS). Moreover, Gmt has 0.46% invested in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. About 569,117 shares traded.

"ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "-$0.18 EPS Expected for SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS) This Quarter" was originally reported by Dispatch Tribunal and is the sole property of of Dispatch Tribunal. It has underperformed by 13.32% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.53 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.94, from 2.05 in 2017Q2.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SEAS. 32 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. Swiss Commercial Bank reported 0% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Mackenzie Fin holds 28,600 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Vanguard Group stated it has 5.56 million shares or 0% of all its holdings. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.78 by ($0.14). Savings Bank Of America Corporation De has 0% invested in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS)'s stock was 9.95%. (NYSE:SEAS). Shellback Ltd Partnership reported 236,050 shares. Schwab Charles Management Inc invested in 0.01% or 613,464 shares. Ativo Capital, Illinois-based fund reported 23,122 shares. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio invested in 0.01% or 156,735 shares. FBR Capital maintained SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Lenox Wealth holds 0% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Penn Capital Management Co Inc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1.09 million shares. American Intl Gp Inc holds 0% or 13,447 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Analyzing the last five market sessions, the stock was able to report 9.46% gains, thus going up by 2.96%, compared with its 200-day moving average of $13.21. Therefore 38% are positive. SeaWorld Entertainment has a 52-week low of $10.42 and a 52-week high of $20.13. The firm earned "Underperform" rating on Wednesday, May 11 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5 with "Hold". The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, December 29 with "Market Perform". The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, May 25. As per Thursday, September 22, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. Finally, Citigroup reiterated a "neutral" rating and issued a $14.00 price target (down from $15.00) on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a research note on Friday, September 15th. The firm has "Positive" rating by Susquehanna given on Friday, August 26.

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc is a theme park and entertainment company. (NYSE:SEAS) on Wednesday, November 9 with "Outperform" rating. Barclays Capital has "Underweight" rating and $12 target.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 8 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $37.51 million activity. Wedbush maintained SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. The insider, HILL PATH CAPITAL PARTNERS LP, now holds 13.58 million shares of SEAS. Finally, Marathon Partners Equity Management LLC increased its stake in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment by 33.3% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment by 3.4% during the 2nd quarter.

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Among 3 analysts covering Identive Group (NASDAQ:INVE), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive.

SEAS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital on Thursday, August 3 to "Hold". The firm has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, August 31. The stock of Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXGN) earned "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, January 8. The firm has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, August 25. Northland Capital maintained the shares of INVE in report on Monday, November 16 with "Outperform" rating. Rosenblatt downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Tuesday, November 10 report.

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