The company experienced a rise in short interest from July 31, 2017 to August 15, 2017 of 18.68%. The 50 day moving average was down $-0.39 and the 200 day average was down $-3.19.
On Friday, June 9th, Hill Path Capital Partners Lp acquired 18,250 shares of SeaWorld Entertainment stock.
SEAS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports.
08/09/2017 - SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. On July 27 the company was rated "Neutral" in a report from Macquarie which is down from the previous "Outperform" rating. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $17.42. (The) raised shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a "sell" rating to a "neutral" rating and boosted their price target for the company from $14.44 to $16.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $17.42.
On Thursday, August 24th, Hill Path Capital Partners Lp purchased 337,000 shares of SeaWorld Entertainment stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of $15.54 per share, for a total transaction of $846,930.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. They now have a United States dollars 19 price target on the stock. They set an "overweight" rating on the stock. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.
The company is now down by 1.853% percent from yesterday's close.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business.
A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of SEAS. Hill Path Capital LP now owns 12,024,537 shares of the company's stock valued at $195,639,000 after purchasing an additional 7,616,675 shares in the last quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in the 2nd quarter valued at about $214,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 162.4% during the first quarter. Finally, Paloma Partners Management Co acquired a new position in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in the 1st quarter valued at about $486,000. Finally, Penn Capital Management Co.
08/03/2017 - SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. was downgraded to "market perform" by analysts at FBR Capital Markets. Penn Capital Management Co. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,938,949 shares of the company's stock worth $70,775,000 after buying an additional 153,505 shares during the period.
SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock had a trading volume of 1,121,886 shares. The stock's market capitalization is 1.14B. SeaWorld Entertainment has a 12 month low of $11.77 and a 12 month high of $21.84. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.77. SeaWorld Entertainment had a positive return on equity of 23.32% and a negative net margin of 13.95%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period a year ago, the firm posted $0.21 earnings per share.
In the last earnings report the EPS was $-2.15 and is expected to be $-1.13 for the current year with 86,001,000 shares now outstanding.
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Looking further out, over the past twelve months, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.'s stock was 3.17% and -20.85% over the last quarter and -28.15% for the past six months. The Company owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens.