News headlines about SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.0835831758566 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Analysts Anticipate SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (SEAS) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $197.10 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (SEAS) Rating Lowered to Neutral at Macquarie (americanbankingnews.com)
- SeaWorld could face penalty from SEC (leadertelegram.com)
- SeaWorld could face SEC punishment, company discloses (pilotonline.com)
- SeaWorld opened to eager crowds 30 years ago (expressnews.com)
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Citigroup boosted their target price on shares of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, March 9th. Macquarie lowered shares of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price (up previously from $17.00) on shares of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.30.
Shares of NYSE SEAS opened at $15.86 on Monday. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has a 1-year low of $10.42 and a 1-year high of $19.23. The stock has a market cap of $1,391.18, a PE ratio of 75.52 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a current ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 0.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.23.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.24) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.18) by ($0.06). SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment had a negative net margin of 16.02% and a positive return on equity of 23.42%. The company had revenue of $265.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $258.97 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.14) EPS. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s revenue for the quarter was down .8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment will post 0.35 EPS for the current year.
In other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment news, Director Thomas E. Moloney bought 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of $14.40 per share, for a total transaction of $28,800.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Hill Path Capital Partners Co- bought 150,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 6th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $14.38 per share, for a total transaction of $2,157,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 561,900 shares of company stock worth $8,182,637 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 3.80% of the company’s stock.
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About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
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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