SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) Neutral Rating Maintained Today By Citigroup; The PT is Set to $14

September 17, 2017 - By Michael Collier

 SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) Neutral Rating Maintained Today By Citigroup; The PT is Set to $14

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 1.1 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 21 investors sold SeaWorld Entertainment Inc shares while 47 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 85.84 million shares or 1.12% more from 84.89 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

State Common Retirement Fund has 372,120 shares. Parametric Associate Limited Com stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). Wells Fargo And Com Mn invested in 1.26M shares or 0.01% of the stock. Swiss Fincl Bank has invested 0% in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). 1.74M are owned by Millennium Management Lc. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Limited Liability Company, a Texas-based fund reported 7.43 million shares. Rutabaga Capital Mngmt Ltd Com Ma holds 1.77% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) for 544,624 shares. Schwab Charles Investment holds 513,342 shares. 29,435 are owned by Invesco Limited. Raymond James Associate holds 0% or 79,971 shares. Graham Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership invested in 135,200 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc holds 42,571 shares. Canada Pension Plan Board has invested 0% in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). Thompson Davis has 0.01% invested in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) for 375 shares. Sg Americas Securities Limited Com has invested 0% in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS).

Since May 8, 2017, it had 12 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $791.02 million activity. On Monday, May 8 the insider SW Delaware L.P. sold $447.40 million. The insider Hill Path Capital Partners LP bought $3.78 million. $447.40 million worth of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) was sold by Blackstone Holdings III L.P. on Monday, May 8. $54,605 worth of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) shares were sold by Crage Peter J.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) Rating Reaffirmed

In analysts report issued to clients on Friday morning, The Neutral rating of SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) shares was kept by Citigroup, who now has a $14 target on the stock. Citigroup’s target suggests a possible upside of 7.53 % from the previous close of the company.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 1.1 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 21 investors sold SeaWorld Entertainment Inc shares while 47 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 85.84 million shares or 1.12% more from 84.89 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

State Common Retirement Fund has 372,120 shares. Parametric Associate Limited Com stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). Wells Fargo And Com Mn invested in 1.26M shares or 0.01% of the stock. Swiss Fincl Bank has invested 0% in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). 1.74M are owned by Millennium Management Lc. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Limited Liability Company, a Texas-based fund reported 7.43 million shares. Rutabaga Capital Mngmt Ltd Com Ma holds 1.77% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) for 544,624 shares. Schwab Charles Investment holds 513,342 shares. 29,435 are owned by Invesco Limited. Raymond James Associate holds 0% or 79,971 shares. Graham Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership invested in 135,200 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc holds 42,571 shares. Canada Pension Plan Board has invested 0% in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). Thompson Davis has 0.01% invested in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) for 375 shares. Sg Americas Securities Limited Com has invested 0% in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS).

Since May 8, 2017, it had 12 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $791.02 million activity. On Monday, May 8 the insider SW Delaware L.P. sold $447.40 million. The insider Hill Path Capital Partners LP bought $3.78 million. $447.40 million worth of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) was sold by Blackstone Holdings III L.P. on Monday, May 8. $54,605 worth of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) shares were sold by Crage Peter J.

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) Ratings Coverage

Among 16 analysts covering SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc has $27 highest and $5.50 lowest target. $15.71’s average target is 20.66% above currents $13.02 stock price. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc had 43 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, May 11 by Janney Capital. Stifel Nicolaus maintained SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) rating on Thursday, July 13. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $2300 target. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo on Friday, March 18 to “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 25 by FBR Capital. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, November 12. As per Tuesday, April 11, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. As per Friday, March 17, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. FBR Capital maintained the shares of SEAS in report on Wednesday, March 1 with “Outperform” rating. FBR Capital maintained the shares of SEAS in report on Tuesday, December 22 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by Janney Capital.

The stock decreased 1.51% or $0.2 on September 15, reaching $13.02. About 1.12 million shares traded. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has risen 3.38% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.32% the S&P500.

Analysts await SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) to report earnings on November, 14. They expect $0.81 earnings per share, up 5.19 % or $0.04 from last year’s $0.77 per share. SEAS’s profit will be $73.41M for 4.02 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual earnings per share reported by SeaWorld Entertainment Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.69 % negative EPS growth.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is a theme park and entertainment company. The company has market cap of $1.18 billion. The Firm owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens. It currently has negative earnings. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are located across the United States.

More news for SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) were recently published by: Zacks.com, which released: “SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc: Is SEAS a Suitable Stock for Value Investors?” on September 01, 2017. Bizjournals.com‘s article titled: “SeaWorld faces whale of a problem deeper than its ‘Blackfish’ woes” and published on August 23, 2017 is yet another important article.

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