Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) Stock Price

News coverage about SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SeaWorld Entertainment earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.3360100656022 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of SEAS stock traded up $0.60 on Friday, hitting $29.32. 2,445,700 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,181,689. The company has a current ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.54. The stock has a market cap of $2.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 138.02 and a beta of 0.77. SeaWorld Entertainment has a twelve month low of $10.42 and a twelve month high of $29.45.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last posted its earnings results on Monday, August 6th. The company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 company had revenue of $391.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $369.29 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($2.05) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that SeaWorld Entertainment will post 0.61 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms have issued reports on SEAS. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday. B. Riley lifted their target price on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from $17.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. TheStreet raised shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. SunTrust Banks boosted their price target on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment to $30.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price target (up previously from $27.00) on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a report on Monday, August 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.78.

In related news, insider Christopher Dold sold 8,876 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 sale, the insider now directly owns 52,046 shares in the company, valued at $1,327,693.46. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Jack Roddy sold 9,714 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.52, for a total transaction of $179,903.28. Following the sale, the insider now owns 184,863 shares in the company, valued at $3,423,662.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About SeaWorld 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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