SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) Major Shareholder Buys 18250 Shares of Stock

Pauline Gross
July 18, 2017

Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) to announce sales of $398.51 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks.

Moving ahead and check, how analysts are seeing this stock in term of rating and estimates.

Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.46 and $0.26 respectively. For the quarter, shares have been noted at -7.78%. The New Jersey-based Kcg Holdings has invested 0.01% in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS).

Several other research firms also recently issued reports on SEAS. About shares traded. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has risen 3.38% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. The company reported ($0.66) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.53) by $0.13. Average estimation for the current quarter has been provided by 11 analysts. Ubs Asset Management Americas stated it has 0% in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS).

For the past 5 years, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.'s EPS growth has been almost -21.4%. Next quarter's EPS is forecasted to be $1.11 with next year's EPS projected to be $0.97. SEAS's institutional ownership was registered as 93.80%, while insider ownership was 2.80%. FBR & Co reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a research report on Monday, April 10th.

Analysts await SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) to report earnings on August, 8 before the open. They set a "buy" rating and a $22.00 price target on the stock.

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On December 13 the company was upgraded to "Buy" from "Neutral" with a current price target of $24.00 in a report issued by Janney Capital. SunTrust Banks, Inc. initiated coverage on SeaWorld Entertainment in a report on Wednesday, April 12th.

Marathon Partners Equity Management Llc holds 4.18% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc for 520,000 shares. State Street Corp now owns 1,228,225 shares of the company's stock valued at $22,440,000 after buying an additional 24,497 shares during the last quarter. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, June 27 by Wedbush. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 2 by Dougherty & Company. 3,939,913 shares of the company traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $1.28 billion, a PE ratio of 132.12 and a beta of 0.75. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $17.08 and a 200-day moving average price of $18.03. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has a 52-week low of $11.77 and a 52-week high of $20.13. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.00, for a total value of $447,397,449.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

In related news, major shareholder Hill Path Capital Partners Co- acquired 19,600 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 6th. The shares were bought at an average price of $15.25 per share, for a total transaction of $298,900.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased 3,540,475 shares of company stock valued at $63,638,585 over the last ninety days. The third largest holder is Capital World Investors, which now holds $97.75 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 7.03% of its market capitalization. It fall, as 4 investors sold New Home Company Inc shares while 14 reduced holdings. Van Berkom & Associates Inc. bought a new stake in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment during the first quarter worth $54,199,000. Olstein Capital Management L.P. boosted its stake in SeaWorld Entertainment by 17.0% in the first quarter. Quadrature Capital Ltd now owns 68,574 shares of the company's stock worth $1,299,000 after buying an additional 47,876 shares during the last quarter.

For a total return analysis, there is the 2.50% return on equity and the 2.40% return on assets to consider. Seaworld Entertainment Inc Co (NYSE:SEAS)'s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 38.09. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in SeaWorld Entertainment during the fourth quarter valued at about $7,345,000.

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