SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) had its price objective boosted by FBR & Co from $15.00 to $20.00 in a report released on Wednesday. The firm presently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. FBR & Co’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 16.96% from the stock’s current price.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Dougherty & Co lowered their price target on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from $6.00 to $5.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, September 2nd. Citigroup Inc. raised shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $11.77 to $14.00 in a report on Thursday, September 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 6th. Macquarie set a $13.00 target price on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 20th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG raised shares of SeaWorld Entertainment from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $15.00 to $12.00 in a report on Thursday, August 11th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.23.

Analyst Recommendations for SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS)

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) opened at 17.10 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $14.14 and its 200 day moving average price is $15.01. SeaWorld Entertainment has a 52 week low of $11.77 and a 52 week high of $21.85. The company has a market cap of $1.46 billion, a PE ratio of 70.37 and a beta of 0.53.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.29. SeaWorld Entertainment had a positive return on equity of 6.26% and a negative net margin of 0.87%. The firm had revenue of $485.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $411.29 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.14 EPS. SeaWorld Entertainment’s quarterly revenue was down 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that SeaWorld Entertainment will post $0.60 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in SeaWorld Entertainment during the second quarter valued at about $312,000. Pitcairn Co. acquired a new stake in SeaWorld Entertainment during the second quarter valued at about $163,000. 1st Global Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in SeaWorld Entertainment during the second quarter valued at about $218,000. Nordea Investment Management AB raised its stake in SeaWorld Entertainment by 120.3% in the second quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 120,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,730,000 after buying an additional 65,900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Eqis Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in SeaWorld Entertainment during the second quarter valued at about $144,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.56% of the company’s stock.

About SeaWorld Entertainment

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc is a theme park and entertainment company. It owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens. It has a diversified portfolio of approximately 10 destination and regional theme parks that are located across the United States. Its theme parks feature a range of rides, shows and other attractions.

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