Media headlines about Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New (NYSE:SIX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3902557207053 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Janney Montgomery Scott reissued a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price objective on shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub cut Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 29th. Macquarie cut Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, William Blair assumed coverage on Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New in a report on Friday, July 21st. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.82.

Shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New (NYSE SIX) traded up 0.61% during trading on Thursday, reaching $54.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 882,477 shares. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New has a 12-month low of $47.61 and a 12-month high of $65.19. The company has a 50 day moving average of $56.85 and a 200-day moving average of $59.33. The stock has a market cap of $4.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 50.88 and a beta of 1.13.

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New (NYSE:SIX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.70 by $0.11. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New had a net margin of 7.49% and a negative return on equity of 41.86%. The firm had revenue of $422.37 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $438.04 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.64 earnings per share. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New will post $1.88 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $0.64 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $2.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.68%. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 239.25%.

In other Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New news, VP Lance C. Balk sold 48,998 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.10, for a total transaction of $2,797,785.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 6.90% of the company’s stock.

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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New Company Profile

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (Six Flags) is a regional theme park operator. The Company operates in the theme parks segment. The Company operates approximately 19 regional theme and water parks. Its parks occupy approximately 4,500 acres of land. Its parks are located in geographically diverse markets across North America.

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