In today’s session SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS) registered an unusually high (447) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 call, expecting serious SEAS increase. With 447 contracts traded and 16604 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: SEAS161118C00015000 closed last at: $0.65 or 62.5% up. About 807,832 shares traded hands. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has declined 22.86% since April 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.51% the S&P500.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) Ratings Coverage
Out of 11 analysts covering SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS), 4 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 5 “Hold”. This means 36% are positive. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc has been the topic of 20 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Citigroup upgraded SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) on Thursday, September 22 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, September 14 with “Buy”. Janney Capital initiated SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) rating on Thursday, February 4. Janney Capital has “Neutral” rating and $20 price target. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, November 6. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by Credit Suisse. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 5 by FBR Capital. Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Wednesday, May 11 report. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform” on Thursday, November 12. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, August 16 by Barclays Capital. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of SEAS in a report on Friday, February 26 with “Underweight” rating.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is a theme park and entertainment company operating primarily in the United States. The company owns and operates U.S. theme parks, including the popular SeaWorld(R), Busch Gardens(R) and Sesame Place(R) brands. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.19, from 1.01 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 31 funds sold all SeaWorld Entertainment Inc shares owned while 40 reduced positions. 33 funds bought stakes while 52 increased positions. They now own 83.33 million shares or 15.73% more from 72.00 million shares in 2016Q1.
Cambridge Invest Research Advisors accumulated 28,007 shares or 0.01% of the stock. California State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 140,287 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Olstein Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership accumulated 383,855 shares or 0.74% of the stock. Legal General Group Inc Inc Public Limited Co, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 56,581 shares. Royal State Bank Of Canada last reported 26,489 shares in the company. Rhumbline Advisers last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D holds 1.70 million shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Lombardia Cap Prtnrs Lc has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). The California-based Ascend Cap Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.36% in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). Macquarie Grp Limited reported 51,640 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Raymond James And Assocs owns 99,285 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Westport Advisers Ltd last reported 0.41% of its portfolio in the stock. Capital Guardian Com holds 348 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The New York-based Laurion Management Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). Axa has 0% invested in the company for 12,519 shares.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is a theme park and entertainment company. The company has a market cap of $1.60 billion. It owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens. It currently has negative earnings. It has a diversified portfolio of approximately 10 destination and regional theme parks that are located across the United States.
SEAS Company Profile
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., incorporated on October 2, 2009, 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. The Company’s theme parks feature a range of rides, shows and other attractions. The Firm operates SeaWorld theme parks in Orlando, Florida; San Antonio, Texas, and San Diego, California, and Busch Gardens theme parks in Tampa, Florida, and Williamsburg, Virginia. The Firm operates water park attractions in Orlando, Florida (Aquatica); San Diego, California (Aquatica); Tampa, Florida (Adventure Island), and Williamsburg, Virginia (Water Country USA). The Firm also operates a reservations-only attraction offering interaction with marine animals (Discovery Cove) and a seasonal park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania (Sesame Place).
More news for SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) were recently published by: Prnewswire.com, which released: “SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results” on November 08, 2016. Reuters.com‘s article titled: “BRIEF-Seaworld Entertainment Inc reports third quarter 2016 results” and published on November 08, 2016 is yet another important article.
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