In today’s session SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS) registered an unusually high (500) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 call, expecting serious SEAS increase. With 500 contracts traded and 14594 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: SEAS161216C00017000 closed last at: $0.8 or 14.3% up. About 111,599 shares traded hands. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has declined 12.88% since April 21, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.21% the S&P500.
Analysts await SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $-0.13 earnings per share, down 18.18% or $0.02 from last year’s $-0.11 per share. After $0.77 actual earnings per share reported by SeaWorld Entertainment Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -116.88% negative EPS growth.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) Ratings Coverage
Out of 11 analysts covering SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 6 “Hold”. This means 27% are positive. $27 is the highest target while $5.50 is the lowest. The $14.81 average target is -14.69% below today’s ($17.36) stock price. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc has been the topic of 21 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Macquarie Research. As per Thursday, August 11, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. The company was upgraded on Friday, March 18 by Wells Fargo. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 9 by FBR Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Citigroup on Thursday, September 22. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, November 6. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 14 by Citigroup. Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Wednesday, May 11 report. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, April 15 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, September 14 with “Buy”.
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 decreased to 1.1 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.10, from 1.2 in 2016Q1. The ratio is negative, 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.
Blackrock Institutional Trust Na has invested 0% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). River Road Asset Limited Liability Corp holds 0.54% or 1.79 million shares in its portfolio. Marshall Wace Llp, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 41,254 shares. Alliancebernstein L P holds 0% or 114,340 shares in its portfolio. Susquehanna Int Gru Llp holds 2.46M shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Spot Trading Limited Co last reported 966,932 shares in the company. Moreover, Pnc Fin Services Group Inc has 0% invested in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) for 1,109 shares. Fincl Bank Of America De accumulated 0% or 66,833 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 155,857 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, X Mngmt Ltd Com has 0.22% invested in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) for 303,974 shares. Moreover, Citigroup Inc has 0% invested in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) for 40,234 shares. Orbis Invest Mngmt (Us) Ltd Liability has invested 1.89% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). Parallax Volatility Advisers L P holds 0.01% or 332,174 shares in its portfolio. Advisors Asset Mgmt Incorporated accumulated 0.01% or 41,126 shares. The New Jersey-based State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has invested 0.11% in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS).
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is a theme park and entertainment company. The company has a market cap of $1.54 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).
Another recent and important SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) news was published by Prnewswire.com which published an article titled: “SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results” on November 08, 2016.
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