Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (SEAS) Stock Price

Media coverage about SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.0835831758566 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment stock opened at $15.86 on Monday. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has a twelve month low of $10.42 and a twelve month high of $19.23. The company has a market cap of $1,391.18, a PE ratio of 75.52 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a quick ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.23.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.24) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.18) by ($0.06). SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment had a negative net margin of 16.02% and a positive return on equity of 23.42%. The company had revenue of $265.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $258.97 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.14) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down .8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment will post 0.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.

SEAS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Citigroup upped their price objective on shares of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Macquarie downgraded shares of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $10.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. ValuEngine raised shares of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective (up from $17.00) on shares of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.30.

In related news, major shareholder Hill Path Capital Partners Co- bought 409,900 shares of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $14.63 per share, with a total value of $5,996,837.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Thomas E. Moloney bought 2,000 shares of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 15th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $14.40 per share, with a total value of $28,800.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought a total of 561,900 shares of company stock valued at $8,182,637 over the last three months. Insiders own 3.80% of the company’s stock.

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About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a theme park and entertainment company in the United States. The company operates marine-life theme park under the SeaWorld brand in San Diego, Orlando, and San Antonio; Busch Gardens theme parks, which are family-oriented destinations with foreign geographic settings in Tampa and Williamsburg; and water parks under the Aquatica brand name in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego.

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