Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) Stock Price

Media headlines about SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SeaWorld Entertainment earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 47.5416570533789 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) opened at $14.56 on Monday. SeaWorld Entertainment has a 52 week low of $10.42 and a 52 week high of $19.24. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,315.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of -6.14 and a beta of 0.83. 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 Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.24) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.18) by ($0.06). SeaWorld Entertainment had a positive return on equity of 23.42% and a negative net margin of 16.02%. The company had revenue of $265.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $258.97 million. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.14) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down .8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that SeaWorld Entertainment will post 0.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms recently commented on SEAS. Citigroup increased their price objective on SeaWorld Entertainment from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday. Macquarie downgraded SeaWorld Entertainment from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $10.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised SeaWorld Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective (up from $17.00) on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded SeaWorld Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. SeaWorld Entertainment currently has a consensus 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 the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $14.63 per share, with a total value of $5,996,837.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 3.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About SeaWorld Entertainment

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc is a theme park and entertainment company. The Company owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are located across the United States.

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