Six Flags (SIX) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

Media stories about Six Flags (NYSE:SIX) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Six Flags earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5415083484732 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

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Several research firms have weighed in on SIX. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Six Flags from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Wedbush set a $76.00 target price on shares of Six Flags and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price (up previously from $72.00) on shares of Six Flags in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Six Flags has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $68.80.

SIX stock opened at $62.16 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.00, a current ratio of 0.74 and a quick ratio of 0.66. Six Flags has a 1-year low of $51.25 and a 1-year high of $70.44. The firm has a market cap of $5,315.75, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.18 and a beta of 1.13.

Six Flags (NYSE:SIX) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.03. Six Flags had a net margin of 20.15% and a negative return on equity of 41.55%. The firm had revenue of $256.76 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $252.75 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.02 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Six Flags will post 2.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CFO Marshall Barber sold 597 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.57, for a total transaction of $39,742.29. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 80,536 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,361,281.52. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Lance C. Balk sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.67, for a total transaction of $6,567,000.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 15,738 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,033,514.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 100,701 shares of company stock valued at $6,613,596. Corporate insiders own 6.90% of the company’s stock.

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About Six Flags

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation owns and operates regional theme and water parks under the Six Flags brand name. The company's parks offer various thrill rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts and shows, restaurants, game venues, and retail outlets. It owns and operates 20 parks, including 17 parks in the United States; 2 parks in Mexico; and 1 park in Montreal, Canada.

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