Seaworld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) Institutional Investor Sentiment Is 1.33

May 18, 2018 - By Milton Kimbrough

Sentiment for Seaworld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS)

Seaworld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2017 Q4. Its down -0.20, from 1.53 in 2017Q3. The ratio dived, as 77 funds started new or increased holdings, while 58 sold and decreased stock positions in Seaworld Entertainment Inc. The funds in our partner’s database now hold: 67.60 million shares, down from 68.16 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Seaworld Entertainment Inc in their top 10 holdings decreased from 2 to 1 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 25 Reduced: 33 Increased: 46 New Position: 31.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a theme park and entertainment firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.52 billion. The firm operates marine-life theme park under the SeaWorld brand name 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 in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego. It currently has negative earnings. It also operates the Adventure Island name in Tampa; Water Country USA name in Williamsburg; Discovery Cove marine life theme park in Orlando; and Sesame Place, a seasonal park in Langhorne.

The stock increased 3.00% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $17.19. About 1.58 million shares traded. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) has declined 20.01% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.56% the S&P500.

Analysts await SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $0.27 earnings per share, down 75.23 % or $0.82 from last year’s $1.09 per share. SEAS’s profit will be $23.91M for 15.92 P/E if the $0.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.53 actual earnings per share reported by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -150.94 % EPS growth.

Olstein Capital Management L.P. holds 1.94% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. for 1.12 million shares. Managed Asset Portfolios Llc owns 384,440 shares or 1.65% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Walthausen & Co. Llc has 1.5% invested in the company for 1.17 million shares. The Pennsylvania-based Penn Capital Management Co Inc has invested 0.89% in the stock. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust, a New Jersey-based fund reported 34,000 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 3 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $11.82 million activity.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 40% of SeaWorld’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating SeaWorld, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $15 while the high is $22. The stock’s average target of $18 is 4.71% above today’s ($17.19) share price. SEAS was included in 8 notes of analysts from December 1, 2017. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, May 2. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, February 27 report. FBR Capital maintained SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) on Wednesday, May 9 with “Neutral” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $22 target in Wednesday, May 9 report. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, March 2 by Macquarie Research. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, December 1. Citigroup maintained SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) rating on Friday, March 9. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $15 target.

More notable recent SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “7 things to know today and SeaWorld woos summer travelers with free beer” on May 17, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “SeaWorld Orlando shares debut date for new Aquatica attraction (Video)” published on May 07, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital Enters Office Depot (ODP), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) (more…) – 13F” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “We’re No. 1: Orlando hits record 72 million visitors in 2017” published on May 10, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Disney, Universal see bumps in Orlando theme park attendance” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) Institutional Positions Chart

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