February 22, 2018

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) Sees Volatile Trading - Down $0.32

06 October 2017, 12:26 | Austin Hogan

SeaWorld spikes on reports that another theme park company wants to buy it

Merlin Entertainments PLC

Whereas 6 of them predict the stock is a hold. (NYSE:SEAS). At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $14.05.

A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on SEAS. Also, there are 0 buy, 1 sell and 1 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.58 average brokerage recommendation. Share performance for the month is now at 13.15%.

Insider Trades for SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. show that the latest trade was made on 7 Sep 2017 where Esparza (Anthony), the Officer completed a transaction type "Sell" in which 8663 shares were traded at a price of $12.2. SeaWorld Entertainment, headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The third largest holder is Walleye Trading Llc, which now holds $75.57 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 5.73% of its market capitalization. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $16.80.

Following trading activity for SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(NYSE:SEAS), we can see that the stock has moved onto today's list of most actives. The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 10.72% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 6.38 percent. The company's market cap is $1.21 billion. SeaWorld Entertainment has a 52 week low of $11.10 and a 52 week high of $20.13. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.33% of the company's stock. This represents an increase of 1,058% compared to the average daily volume of 2,460 put options.

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SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.21 earnings per share. The company's previous year sales total was 485320.

Shares in the UK-based entertainment giant Merlin are up nearly 2% on reports the Madame Tussauds and London Eye owner has held talks to take over parts of USA theme park giant SeaWorld.

Seaworld's profits and visitor numbers have plummeted in recent years, following negative publicity from the documentary Blackfish, and a growing anti-captivity movement. "(The)" was reported by BBNS and is the sole property of of BBNS. If you are accessing this piece of content on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States and worldwide trademark & copyright laws. The original version of this piece can be viewed at The shares were bought at an average cost of $12.72 per share, for a total transaction of $567,312.00. 4,441,452 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock was acquired at an average price of $13.21 per share, for a total transaction of $4,235,482.67. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) has been trading in a bearish manner, based on the relative positions of the stock's 20 and 200 day moving averages. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in SeaWorld Entertainment by 3.7% in the second quarter. The ERP5 of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.

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