SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS): Are Traders Shorting This Stock?

Esequiel Farfan
Enero 13, 2018

About 4,121 shares traded. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) has risen 0.33% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 166.47% the S&P500.

Shellback Capital Lp decreased Seaworld Entmt Inc (SEAS) stake by 38.86% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Marathon Partners Equity Management LLC now owns 800,000 shares of the company's stock valued at $10,392,000 after buying an additional 200,000 shares in the last quarter.

There are 161 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 87.15 million shares in total. The firm has a market cap of $1,280.00, a P/E ratio of -6.25 and a beta of 0.73. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $0.29 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.15 to $0.49. Over the past twelve months, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. It has underperformed by 13.32% the S&P500.

Let's take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.

Analysts on average have given a price target of $13.68 to SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. As per Friday, August 28, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Janney Capital on Thursday, May 11. On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating by Suntrust Robinson given on Thursday, April 13. Goldman Sachs Group holds 0% or 12,666 shares. The firm has "Hold" rating by FBR Capital given on Thursday, August 3. Citigroup reiterated a "neutral" rating and set a $14.00 target price (down from $15.00) on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment in a report on Friday, September 15th. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5 with "Hold".

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Since August 8, 2017, it had 8 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $37.51 million activity. Hill Path Capital Partners Co-Investment S LP also bought $5.56M worth of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its stake in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment by 2,066.8% in the third quarter. It also reduced its holding in Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ:QVCA) by 65,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 280,000 shares, and cut its stake in Paypal Hldgs Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.57, from 0.96 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 21 investors sold SEAS shares while 32 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. Hap Trading Ltd, New York-based fund reported 115,065 shares. That activity is comparable to their recent volume average trend of almost 0.11 million shares which they recorded over a period of three months. Olstein Capital Management L.P. owns 998,000 shares or 1.67% of their USA portfolio.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Finviz, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2.6 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Buy and 5 means Sell. Penn Capital Management Co Inc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1.09 million shares. Blackrock holds 1.32 million shares or 0% of its portfolio. Lenox Wealth holds 0% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) for 998,000 shares. Bancorp Of Mellon Corporation accumulated 4.21 million shares. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio invested in 0.01% or 156,735 shares. Moreover, Ameritas Prtnrs Inc has 0% invested in VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX) for 1,760 shares. Bb&T Corp reported 700 shares. Renaissance Technology Ltd Liability Com has 302,400 shares. Hirtle Callaghan & Ltd has 222 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Swiss Commercial Bank stated it has 110,200 shares. American Intl Gp Inc holds 0% or 13,447 shares in its portfolio. It was reported on Jan, 11 by Barchart.com. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 33% are positive.

SEAS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Northland Capital maintained the shares of INVE in report on Monday, November 16 with "Outperform" rating. On Friday, August 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to "Neutral". The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, August 16 by Citigroup. The stock of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by HSBC. (NYSE:SEAS) has "Market Perform" rating given on Thursday, August 3 by B. Riley & Co. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 2 by Leerink Swann. As per Thursday, August 6, the company rating was downgraded by Imperial Capital. The stock of AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, August 25 by Credit Suisse.

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