What Recent Ownership Trends Suggest About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS)'s Future Performance

However, 2.64% over the last one month, -11.45% for the last quarter and year to date performance stands at -30.16%. Next quarter's EPS is expected be $-0.15 with next year's EPS anticipated to be $0.49. After the latest session, which saw the stock close at a price of $13.22, SEAS sits below its 52-week high. Shares last traded at $13.68 which is a tad above the 50 day moving average which is $12.95 and which is much lower than the 200 day moving average of $15.43. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.

Institutions own 89.53% of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. SEAS's SI was 28.51M shares in October as released by FINRA. This nets out to a decrease of 21.33 million shares and is another bearish sign for SEAS. With 1.86 million avg volume, 15 days are for Seaworld Entertainment Incorporated (NYSE:SEAS)'s short sellers to cover SEAS's short positions. The stock rose 3.42% or $0.45 reaching $13.62 per share.

Seaworld Entertainment Inc Co (NYSE:SEAS) has average revenue estimates of $457.22 Million, compared to low analyst estimates of $438.4 Million and high estimates of $494.53 Million for the current quarter.

This represents an increase of 2% in the number of shares being shorted compared to the previous reading, and implies that investors felt more pessimistic about the stock during the past two weeks. Its down 0.13, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 36 investors sold SeaWorld Entertainment Inc shares while 34 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 133 raised stakes. Moreover, California Public Employees Retirement System has 0% invested in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) for 178,700 shares. Volume is the basic fuel of the market since stocks move up or down in price only when shares are trading hands. Wealthtrust accumulated 0% or 60 shares. The shares were purchased at an average price of $13.21 per share, for a total transaction of $4,235,482.67. Shellback Cap L P reported 386,050 shares. 903,128 were accumulated by Northern Trust Corp. (NYSE:SEAS) by some 15,519,414 shares, 74 decreased positions by 29,377,624 and 11 held positions by 36,172,251. Nottingham Advisors has 0.06% invested in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE:JEC) for 8,065 shares. Shares are now up over the past year, outperforming the broad market by -100% and underperformed a peer group of similar companies by -232%. Bluefin Trading Lc has invested 0.16% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS).

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) has the market capitalization of $1.27 Billion. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has a 12-month low of $11.10 and a 12-month high of $20.13. Legal And General Public Limited Liability Corporation owns 81,411 shares. $447.40M worth of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) shares were sold by Blackstone Holdings III L.P. The insider Crage Peter J sold $54,605. The average investment recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell) is 2.60, which implies that analysts are generally neutral in their outlook for SEAS over the next year. Therefore 38% are positive. American International Group Inc. grew its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 7.1% in the 1st quarter. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, March 18. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $16.70. On Friday, April 21 the stock rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". Goldman Sachs initiated SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) rating on Thursday, April 6. Citigroup has "Neutral" rating and $14 target. FBR Capital downgraded it to "Hold" rating and $1500 target in Thursday, August 3 report. DA Davidson downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, November 16 report. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, May 15 by FBR Capital. The stock has "Underperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, May 11. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) earned "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Monday, November 14. It has a market cap of $1.28 Billion. The Company owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens. It now has negative earnings.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 12 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $791.02 million activity. On Monday, May 22 the insider Hill Path Capital Partners LP bought $13.87 million.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. On Monday, May 8 the insider SW Delaware L.P. sold $447.40M. (NYSE:JEC), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $2300 target in Thursday, July 13 report. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, April 14 by Standpoint Research. As per Wednesday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Needham. The third largest holder is Walleye Trading Llc, which now holds $76.69 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 6.04% of its market capitalization. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, January 11. The firm has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, August 10. The firm has "Underweight" rating given on Friday, February 26 by Barclays Capital. Morgan Stanley maintained it with "Equalweight" rating and $105 target in Thursday, July 14 report. The 20-day RSI for SEAS is 49.65%, which suggests that the stock is not particularly expensive or cheap, and not predisposed to a reactive price movement based on this measure.

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