SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) Insider Elizabeth Gulacsy Sells 10,500 Shares

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEASGet Rating) insider Elizabeth Gulacsy sold 10,500 shares of SeaWorld Entertainment stock in a transaction on Monday, April 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.34, for a total value of $770,070.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 67,479 shares in the company, valued at $4,948,909.86. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

SeaWorld Entertainment stock traded up $0.61 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $74.07. 29,130 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,067,411. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has a 52-week low of $41.94 and a 52-week high of $76.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $68.28 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $64.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 183.53, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a current ratio of 1.53. The company has a market cap of $5.60 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.81 and a beta of 2.19.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEASGet Rating) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 24th. The company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.59. SeaWorld Entertainment had a negative return on equity of 639.40% and a net margin of 17.06%. The business had revenue of $370.82 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $341.95 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.58) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 140.7% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. will post 4.15 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages have issued reports on SEAS. Citigroup boosted their target price on SeaWorld Entertainment from $72.00 to $74.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday. StockNews.com lowered SeaWorld Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 8th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft boosted their target price on SeaWorld Entertainment from $74.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 4th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on SeaWorld Entertainment from $77.00 to $85.00 in a research note on Thursday, January 6th. Finally, B. Riley boosted their target price on SeaWorld Entertainment from $77.00 to $83.00 in a research note on Friday, February 25th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat, SeaWorld Entertainment has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $78.00.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of SEAS. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC boosted its holdings in SeaWorld Entertainment by 21.2% during the 1st quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 6,414 shares of the company’s stock valued at $477,000 after acquiring an additional 1,124 shares during the period. First Hawaiian Bank bought a new position in SeaWorld Entertainment during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $534,000. Norges Bank bought a new position in SeaWorld Entertainment during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $26,921,000. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 1.4% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,493,366 shares of the company’s stock valued at $226,581,000 after purchasing an additional 48,511 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 30.3% during the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 93,301 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,052,000 after purchasing an additional 21,699 shares during the last quarter.

SeaWorld Entertainment Company Profile (Get Rating)

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc is a holding company, which engages in the ownership and operation of theme parks. It operates through the following brands: SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Aquatica, Discovery Cove, Sesame Place, and Sea Rescue. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL.

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