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(NYSE:SEAS) in a report issued on Thursday morning.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) stock price fell -6.54 percent over the past one year, while decreased -20.51 percent during the past 6 months. Short interest, which represents the number of a stock's shares now being shorted, captures what the market as a whole feels about a stock. They may also be used to assist the trader figure out proper support and resistance levels for the stock.

Janney Montgomery Scott restated their buy rating on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Narrowing in, the stock is at a distance of -15.33% from the 50 day high and 22.88% off of the 50 day low.Covering sell-side analysts have recently weighed in on shares of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LQ) consensus analyst target price is $16.33.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.60 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The company has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $16.70. Another trade for 19.45M shares valued at $447.40 million was sold by Blackstone Holdings III L.P. $447.40 million worth of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) shares were sold by SW Delaware L.P. 3,000 shares valued at $54,605 were sold by Crage Peter J on Thursday, May 25. The stock's market capitalization is 1.13B, it has a 52-week low of 11.10 and a 52-week high of 20.13. In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) now has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of -7.9 Percent. Comparatively, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. posted earnings of $-0.14 per share in the same quarter previous year. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc had 44 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. During the same period a year ago, the firm posted $0.21 EPS. The company's revenue was up.7% on a year-over-year basis. Overbrook Management Corp stated it has 0.52% in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). If you are reading this piece of content on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide copyright & trademark law. The legal version of this article can be read at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/10/09/seaworld-entertainments-seas-hold-rating-reaffirmed-at-fbr-co.html.

In related news, major shareholder Hill Path Capital Partners Co- bought 320,627 shares of SeaWorld Entertainment stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The Marathon Partners Equity Management Llc holds 600,000 shares with $9.76 million value, up from 520,000 last quarter. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $12.67 per share, for a total transaction of $4,469,976.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. The company has market cap of $1.23 billion.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Moreover, California Public Employees Retirement System has 0% invested in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) for 178,700 shares. Deutsche Savings Bank Ag has invested 0% in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS). Macquarie Research downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Friday, August 5 report.

Hahn Capital Management Llc increased Jacobs Engineering (JEC) stake by 4.84% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.

Currently Seaworld Entertainment Inc Co (NYSE:SEAS)'s shares owned by insiders are 2.7%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 99.1%. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D grew its stake in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment by 6.1% in the 2nd quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC grew its position in SeaWorld Entertainment by 7.7% in the 1st quarter. Walthausen & Co. LLC now owns 1,090,452 shares of the company's stock worth $17,742,000 after buying an additional 65,351 shares during the period. The Company owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens.

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