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Featured Stock: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS)

08 December 2017

The institutional investor held 4.75 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $77.26 million, down from 6.35 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. (NYSE:SEAS). New York-based State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.01% in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. The volume of SEAS witnessed a shift from 2.42 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 2.84 million shares.

State Street holds 1.31M shares.

Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE SEAS) traded down 2.16% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $17.23. (NYSE:SLCA) in the last month has increased +4.54%. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 25,112 shares of the company's stock valued at $326,000 after buying an additional 8,483 shares in the last quarter. Institutional shareholders now hold a 96.54% stake overall in SEAS. Most company stocks have very little volatility. SEAS is already driving a -28.31% loss over the course of the past year and is now down -31.38% since this point in 2017.

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Traders have different rules for what constitutes liquidity and a good guide is the volume of trades and volume of shares that are traded each day. It has underperformed by 6.08% the S&P500.

Driving interest in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. The company's quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as -16% to the downside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates. Shares are now up over the past year, outperforming the broad market by -100% and outperformed a peer group of similar companies by 262%.

Ratings analysis reveals 83% of SeaWorld Entertainment's analysts are positive. SeaWorld Entertainment's revenue for the quarter was down 15.3% compared to the same quarter a year ago. The third largest holder is Vanguard Group Inc, which now holds $68.81 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 5.93% of its market capitalization. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 38% are positive. Moreover, Ameritas Invest Prtnrs has 0% invested in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Manufacturers Life Ins The holds 0% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, December 14 by Macquarie Research. (NYSE:SEAS) Performing Well? (NYSE:SEAS) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, September 14 by Citigroup. Revenue during the quarter was $437.71 million, representing -10% growth from $485.32 million in year-ago quarter. Its up 0.04, from 0.92 in 2017Q1.

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But it's not just buying activity that is creating investor interest in SEAS; over the last several weeks, several insiders have sold shares. (NYSE:SEAS). Overbrook accumulated 148,360 shares. (NYSE:SEAS). Brown Advisory reported 12,779 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

328,256 were reported by Parametric Limited Company.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) stock is found to be 4.70% volatile for the week, while 5.73% volatility is recorded for the month. Bp Wealth Management Llc sold 7,710 shares as Progressive Corp (PGR)'s stock rose 6.56%. Ruggie Cap has invested 0% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. For SEAS, the company now has 52.34 million of cash on the books, which is offset by 23.71 million in current liabilities. Sei reported 51,332 shares. Tower Research Lc (Trc) holds 45,888 shares. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) has risen 3.38% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. Zacks.com's article titled: "Implied Volatility Surging for SeaWorld (SEAS) Stock Options December 04, 2017" and published on December 04, 2017 is yet another important article. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to "Strong Buy" on Thursday, July 13. Wedbush has "Neutral" rating and $16 target. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Neutral" on Wednesday, July 27. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, April 21. On Tuesday, September 19 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy". As per Wednesday, February 1, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse.

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