It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $53.66. The SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has recorded 1,345 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that SEAWORLD ENTERTAINMENT, INC. ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS RELEASE DATE AND CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION.
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SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is listed on the NYSE in the Consumer Cyclical sector while operating in the Leisure industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $53.66 and fluctuated between $54.11 as its day high and $51.98 as its day low. The current market capitalization of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is $3.38B. A total of 0.91 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 819.86K shares.
Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, SEAS has seen 24 BUY and 29 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 108,869 and the disposition of 81,898 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 75 BUYs and 41 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 325,916 shares during that period but sold 165,202.
In the most recent transaction, Swanson Marc sold 4,000 shares of SEAS for 55.73 per share on Mar 16. After the transaction, the Chief Executive Officer now owns 165,064 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 16, Surrett Byron sold 2,713 shares at 55.73 per share. SEAS shares that insider owns now total 13,391.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Taylor George Anthony disposed of 32,176 shares on Mar 14 at a per-share price of $58.09. This resulted in the insider holding 109,984 shares of SEAS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Surrett Byron sold 135 shares at $66.24 per share on Mar 07. Company shares held by the insider now total 16,143.
The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. SEAS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/27/2016 when it declared a $0.10 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 10/7/2016. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 7/1/2016 with an ex-dividend date of 6/16/2016. The SEAS stock dividend was $0.21 per share in cash.
Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for SEAS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $74.80 with high estimates of $88.00 and low estimates of $63.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SEAS has a high of $70.64 and a low of $40.01.
As of this writing, SEAS has an earnings estimate of -$0.16 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 9 estimates, with a high estimate of -$0.03 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.32. The company reported an EPS of $1.99 in the last quarter, which was -6.60% lower than expectations of $2.13.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. SEAS’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $443.71M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $2.24B in debt and $371.97M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was -$6.83, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$33.92M.
After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 11 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for SEAS is Hold with a score of 4.38. A total of 8 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 2 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.