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Taking On Challenges And Growing? – SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS)

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price to $49.63. The SeaWorld Entertainment Inc has recorded 4,630 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that SeaWorld’s New Baby Emperor Chick Has a Name… and Two Exclusive New Ways to be Among the First to See Her.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Leisure industry segment, falling under the Consumer Cyclical sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $49.63 and fluctuated between $50.08 as its day high and $48.65 as its day low. The current market capitalization of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc is $3.17B. A total of 1.25 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 803.79K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, SEAS has seen 19 BUY and 5 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 41,932 and the disposition of 52,946 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 91 BUYs and 53 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 229,438 shares during that period but sold 194,283.

In the most recent transaction, Swanson Marc sold 4,000 shares of SEAS for 48.30 per share on Sep 07. After the transaction, the Chief Executive Officer now owns 148,537 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 24, Taylor George Anthony sold 44,873 shares at 48.81 per share. SEAS shares that the insider owns now total 85,902.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Swanson Marc disposed of 4,000 shares on Aug 17 at a per-share price of $48.91. This resulted in the Chief Executive Officer holding 152,537 shares of SEAS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Miller Kyle Robert sold 1,000 shares at $55.12 per share on Jul 14. Company shares held by the insider now total 30,709.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for SEAS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $63.00 with high estimates of $75.00 and low estimates of $52.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SEAS has a high of $68.19 and a low of $40.87.

As of this writing, SEAS has an earnings estimate of $0.82 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 10 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.94 per share and a lower estimate of $0.72. The company reported an EPS of $1.35 in the last quarter, which was -21.50% lower than expectations of $1.72.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. 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 -$3.95, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$33.92M.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 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 Buy with a score of 4.36.

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