Should Investors Pay Attention To These Insider Trades For SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS)?

The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) increased by increased by $2.5 on Friday to finish at $64.74, up 4.02 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 885,420 shares of common stock traded. 26 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a gain of $33.15. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 873,080, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 1,026,398.

SEAS stock appreciated 12.79% since last month. On 09/30/21, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $54.87. The stock touched a high of $62.28 on 10/22/21, after rallying from a low of $19.56 in 52 weeks. The price of SEAS stock has risen by 104.94% or $33.15 this year, reaching a new high 26 times. Still, the stock price is up 3.95% from the 52-week high.


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Insider Transactions

There have been 19 days since SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) last reported insider trading activity on Oct 06. On Oct 06, See Remarks Gulacsy Elizabeth sold 3,187 shares at $57.49 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $183,221. On Oct 05, Nadeau Sharon P sold 2,028 shares at a price of US$59.83. After the transaction, the insider now owns 49,903 shares. Chief Human Resources Officer Nadeau Sharon P had earlier sold 7,434 shares on Sep 24 for $59.50 a share. The transaction was completed for $442,323.

Valuation Metrics

The PE ratio of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has varied between 159.00 and 6.602 in the last five years. Beta for the stock is 2.30. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 5.65, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 51.76.

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.’s dividend is $0.40 per share per year. On Oct. 7, the company paid $0.10 per share in dividends, a decrease of -52.38% from $0.21 last year. A $0.11 dividend decrease was reported on Tuesday September 20 2016.

For the three months ended June 29, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.’s quick ratio was 1.40, while its current ratio was 1.50, indicating its ability to pay off its debt. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 38.90% percent. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ended June 29 was -22.05%, whereas its operating margin stood at 7.50% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $6.59 million and revenue of $431.78 million.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. SEAS’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been -1.60%. There was a -10.10% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 49.40%.

Earnings Surprise

According to SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended June 29. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $439.78 million, while revenues rose by 95.9% to $171.92 million. It was predicted that SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.’s quarterly earnings would be $1.59, but it ended up being $0.25, beating the consensus by 536.00%. EBITDA was $205.22 million for the quarter. At the end of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.’s most recent quarter ended June 29, its liabilities totaled 2.81 billion, while its total debt was $2.31 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $79.18 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.’s (SEAS) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 October, the RSI 9-day stood at 75.02%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with a 31.17% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 90.45% and 76.01% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 2.09. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 98.43%, the RSI (14) reading is 70.54%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 2.45, and the 14-day reading is at 2.83.

Analyst Ratings

In a note to investors, B. Riley Securities maintained its a Buy rating on SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS). However, the firm raised their price target to $77, indicating a possible increase of 10.08% in the stock price. Analysts have assigned SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) an Overweight rating. SEAS is a stock that is recommended for selling by 0 brokerage firms, while 4 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 1 rate it overweight and 6 others recommend it as a buy.

What is SEAS’s price target for the next 12 months?

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $50.00 and $79.00, with a median target price of $61.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) is $64.60.

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