Analyst Ratings for SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. SEAS had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

14 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 7 gave SEAS a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SEAS. The highest price target was 25, which equates to a potential upside of 70.77 percent. The lowest price target was 15, which equates to a potential downside of 2.46 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.9 percent. That number becomes 8.13 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -9.27 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of SEAS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 448.07 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of SEAS is 0.27.

SEAS has a 52-week high of 20.13 and a 52-week low of 11.77. Today's price is 24.38 percent above the 52-week low, and 27.27 percent lower than its 52-week high. SEAS has a price/earnings ratio of 122. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SEAS value stock report compares SEAS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SEAS is $1.36 billion. SEAS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.