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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SEAS. The highest price target was 25, implying potential capital gains of 70.77 percent. The lowest price target was 15, which equates to a potential downside of 2.46 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.9 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 8.13 percent. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of SEAS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 448.07 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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.

In the last 52-weeks, SEAS has achieved a high of 20.13 and a low of 11.77. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 24.38 percent, and 27.27 percent lower than its 52-week high. SEAS has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.36 billion. SEAS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.