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, implying a possible profit of 70.77 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15, implying potential capital losses 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. 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. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SEAS to grow at a rate of 448.07 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SEAS has a PEG ratio of 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.36 billion. SEAS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.