Increase Your Position or Hold? A Deeper Look at SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) Stock

    Swanson Marc, Interim Chief Exec Officer, subtracted 5,827 shares of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) from its portfolio at the rate of $29.98 per share valuing $174,671 on Sep 16. The insider left behind 113,962 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $28.33, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $29.00. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $27.22 and a 2nd Support Level at $26.78. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) was $27.67. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) stock has lost -$2.38, or -7.92%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$3.96, or -12.52%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$1.88, or -6.36%. This year-to-date, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) shares have gained $5.58, or 25.26%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, Hold % of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “.”

    With 84,200 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $2,401,384K. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) generates $1,372 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $44,790 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -11.29%, a 3-Year Total Return of 105.57%, and a 5-year Total Return of 38.49%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is -100.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.100 per share on 09/27/16. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.00%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.00.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in 06/19, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) reported earnings of $0.64 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.52 per share, representing a 0.12 difference and 23.08% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in 03/19, the reported earnings of -$0.44 represented a 0.18 difference from the consensus estimate calling for -$0.62 per share, which was a 29.03% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.42 per share. This estimate came from a total of 8 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.50 and the low estimate was $1.32. In the year-ago quarter, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) generated per-share earnings of $1.13. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +25.66%.

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 2 purchases (12,101 shares in total) and 3 sale (1,999 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 7 insider buys amounting to 32,356 shares and 6 insider sales amounting to 18,841,700 shares. In the past full year, 14 insider purchases were made (involving 84,120 shares) and 35 insider sell-offs equivalent to 18,918,118 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) has a Current Ratio of 0.47, a Quick Ratio of 0.36 and a Cash Ratio of 0.11. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 580.78, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 85.31, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 72.80. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 2.20 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 563.62.