Barclays Remains a Sell on SeaWorld

By Jason Carr

In a report released yesterday, Felicia Hendrix from Barclays maintained a Sell rating on SeaWorld (NYSE: SEAS), with a price target of $17. The company’s shares opened today at $18.12.

According to, Hendrix is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 4.0% and a 59.7% success rate. Hendrix covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Marriott International, Pinnacle Entertainment, and Extended Stay America.

SeaWorld has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $18.

Based on SeaWorld’s latest earnings report for the quarter ending March 31, the company posted quarterly revenue of $186 million and GAAP net loss of $61.13 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $220 million and had a GAAP net loss of $84.05 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 50 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is neutral on the stock.

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is a theme park and entertainment company, which operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. The company engages in delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable its customers to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. Its portfolio of branded theme parks includes SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Aquatica, Discovery Cove and Sesame Place. The SeaWorld is widely recognized as the marine-life theme park brand in the world. Its SeaWorld theme parks are located in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego. The Busch Gardens theme parks are family-oriented destinations designed to immerse guests in foreign geographic settings. The Aquatica branded water parks are premium, family-oriented destinations that are based in a South Seas-themed tropical setting. Aquatica water parks are build on the aquatic theme of its SeaWorld brand and feature high-energy rides, water attractions, white-sand beaches and an innovative and entertaining presentation of marine and terrestrial animals. The Discovery Cove offers guests personal, signature experiences, including the opportunity to swim and interact with dolphins, take an underwater walking reef tour and enjoy pristine white-sand beaches and landscaped private cabanas. The Sesame Place is a destination where parents and children can share in the spirit of imagination and experience Sesame Street together through whirling rides, water slides, colorful shows and furry friends. SeaWorld Entertainment was founded on October 2, 2009 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL.