SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) Reaches $16.23 After 4.00% Up Move; Profile of 38 Analysts Covering Splunk Inc. (SPLK)

April 17, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 2.14% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $16.23. About 391,496 shares traded. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) has declined 20.01% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.56% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $1.47B company. It was reported on Apr, 17 by Barchart.com. We have $16.88 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:SEAS worth $58.64 million more.

Among 46 analysts covering Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK), 38 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Splunk Inc had 186 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $81.0 target in Tuesday, August 22 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $118.0 target in Friday, March 2 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, May 27 with “Buy”. Drexel Hamilton initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 9 report. The company was maintained on Friday, March 2 by Bank of America. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 15 by Guggenheim. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Outperform” on Friday, May 27. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) on Monday, August 31 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Thursday, July 21. MUFG Securities Americas Inc maintained Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) rating on Thursday, November 16. MUFG Securities Americas Inc has “Buy” rating and $82.0 target. See Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) latest ratings:

12/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $110 New Target: $115 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: Monness Crespi & Hardt Rating: Buy New Target: $132 Initiates Coverage On
28/03/2018 Broker: Wedbush Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $101 New Target: $103 Maintain
28/03/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $110.0000 Maintain
28/03/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0000 Maintain
28/03/2018 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0000 Maintain
08/03/2018 Broker: Argus Research Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
02/03/2018 Broker: Rosenblatt Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0 Maintain
05/03/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $80 New Target: $100 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $110.0 Maintain

Since December 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 15 selling transactions for $19.16 million activity. Shares for $390,684 were sold by STEIN LEONARD R on Sunday, December 10. 6,993 Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) shares with value of $564,563 were sold by CONTE DAVID F. 10,126 shares valued at $810,586 were sold by Merritt Douglas on Wednesday, December 13. Another trade for 21,084 shares valued at $2.05M was sold by St. Ledger Susan. Campione Richard also sold $598,350 worth of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) on Wednesday, December 13. 8,750 shares valued at $941,503 were sold by SULLIVAN GODFREY on Monday, March 12. SMITH GRAHAM also sold $1.07 million worth of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) on Thursday, March 15.

Splunk Inc. provides software solutions that enable organizations to gain real-time operational intelligence in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $15.38 billion. The companyÂ’s products enable users to collect, index, search, explore, monitor, and analyze data regardless of format or source. It currently has negative earnings. It offers Splunk Enterprise, a machine data platform with collection, indexing, search, reporting, analysis, alerting, monitoring, and data management capabilities; and Splunk Cloud service.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.41 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 31 investors sold Splunk Inc. shares while 97 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 100 raised stakes. 138.84 million shares or 2.97% less from 143.10 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ls Inv Lc stated it has 0.01% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). Wafra Invest Advisory Grp Inc invested in 0.59% or 155,981 shares. Telemus Capital Ltd has invested 0% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). Shell Asset Mngmt has invested 0.26% of its portfolio in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). Gilder Gagnon Howe Co Lc stated it has 53,491 shares. South Dakota Investment Council owns 39,700 shares. Fincl Mngmt holds 0.01% or 280 shares. Glynn Limited Liability Co owns 215,537 shares or 3.84% of their US portfolio. Patten Grp Inc owns 2,154 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Raymond James Financial Advsr holds 0.02% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) or 34,365 shares. Winslow Ltd Liability Co stated it has 1.53% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). Aperio Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 0.04% or 197,768 shares in its portfolio. 1.56 million are held by Champlain Invest Prtnrs Ltd. Criterion Cap Mgmt Lc reported 408,233 shares or 2.03% of all its holdings.

The stock increased 2.83% or $2.935 during the last trading session, reaching $106.795. About 443,397 shares traded. Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) has risen 63.75% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.20% the S&P500.

Since March 6, 2018, it had 3 buys, and 0 insider sales for $12.03 million activity. 409,900 shares were bought by Hill Path Capital Partners LP, worth $6.00M on Tuesday, March 6. $28,800 worth of stock was bought by MOLONEY THOMAS E on Thursday, March 15. Hill Path Capital Partners Co-Investment S LP also bought $6.00M worth of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) shares.

Analysts await SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) to report earnings on May, 8 before the open. They expect $-0.77 earnings per share, down 16.67% or $0.11 from last year’s $-0.66 per share. After $-0.24 actual earnings per share reported by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 220.83% negative EPS growth.

Among 16 analysts covering SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc had 54 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Friday, March 17 to “Sell”. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Wells Fargo. FBR Capital maintained the shares of SEAS in report on Tuesday, April 11 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 21 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 22 by Citigroup. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 11. The rating was initiated by Janney Capital with “Neutral” on Thursday, February 4. Suntrust Robinson initiated the shares of SEAS in report on Thursday, April 13 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, May 11, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a theme park and entertainment firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.47 billion. The firm operates marine-life theme park under the SeaWorld brand name in San Diego, Orlando, and San Antonio; Busch Gardens theme parks, which are family-oriented destinations with foreign geographic settings in Tampa and Williamsburg; and water parks under the Aquatica brand in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego. It currently has negative earnings. It also operates the Adventure Island name in Tampa; Water Country USA name in Williamsburg; Discovery Cove marine life theme park in Orlando; and Sesame Place, a seasonal park in Langhorne.

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