Granite Point Capital Management LP Trimmed Facebook (FB) Stake By $1.65 Million; Seaworld Entertainment (SEAS) Shorts Lowered By 2.13%

August 12, 2018 - By Vernon Prom

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Seaworld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) had a decrease of 2.13% in short interest. SEAS’s SI was 25.30M shares in August as released by FINRA. Its down 2.13% from 25.85M shares previously. With 1.32 million avg volume, 19 days are for Seaworld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS)’s short sellers to cover SEAS’s short positions. The SI to Seaworld Entertainment Inc’s float is 48.69%. The stock decreased 2.42% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $25. About 2.79M shares traded or 9.02% up from the average. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) has declined 2.14% since August 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.71% the S&P500. Some Historical SEAS News: 12/04/2018 – SeaWorld flops as it reveals SEC notice; 17/05/2018 – Disney, Legoland Lure More Visitors as SeaWorld Attendance Drops; 15/05/2018 – Armistice Capital Buys New 2.3% Position in SeaWorld; 11/05/2018 – Hap Trading Buys New 3.5% Position in SeaWorld; 25/04/2018 – SeaWorld Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 08/05/2018 – SeaWorld Entertainment 1Q Loss/Shr 73c; 30/04/2018 – Daily Mail: Thomas Cook gives SeaWorld three-month ultimatum to fix animal welfare concerns over treatment of killer whales or; 12/05/2018 – SeaWorld Makes a Splash — Barron’s; 08/05/2018 – SEAWORLD 1Q LOSS/SHR 73C, EST. LOSS/SHR 76C; 12/04/2018 – SeaWorld Previously Disclosed It Was Being Investigated for Executives Comments About ‘Blackfish’ Documentary

Granite Point Capital Management Lp decreased Facebook Inc (FB) stake by 20.45% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Granite Point Capital Management Lp sold 10,400 shares as Facebook Inc (FB)’s stock declined 0.01%. The Granite Point Capital Management Lp holds 40,450 shares with $6.46 million value, down from 50,850 last quarter. Facebook Inc now has $520.45 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.55% or $2.83 during the last trading session, reaching $180.26. About 20.35M shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 21.69% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.12% the S&P500. Some Historical FB News: 21/03/2018 – Facebook’s Currency Devalued Along With User Trust — Heard on the Street; 26/03/2018 – Facebook takes out ads in US, UK to apologize for privacy flap, but polls show sinking support; 03/04/2018 – Facebook deletes posts linked to Russian ‘troll factory’ -CEO Zuckerberg; 23/03/2018 – Facebook under fire: Mark Zuckerberg’s actions questionable in data scandal; 25/04/2018 – Is Facebook’s U.S. audience still declining? $FB lost daily users for the first time ever in the U.S. and Canada last quarter. It’s not a great sign, given that this is the company’s most valuable user group; 21/03/2018 – Users Abandon Facebook After Cambridge Analytica Findings; 25/04/2018 – MACRON SAYS OBJECTIVE IS CLEAR: IRAN SHALL NEVER POSSESS ANY NUCLEAR WEAPONS; 21/03/2018 – Chad Pergram: Fox has learned the mtg between Facebook staff & House Judiciary Cmte aides over data mining of accounts in; 19/03/2018 – Connecticut Opens Probe Into Use of Facebook Data in Election; 04/04/2018 – Zuckerberg to Testify to Congress on Facebook’s Handling of Data Next Week

Among 29 analysts covering Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Facebook Inc had 55 analyst reports since March 19, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, April 26. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, April 9 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Edward Jones given on Friday, July 27. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Tuesday, March 27. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Friday, April 20. The rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan on Thursday, April 26 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, April 12 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 26 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Monness on Wednesday, May 2 with “Buy”. The firm has “Market Outperform” rating by JMP Securities given on Friday, July 27.

More notable recent Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Better Buy: Netflix (NFLX) vs. Facebook (FB)” on August 11, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “3 Great Reasons to Buy Facebook” published on August 12, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Extraordinary Hubris” on August 09, 2018. More interesting news about Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Buy The Pullback In Facebook?” published on August 08, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Facebook Is Already Recovering Again” with publication date: August 10, 2018.

Since February 12, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 98 sales for $4.56 billion activity. On Thursday, July 5 the insider Zuckerberg Mark sold $95.38M. The insider Wehner David M. sold 9,522 shares worth $1.75M. Shares for $3.36M were sold by FISCHER DAVID B. on Thursday, May 24. Shares for $2.88M were sold by Stretch Colin. On Thursday, February 15 Koum Jan sold $221.33 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 1.25M shares. 55,000 shares were sold by Sandberg Sheryl, worth $10.58 million on Tuesday, June 12. Another trade for 10,600 shares valued at $2.06M was made by Cox Christopher K on Monday, July 2.

Analysts await Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on November, 7. They expect $1.48 EPS, down 6.92% or $0.11 from last year’s $1.59 per share. FB’s profit will be $4.27 billion for 30.45 P/E if the $1.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.74 actual EPS reported by Facebook, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.94% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.34, from 1.21 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 145 investors sold FB shares while 712 reduced holdings. 173 funds opened positions while 573 raised stakes. 1.65 billion shares or 2.41% more from 1.61 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Ashford owns 0.05% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 2,173 shares. 56,370 are held by Sit Assoc. Moody Bancorporation Trust Division reported 0.12% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Moreover, Winch Advisory Serv Lc has 2.5% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Tesuji Prns Lc stated it has 1.03 million shares. Allen Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Com holds 26,431 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Plancorp Limited Liability accumulated 1,928 shares or 0.1% of the stock. 12,384 were accumulated by Winslow Evans And Crocker. Kessler Investment Group Ltd invested in 26,386 shares or 5.37% of the stock. Outfitter Ltd, a Virginia-based fund reported 13,950 shares. Timber Hill Limited Liability Corporation owns 7,999 shares or 0.19% of their US portfolio. Lansdowne (Uk) Llp holds 5.6% or 3.36 million shares. Fundsmith Llp, United Kingdom-based fund reported 5.14 million shares. Hartwell J M Ltd Partnership stated it has 8.26% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Ubs Oconnor Lc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.43, from 1.33 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 24 investors sold SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. shares while 48 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 72.48 million shares or 7.21% more from 67.60 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited holds 0.05% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) for 6,407 shares. M&T Comml Bank holds 0% or 49,683 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Of Virginia Ltd Liability has 0.21% invested in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) for 60,867 shares. Emerald Advisers Pa accumulated 852,360 shares or 0.51% of the stock. California Employees Retirement System reported 214,587 shares stake. Gru One Trading L P reported 773,927 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Peak6 Investments L P stated it has 114,367 shares. Putnam Investments Llc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) for 165,036 shares. Advsr Asset holds 0.01% or 23,030 shares in its portfolio. Morgan Stanley holds 0.01% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) for 1.62M shares. State Common Retirement Fund has 447,893 shares. New York-based Neuberger Berman Grp Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.04% in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS). Olstein Mgmt L P, New York-based fund reported 801,200 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn holds 0% or 221,952 shares. Coatue Ltd Llc owns 26,933 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

More notable recent SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “SeaWorld top exec: ‘We welcome investments in the market’ — even if they include Disney’s Star Wars, Universal …” on August 07, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Is This the Comeback SeaWorld Has Been Waiting For?” published on August 06, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Breaking: SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica water park to get a new ride” on July 31, 2018. More interesting news about SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “SeaWorld Shares Rally After Comeback Quarter” published on August 06, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) CEO John Reilly on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: August 06, 2018.

Among 6 analysts covering SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. SeaWorld Entertainment had 14 analyst reports since February 28, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, August 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Neutral”. On Wednesday, July 18 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, March 9 by Citigroup. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, August 7 by FBR Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, February 27. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, March 2 by Macquarie Research. On Tuesday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) rating on Wednesday, May 9. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $22 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of SEAS in report on Thursday, June 7 with “Buy” rating. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, July 9 by Wells Fargo.

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 $2.20 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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