Alibaba Group (BABA) Stock Rating Reaffirmed at China Renaissance Securities (US) Inc.; The $230.0 Target Indicates 12.07% Potential; Seaworld Entertainment Has 1.53 Sentiment

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 $1.33 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.

Among 37 analysts covering Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Alibaba has $240.0 highest and $75 lowest target. $163.23’s average target is -20.46% below currents $205.22 stock price. Alibaba had 159 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, August 12, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. On Tuesday, August 22 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. Suntrust Robinson maintained the shares of BABA in report on Friday, August 12 with “Buy” rating. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $135 target in Tuesday, May 9 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 28 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 13 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, January 25 with “Overweight”. The rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research to “Accumulate” on Monday, January 9. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Wednesday, October 28 with “Neutral”. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has “Reduce” rating given on Thursday, April 20 by Standpoint Research.

The stock increased 3.47% or $6.89 during the last trading session, reaching $205.22. About 23.77 million shares traded or 15.93% up from the average. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has risen 57.33% since January 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.63% the S&P500.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online and mobile commerce firm in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company has market cap of $526.56 billion. The firm operates in four divisions: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others. It has a 55.26 P/E ratio. It operates Taobao Marketplace, a mobile commerce destination; Tmall, a third-party platform for brands and retailers; Rural Taobao program that enables rural residents and businesses to sell agricultural products to urban consumers; Juhuasuan, a sales and marketing platform for flash sales; Alibaba.com, an online wholesale marketplace; Alitrip, an online travel booking platform; 1688.com, an online wholesale marketplace; and AliExpress, a consumer marketplace.

Marathon Partners Equity Management Llc holds 4.57% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. for 800,000 shares. Olstein Capital Management L.P. owns 998,000 shares or 1.67% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Indaba Capital Management L.P. has 1.66% invested in the company for 760,000 shares. The New York-based Walthausen & Co. Llc has invested 1.44% in the stock. Penn Capital Management Co Inc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1.09 million shares.

The stock increased 0.76% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $14.65. About 992,977 shares traded. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) has risen 3.38% since January 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.32% the S&P500.

Analysts await SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $-0.18 EPS, down 28.57% or $0.04 from last year’s $-0.14 per share. After $0.64 actual EPS reported by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -128.13% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 83% of SeaWorld Entertainment’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating SeaWorld Entertainment, 5 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $5.5 while the high is $20.0. The stock’s average target of $13.83 is -5.60% below today’s ($14.65) share price. SEAS was included in 6 notes of analysts from September 2, 2016. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, April 13. As per Thursday, September 22, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. On Wednesday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. The firm has “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Thursday, April 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company on Friday, September 2. Macquarie Research upgraded SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) on Wednesday, December 14 to “Outperform” rating.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 8 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $37.51 million activity.