News stories about Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Six Flags Entertainment earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.4592485396077 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Wedbush set a $76.00 price objective on Six Flags Entertainment and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research cut Six Flags Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Six Flags Entertainment in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. TheStreet upgraded Six Flags Entertainment from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of Six Flags Entertainment in a report on Friday, October 27th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $67.44.
Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE SIX) opened at $65.74 on Thursday. Six Flags Entertainment has a 52-week low of $51.25 and a 52-week high of $67.93. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,510.00, a P/E ratio of 31.45, a PEG ratio of 3.58 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.53, a current ratio of 0.80 and a quick ratio of 0.71.
Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $2.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.80 by $0.31. Six Flags Entertainment had a negative return on equity of 47.41% and a net margin of 13.24%. The firm had revenue of $580.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $583.59 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.09 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Six Flags Entertainment will post 2.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, CEO James Reid-Anderson sold 41,008 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.06, for a total value of $2,667,980.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 3,570,602 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $232,303,366.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders sold a total of 281,085 shares of company stock valued at $18,702,788 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 6.90% of the company’s stock.
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About Six Flags Entertainment
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (Six Flags) is a regional theme park operator. The Company operates in the theme parks segment. The Company operates approximately 19 regional theme and water parks. Its parks occupy approximately 4,500 acres of land. Its parks are located in geographically diverse markets across North America.
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