As Geo Group Inc/The Reit Usd.01 (GEO) Market Value Rose, Hillcrest Asset Management Has Raised by $3.28 Million Its Holding; Armistice Capital Has Lifted Its Holding in Seaworld Entmt (SEAS) by $8.32 Million

December 8, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Hillcrest Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Geo Group Inc/The Reit Usd.01 (GEO) by 49.84% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hillcrest Asset Management Llc bought 113,248 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.68% with the market. The institutional investor held 340,464 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $10.07M, up from 227,216 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hillcrest Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Geo Group Inc/The Reit Usd.01 for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.99B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.65% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $24.49. About 735,423 shares traded or 13.33% up from the average. GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE:GEO) has risen 49.90% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.20% the S&P500.

Armistice Capital Llc increased its stake in Seaworld Entmt Inc (SEAS) by 108.33% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Armistice Capital Llc bought 520,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.93% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.00M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $16.27M, up from 480,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Armistice Capital Llc who had been investing in Seaworld Entmt Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.17 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.45% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $12.89. About 1.28M shares traded. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) has risen 3.38% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.32% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc has $27 highest and $5.50 lowest target. $14.88’s average target is 15.44% above currents $12.89 stock price. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc had 50 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, December 22 by FBR Capital. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of SEAS in report on Thursday, August 31 with “Sector Weight” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, May 11 by Credit Suisse. Macquarie Research downgraded SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) rating on Thursday, July 27. Macquarie Research has “Hold” rating and $1500 target. The stock of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Wells Fargo. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 22 by Citigroup. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital given on Thursday, May 11. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $14 target in Tuesday, August 16 report.

Another recent and important SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) news was published by Zacks.com which published an article titled: “Implied Volatility Surging for SeaWorld (SEAS) Stock Options December 04, 2017” on December 04, 2017.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.04, from 0.92 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 36 investors sold SEAS shares while 34 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 64.97 million shares or 24.68% less from 86.26 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 50,000 were reported by Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj. California Pub Employees Retirement holds 178,700 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset Inc has 26,292 shares. Walthausen & Ltd holds 1.74% or 1.09M shares. Voya Investment Management Ltd Liability Corp has 31,516 shares. Marathon Equity Management Limited Liability invested 4.47% in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS). Sg Americas Secs Ltd Liability Com, New York-based fund reported 31,337 shares. Etrade Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability accumulated 58,023 shares. Hightower Advisors Limited Liability Corp reported 0.01% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS). American Group has 0% invested in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) for 42,465 shares. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust accumulated 34,000 shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 0% or 42,330 shares. Wells Fargo Com Mn holds 93,065 shares. State Street invested in 0% or 1.31M shares. Royal Bancshares Of Canada owns 134,872 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

Armistice Capital Llc, which manages about $784.66M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ignyta Inc (NASDAQ:RXDX) by 486,000 shares to 1.00M shares, valued at $10.35M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) by 6,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 100,000 shares, and cut its stake in Synergy Pharmaceuticals Del (NASDAQ:SGYP).

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