Media coverage about Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Six Flags Entertainment earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.6052476780528 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Six Flags and Riverside Partner with Turner to Offer New Attractions (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Six Flags Entertainment (SIX) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- BRIEF-Six Flags Entertainment Says CEO’s FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $14.7 Mln (reuters.com)
- Six Flags Entertainment Corp (SIX) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Six Flags offers job fair March 17-18, higher pay for 2018 (nj.com)
Shares of Six Flags Entertainment stock traded up $0.13 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $61.19. 182,320 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 865,922. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.00, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a current ratio of 0.74. The company has a market cap of $5,113.68, a P/E ratio of 19.02 and a beta of 1.15. Six Flags Entertainment has a 1 year low of $51.25 and a 1 year high of $70.44.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 5th. Investors of record on Monday, February 19th were given a $0.78 dividend. This represents a $3.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.10%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 15th. This is a boost from Six Flags Entertainment’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.70. Six Flags Entertainment’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 97.20%.
Several research firms recently commented on SIX. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Six Flags Entertainment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Wedbush set a $76.00 price objective on shares of Six Flags Entertainment and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective (up from $72.00) on shares of Six Flags Entertainment in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $68.80.
In other Six Flags Entertainment news, CFO Marshall Barber sold 597 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.57, for a total value of $39,742.29. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 80,536 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,361,281.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Lance C. Balk sold 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.67, for a total transaction of $6,567,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 15,738 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,033,514.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 100,701 shares of company stock worth $6,613,596. 6.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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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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