Media coverage about Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, 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 assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.4592485396077 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE SIX) opened at $65.53 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.53. The company has a market capitalization of $5,490.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.35, a PEG ratio of 3.63 and a beta of 1.18. Six Flags Entertainment has a 12 month low of $51.25 and a 12 month high of $67.93.

Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $2.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.80 by $0.31. The firm had revenue of $580.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $583.59 million. Six Flags Entertainment had a negative return on equity of 47.41% and a net margin of 13.24%. Six Flags Entertainment’s revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.09 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Six Flags Entertainment will post 2.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a $0.70 dividend. This represents a $2.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.27%. This is a positive change from Six Flags Entertainment’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.64. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. Six Flags Entertainment’s dividend payout ratio is 133.97%.

SIX has been the subject of a number of research reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of Six Flags Entertainment from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 target price on shares of Six Flags Entertainment in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price on shares of Six Flags Entertainment in a research note on Monday, September 25th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of Six Flags Entertainment in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Six Flags Entertainment in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $66.78.

In related news, Chairman James Reid-Anderson sold 78,614 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.32, for a total value of $5,213,680.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 3,520,146 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $233,456,082.72. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Insiders sold a total of 281,085 shares of company stock valued at $18,702,788 over the last 90 days. 6.90% of the stock is currently owned by company 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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