3G Capital Partners LP Has Trimmed Marathon Pete (MPC) Holding; Seaworld Entertainment (SEAS) Has 1.53 Sentiment

January 13, 2018 - By Michael Collier

3G Capital Partners Lp decreased Marathon Pete Corp (MPC) stake by 20% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. 3G Capital Partners Lp sold 100,000 shares as Marathon Pete Corp (MPC)’s stock rose 5.52%. The 3G Capital Partners Lp holds 400,000 shares with $22.43 million value, down from 500,000 last quarter. Marathon Pete Corp now has $34.88B valuation. The stock increased 1.67% or $1.17 during the last trading session, reaching $71.42. About 2.63M shares traded. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) has risen 46.20% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500.

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 $1.34 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.

Analysts await Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.04 EPS, up 141.86% or $0.61 from last year’s $0.43 per share. MPC’s profit will be $507.94M for 17.17 P/E if the $1.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.77 actual EPS reported by Marathon Petroleum Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -41.24% negative EPS growth.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $7.73 million activity. Nichols Rodney P. also sold $413,864 worth of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) shares. 50,746 shares were sold by Palmer C. Michael, worth $3.29M. $2.31M worth of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) was sold by Kelley Thomas M..

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 52 investors sold MPC shares while 292 reduced holdings. 85 funds opened positions while 227 raised stakes. 380.18 million shares or 0.85% less from 383.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Stillwater Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability has invested 0.88% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Amp Limited holds 0.09% or 275,236 shares. Dupont Cap Mgmt Corp invested in 45,090 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Voya Inv Management Limited Co owns 1.33M shares. Sta Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability invested in 4,822 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Hightower Advisors Ltd Liability Corp reported 657,203 shares. Kepos Capital Lp holds 59,051 shares or 0.55% of its portfolio. Sii Inc Wi reported 0.03% stake. 800 are held by Delta Asset Management Ltd Com Tn. Frontier Capital Mngmt Co Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). 96,584 are held by Manning & Napier Advsrs Limited Com. 182,975 were accumulated by Jefferies Gru Limited. Choate Advsr reported 0.03% stake. 197,338 were accumulated by Fund Mgmt Sa. Moreover, Arosa Capital Mgmt Limited Partnership has 1.93% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) for 243,166 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Marathon Petroleum Corp had 68 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) earned “Strong-Buy” rating by Vetr on Tuesday, August 11. Scotia Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 10 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $85.0 target in Wednesday, December 20 report. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, October 31. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Monday, August 10 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Thursday, July 13. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 17. RBC Capital Markets maintained Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) on Thursday, August 31 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, June 10 by JP Morgan. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $65.0 target in Friday, August 25 report.

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 -6.81% below today’s ($14.84) share price. SEAS was included in 6 notes of analysts from September 2, 2016. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 22 report. As per Wednesday, December 14, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research. Goldman Sachs initiated SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) on Thursday, April 6 with “Sell” rating. FBR Capital maintained the shares of SEAS in report on Wednesday, November 9 with “Outperform” rating. Dougherty & Company maintained SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) rating on Friday, September 2. Dougherty & Company has “Buy” rating and $5.5 target. SunTrust initiated SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) on Thursday, April 13 with “Buy” rating.

The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $14.84. About 2.47 million shares traded or 4.23% up from the average. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) has risen 3.38% since January 13, 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 earnings per share, down 28.57% or $0.04 from last year’s $-0.14 per share. After $0.64 actual earnings per share reported by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -128.13% negative EPS growth.

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.

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

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