NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) shares are up 1.9% to $29.67 this afternoon after being upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" by analysts at Longbow Research.
The firms $37 price target on the stock represents a potential 27% upside from SeaWorld's previous closing price.
The upgraded outlook was a valuation call based on better weather and cash flow potential.
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TheStreet Ratings team rates SEAWORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC as a Sell with a ratings score of D+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate SEAWORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC (SEAS) a SELL. This is driven by several weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow."
Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows: