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Chart Of The Day: Blackfish And SeaWorld’s Stock Price

November 5, 2013

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The little whales indicate the dates of the Blackfish premiere in movie theaters in July, and the CNN broadcast in late October.

The chart comes from this colorful analysis of how investors should think about SeaWorld, its stock price, and the potential impact of Blackfish on public opinion:

Do you $SEAS this opportunity or let it pass?  That question should lie with your ethics and whether or not you think it will affect paying customer’s ethics.  Like the headlines state, “Judgment Day has arrived for SeaWorld—well, at least in the court of public opinion.”  In a publicly held company that depends on customer opinion and customer dollars, this stock seems to be dead in the water for now.  Of all the growth factors and instruments in your portfolio, I think I’d leave this one out of your orca-stra.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris permalink
    November 5, 2013 10:28 pm

    On November 13th when SeaWorld announces their earnings report and post record attendance for this year you will see the stock soar. Im in the park about 3 times a week and there is no affect on attendance at all. Shows are at capacity etc.

    • @Active4Orcas permalink
      November 6, 2013 1:29 am

      You might want to come back on the 14th with a big old rag to wipe all that egg off of your face.

    • Dan Grove permalink
      November 6, 2013 2:11 am

      CNN’s broadcast did not happen until Oct. The attendance impact will be next quarter. I think the use of Orca’s as “circus” act is going to end and Blackfish will be a major reason why. Time to short this stock and watch it put itself out of its misery.

    • Jade permalink
      November 6, 2013 12:37 pm

      Please do not patronize a company that abuses these glorious creatures. If you truly love the Orcas you will no longer get into the park! Blackfish was a huge eye opener for me, and I applaud the brave former trainers for speaking out. It must’ve been hard for them to do, but sometimes the right thing is the hardest thing. Also the input from the OSHA guy, the neurologist, and the marine expert topped off such an informative and well executed movie. I have gained a new love for these animals who deserve to swim freely. Dawn Brancheau and the two others didn’t have to die!

    • November 27, 2013 6:39 am

      if that’s true,,, all I can say is You are some cold hearted humans and I hope someone kidnaps one of your family members.. like whats done to every ocra in Captivity.

  2. Kelli Wilson permalink
    November 6, 2013 12:51 am

    That’s a shame!!!

  3. Dan Grove permalink
    November 6, 2013 2:03 am

    The surefire way to end Orca abuse is to hit seaworld in their pocket. A boycott will work and Blackfish did a huge service in educating the public. I don’t think anyone with a conscience wcould go to one of their shows.

  4. November 6, 2013 6:53 am

    Fascinating news from who commented on large amounts of insider trading at SeaWorld:
    “Seaworld Entertainment (NASDAQ:SEAS) Director Alessandro David D sold 43,179 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.54, for a total value of $1,275,507.66.” despite recommended prices of around$38… I guess the directors have to get something while they can…

    Try also

    Blackstone (SeaWorlds owner) dumped 19 million shares on 24th April and this was partnered by the same amount on the same day by SW Cayman… 40 million shares is a lot of shares!!!

  5. lisa gallazzi permalink
    November 6, 2013 12:34 pm

    Wonder if we could do something with this?
    “Seaworld Entertainment (NASDAQ:SEAS) Director Alessandro David D sold 43,179 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.54, for a total value of $1,275,507.66.” despite the stock recommended price of $38 or so…. [Ethan Ryder Nov 5 via TDAG]

    Try also this great link for MORE SeaWorld insiders shedding stock!! (Plus you get to learn the names of these black hearts!!!!)


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