Cedar Fair sells Knott's Soak City park Cedar Fair Entertainment announced that it has sold Knott's Soak City -- San Diego, a stand alone water park in Southern California, to a subsidiary of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed and are not material to Cedar Fair's results of operations. The sale of the San Diego water park has no impact on the Company's other properties located in California.
Cedar Fair price target raised to $65 from $59 at Goldman Goldman Sachs raised its price target for Cedar Fair (FUN) shares to $65 saying easy comps in Q2 and Q3 as well as lower gas prices in North America should drive shares higher in 2015. Goldman expects the stock's valuation gap versus peer Six Flags (SIX) to narrow. Within the Amusement Parks space, Goldman today also upgraded SeaWorld (SEAS) to Buy and downgraded shares of Six Flags to Neutral.
SeaWorld upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Goldman Sachs upgraded SeaWorld (SEAS) to Buy from Neutral saying it expects the company's brand to turn around under new CEO Joel Manby. Goldman thinks SeaWorld's trends are becoming less negative and raised its price target for shares to $26 from $18. The firm coupled the upgrade with a downgrade of Six Flags (SIX) to Neutral from Buy. It keeps a Buy rating on Cedar Fair (FUN). Shares of SeaWorld closed Friday up 35c to $21.49 and are down 28% over the past year. Goldman keeps an Attractive sector view on Amusement Parks.