Falling Knife: Why Six Flags Entertainment (SIX) Just Fell 15%

03:46 10/24/2018

Don’t try to catch the falling knife at Six Flags Entertainment SIX . The stock just plummeted from $67 to $54 and may not stopping falling until $50 at this rate. All thanks to horrendous earnings. Granted, it may appear to be technically oversold, but I wouldn’t touch it. Just last night, the company posted profits of $2.16 a share on $619.8 million revenue. That missed Street expectations of $2.32 on $633 million revenue. The good news is that SIX achieved 7% growth year over year. And 5% of sales growth did come from increased attendance. But such a wild miss isn’t something we can overlook Not helping is its $2.1 billion debt load. Two, analysts only expect SIX to grow earnings at an annual pace of 6% over the next five years. That’s doesn’t exactly justify a 25x earnings multiple. Investors are nervous and selling for good reason here. Even after such a big gap lower, SIX is just not the stock to own right now. And the last thing you want to do is attempt to catch the falling knife.

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