What's the Media Buzz Surrounding Six Flags Entertainment (SIX)?

Today Barrons is reporting: "A new year comes in the wake of a major winter storm, but there's already an activist situation simmering around a company built on summer fun. Investment firm Land & Buildings unveiled a 3% stake in Six Flags Entertainment ( ticker: SIX ) in late December, and is pushing the theme-park operator ..." For full coverage click here. Shares of the small-cap Consumer Cyclical company have not moved much on the news as of the afternoon trading session, and are currently trading at $22.99.

Here's an overview of Six Flags Entertainment's recent cash flows and operating margins:

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ MM) Capital expenditures ($ MM) Free Cash Flow ($ MM) YoY Growth (%)
2021-12-31 335 -122 213 173.06
2020-12-31 -191 -101 -292 -209.41
2019-12-31 411 -144 267 -3.91
2018-12-31 413 -136 278 n/a


Date Reported Total Revenue ($ MM) Operating Expenses ($ MM) Operating Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2021-12-31 1,497 967 26.99 129.2
2020-12-31 357 652 -92.42 -415.1
2019-12-31 1,488 921 29.33 -18.14
2018-12-31 1,464 817 35.83 n/a

At today's price of $22.99 per share, Six Flags Entertainment is -12.25% away from its target price of $26.2, and on average, analysts give the stock a rating of buy. 7.3% of the company's shares are linked to short positions, and 107.7% of the shares are owned by institutional investors.

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