This is just the latest in a string of financial troubles for SeaWorld. In August, shares fell 33 percent after a bad quarterly report, coming in at a low of $18.90. The company finally publicly admitted that attendance at its theme parks was hurt by negative publicity garnered from the release of the documentary "Blackfish," which revealed alleged mistreatment of orca whales at SeaWorld.
In the wake of this revelation, a New York law firm filed a class action lawsuit against SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., in early September, alleging that investors were misled by the company during its initial public offering (IPO) in April 2013. The lawsuit says that the company should have divulged the impact that "Blackfish" was having on its attendance earlier.