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SeaWorld makes a splash on NYSE as stock gains

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Penguins from SeaWorld are escorted Friday by their handlers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the company's IPO.

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SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. made a splash Friday in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.The owner of theme parks famous for water shows featuring killer whales and dolphins jumped $6.52, or 24 percent, to close at $33.52 after the company and its backers raised $702 million.
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