A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Barclays PLC reiterated an overweight rating and set a GBX 520 ($6.79) price objective on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Beaufort Securities reiterated a buy rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Kepler Capital Markets upped their price objective on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC from GBX 420 ($5.48) to GBX 460 ($6.00) and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Friday, July 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC to a neutral rating and upped their price objective for the stock from GBX 440 ($5.74) to GBX 464 ($6.06) in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, Panmure Gordon reiterated a buy rating and set a GBX 515 ($6.72) price objective on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Thursday, September 29th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 474.30 ($6.19).
Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) traded up 2.56% during trading on Monday, hitting GBX 457.00. 2,013,450 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s market cap is GBX 4.63 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 475.86 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 453.86. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 316.79 and a 52 week high of GBX 494.90.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 19th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 11th were paid a GBX 2.20 ($0.03) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 11th.
Merlin Entertainments PLC Company Profile
Merlin Entertainments plc is a United Kingdom-based entertainment company. The Company operates through three business segments: Midway Attractions, LEGOLAND Parks and Resort Theme Parks. Its products include Midway attractions, which are smaller, indoor attractions located in city centers or resorts, and Theme parks, which are larger multi-day destination venues, with on-site themed accommodation.
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