A number of other research firms have also issued reports on MERL. Barclays PLC reissued an overweight rating and set a GBX 520 ($6.79) price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Friday, September 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC from GBX 464 ($6.06) to GBX 450 ($5.87) and set a neutral rating for the company in a research report on Friday, August 12th. Panmure Gordon reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 515 ($6.72) price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets raised their price target 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. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 474.30 ($6.19).
Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) traded up 0.32% during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 441.00. 3,801,661 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 476.71 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 453.82. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 4.47 billion. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 316.79 and a 12 month high of GBX 494.90.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 19th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 11th were paid a dividend of GBX 2.20 ($0.03) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 11th. This represents a yield of 0.47%.
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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