Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Given Overweight Rating at Barclays PLC
Barclays PLC reaffirmed their overweight rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. Barclays PLC currently has a GBX 520 ($6.79) price target on the stock.
Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC from GBX 464 ($6.06) to GBX 450 ($5.87) and set a neutral rating on the stock in a report on Friday, August 12th. Kepler Capital Markets upped their price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC from GBX 420 ($5.48) to GBX 460 ($6.00) and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Panmure Gordon reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 515 ($6.72) price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Friday, July 29th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 476.30 ($6.22).
Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) opened at 470.60 on Thursday. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 316.79 and a 1-year high of GBX 494.90. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.77 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 478.80 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 453.29.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 19th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 11th were given a dividend of GBX 2.20 ($0.03) per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 11th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.47%.
About Merlin Entertainments PLC
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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