Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Downgraded by Berenberg Bank
Berenberg Bank downgraded shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday. They currently have GBX 375 ($4.63) price objective on the stock, down from their prior price objective of GBX 440 ($5.43).
MERL has been the subject of a number of other research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a neutral rating and set a GBX 450 ($5.56) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Thursday, November 24th. Barclays PLC restated an overweight rating and set a GBX 520 ($6.42) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Thursday, January 12th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc boosted their target price on Merlin Entertainments PLC from GBX 470 ($5.80) to GBX 500 ($6.18) and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Thursday, December 22nd. Peel Hunt initiated coverage on Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Tuesday, December 6th. They set a buy rating and a GBX 510 ($6.30) target price for the company. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a buy rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Friday, November 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 501.50 ($6.19).
Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) opened at 485.50 on Thursday. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a one year low of GBX 316.79 and a one year high of GBX 507.50. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 489.30 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 463.30. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 4.93 billion.
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The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 19th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 11th will be issued a GBX 4.90 ($0.06) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 11th. This is an increase from Merlin Entertainments PLC’s previous dividend of $2.20.
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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