Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Beaufort Securities reiterated a buy rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Friday, July 29th. Kepler Capital Markets increased 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 report on Friday, July 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC to a neutral rating and increased their price objective for the stock from GBX 440 ($5.74) to GBX 464 ($6.06) in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated an overweight rating and set a GBX 520 ($6.79) price objective on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Thursday, September 22nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 474.30 ($6.19).
Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) opened at 451.7024 on Thursday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.58 billion. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 316.79 and a 12-month high of GBX 494.90. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 475.18 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 453.62.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 19th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 11th were paid 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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