Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an overweight rating and issued a GBX 520 ($6.79) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Friday, September 9th. Panmure Gordon reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 515 ($6.72) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Thursday, September 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC from GBX 450 ($5.87) to GBX 430 ($5.61) and set a neutral rating for the company in a report on Friday, September 30th. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets increased their target price 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. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 474.30 ($6.19).
Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) opened at 446.20 on Monday. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 316.79 and a 52-week high of GBX 494.90. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 473.49 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 453.49. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 4.52 billion.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 19th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 11th were paid a GBX 2.20 ($0.03) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 11th. This represents a 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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