Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the sixteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 442.23 ($6.11).
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Barclays restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 480 ($6.63) price objective on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 470 ($6.49) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a report on Monday, January 8th. Numis Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 454 ($6.27) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. HSBC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 450 ($6.22) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a report on Friday, February 16th. Finally, Liberum Capital lowered their target price on Merlin Entertainments from GBX 382 ($5.28) to GBX 360 ($4.97) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Monday, January 15th.
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) opened at GBX 338.30 ($4.67) on Wednesday. Merlin Entertainments has a 1 year low of GBX 317.10 ($4.38) and a 1 year high of GBX 537.50 ($7.43). The stock has a market capitalization of $3,450.00 and a PE ratio of 1,610.95.
Merlin Entertainments 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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