Deutsche Bank AG reiterated their buy rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) in a report issued on Friday morning.

MERL has been the subject of several other reports. Panmure Gordon reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 515 ($6.43) price objective on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Barclays PLC reiterated an overweight rating and issued a GBX 520 ($6.50) price objective on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Beaufort Securities reiterated a buy rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Kepler Capital Markets boosted their price objective on Merlin Entertainments PLC from GBX 420 ($5.25) to GBX 460 ($5.75) and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price objective on Merlin Entertainments PLC from GBX 464 ($5.80) to GBX 450 ($5.62) and set a neutral rating for the company in a research report on Friday, August 12th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Merlin Entertainments PLC presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 474 ($5.92).

Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) traded down 1.51% during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 430.60. 840,946 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 447.43 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 452.23. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 316.79 and a 1-year high of GBX 494.90. The stock’s market cap is GBX 4.37 billion.

In other news, insider Anne-Francoise Nesmes acquired 4,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 440 ($5.50) per share, with a total value of £19,800 ($24,737.63).

Merlin Entertainments PLC 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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