Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating restated by stock analysts at Barclays PLC in a note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a GBX 520 ($6.50) target price on the stock. Barclays PLC’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 19.27% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on MERL. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Friday, November 4th. They set a “hold” rating and a GBX 440 ($5.50) target price for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price 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. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Friday, November 18th. HSBC initiated coverage on Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Monday, October 3rd. They set a “buy” rating and a GBX 530 ($6.62) target price for the company. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets upped their target price 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. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 474 ($5.92).

Analyst Recommendations for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)

Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) opened at 436.00 on Monday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 446.90 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 452.47. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a one year low of GBX 316.79 and a one year high of GBX 494.90. The company’s market cap is GBX 4.42 billion.

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

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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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