Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fifteen brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 524.85 ($6.96).

A number of brokerages have recently commented on MERL. Berenberg Bank reissued a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 375 ($4.97) price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Thursday, June 8th. HSBC Holdings plc reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 560 ($7.43) price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. Shore Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. Barclays PLC reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 575 ($7.63) price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Friday, June 9th. Finally, Beaufort Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Wednesday, June 14th.

Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) traded up 3.43% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 463.80. 3,019,027 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 422.50 and a 12 month high of GBX 537.50. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 454.51 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 479.30. The stock’s market cap is GBX 4.73 billion.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 17th were issued a dividend of GBX 2.40 ($0.03) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 17th.

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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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