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Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are presently covering the stock, AR Network reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 406.57 ($6.73).

Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) opened at 346.30 on Friday. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 320.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 391.50. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 343.9 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 358.. The company’s market cap is £3.511 billion.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, September 25th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 27th will be given a dividend of GBX 2 ($0.03) per share. This represents a yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 27th.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on MERL shares. Analysts at Beaufort Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research note on Friday, August 1st. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a GBX 380 ($6.29) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research note on Tuesday, July 29th. They now have a GBX 430 ($7.12) price target on the stock.

Merlin Entertainments plc is entertainment company engaged in the operation of visitor attractions and theme park resorts in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region.

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