Merlin Entertainments PLC’s Buy Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group (MERL)
Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at Jefferies Group in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. They currently have a GBX 420 ($6.97) target price on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price target suggests a potential upside of 19.22% from the company’s current price.
Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) traded up 1.24% on Tuesday, hitting GBX 352.30. The stock had a trading volume of 414,402 shares. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a one year low of GBX 320.00 and a one year high of GBX 391.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 343. and a 200-day moving average of GBX 357.7. The company’s market cap is £3.571 billion.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, September 25th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 27th will be paid a dividend of GBX 2 ($0.03) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 27th.
MERL has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. 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 ($6.31) 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 ($7.14) price target on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 405.86 ($6.74).
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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