Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Shore Capital in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Berenberg Bank downgraded shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC to a “sell” rating and lowered their price target for the company from GBX 440 ($5.57) to GBX 375 ($4.74) in a report on Thursday, March 16th. Peel Hunt lowered their price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC from GBX 510 ($6.45) to GBX 450 ($5.69) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 23rd. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC from GBX 560 ($7.08) to GBX 580 ($7.34) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Numis Securities Ltd initiated coverage on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd. They set an “add” rating and a GBX 553 ($7.00) price target on the stock. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 575 ($7.27) price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Thursday, May 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 504.83 ($6.39).

Analyst Recommendations for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)

Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) opened at 494.70 on Tuesday. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 316.79 and a 1-year high of GBX 537.50. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 510.31 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 480.26. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 5.03 billion.

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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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