Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 509.50 ($6.65).

Several research firms recently weighed in on MERL. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 450 ($5.88) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Beaufort Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Liberum Capital began coverage on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. They set a “hold” rating and a GBX 515 ($6.72) target price on the stock. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 575 ($7.51) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 560 ($7.31) price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research note on Thursday, May 18th.

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Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) traded up 0.30% during trading on Monday, hitting GBX 470.80. The company had a trading volume of 1,875,896 shares. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 422.50 and a 52-week high of GBX 537.50. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 4.78 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 504.09 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 484.81.

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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