Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON: MERL) in the last few weeks:

  • 10/23/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC had its price target lowered by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from GBX 600 ($7.92) to GBX 515 ($6.80). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/20/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC had its price target lowered by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from GBX 470 ($6.20) to GBX 400 ($5.28). They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 10/18/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a GBX 440 ($5.81) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 500 ($6.60).
  • 10/18/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from GBX 580 ($7.65) to GBX 470 ($6.20). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 10/18/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a GBX 480 ($6.33) price target on the stock.
  • 10/17/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.
  • 10/17/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 530 ($6.99) price target on the stock.
  • 10/17/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC had its “under review” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital.
  • 10/16/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC had its “add” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 553 ($7.30) price target on the stock.
  • 10/6/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They now have a GBX 565 ($7.46) price target on the stock.
  • 10/5/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a GBX 575 ($7.59) price target on the stock.
  • 9/6/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. They now have a GBX 560 ($7.39) price target on the stock.
  • 9/5/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a GBX 580 ($7.65) price target on the stock.
  • 8/31/2017 – Merlin Entertainments PLC had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a GBX 575 ($7.59) price target on the stock.

Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON MERL) opened at 365.80 on Wednesday. The company’s market cap is GBX 3.73 billion. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 355.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 537.50. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 440.21 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 474.25.

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

In other Merlin Entertainments PLC news, insider Ken J. Hydon acquired 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 23rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 376 ($4.96) per share, with a total value of £112,800 ($148,851.94). Also, insider Anne-Francoise Nesmes acquired 5,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 19th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 369 ($4.87) per share, for a total transaction of £20,295 ($26,781.47).

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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