Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 424.80 ($5.55).
A number of brokerages have issued reports on MERL. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Liberum Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group cut their target price on Merlin Entertainments from GBX 405 ($5.29) to GBX 375 ($4.90) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 25th. Numis Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 415 ($5.42) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th.
Shares of Merlin Entertainments stock traded up GBX 2.90 ($0.04) on Monday, hitting GBX 333.80 ($4.36). 1,130,448 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,380,000. Merlin Entertainments has a 1-year low of GBX 317.10 ($4.14) and a 1-year high of GBX 537.50 ($7.02).
Merlin Entertainments plc operates visitor attraction places worldwide. The company operates midway attractions under the Madame Tussauds, The Eye Brand, SEA LIFE, The Dungeons, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Seal Sanctuaries, Blackpool Tower, WILD LIFE, Australian Treetop Adventures, Hotham Alpine Resort, Falls Creek, Shreks Adventure London, and Little BIG City brands.
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