Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Earns “Overweight” Rating from Barclays PLC
Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reissued by equities research analysts at Barclays PLC in a report released on Thursday. They presently have a GBX 575 ($7.45) price target on the stock. Barclays PLC’s target price suggests a potential upside of 20.62% from the company’s previous close.
A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on MERL. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 375 ($4.86) price objective on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Thursday, June 8th. HSBC Holdings plc restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 560 ($7.25) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. Shore Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 450 ($5.83) price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 505.62 ($6.55).
Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) opened at 476.70 on Thursday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 504.09 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 484.81. Merlin Entertainments PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 422.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 537.50. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 4.84 billion.
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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