Morgan Stanley restated their overweight rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) in a research note released on Monday morning. Morgan Stanley currently has a GBX 470 ($6.37) price target on the stock.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Numis Securities restated an add rating and issued a GBX 553 ($7.50) price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Peel Hunt restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 530 ($7.19) price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Citigroup restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 565 ($7.66) price target on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Deutsche Bank dropped their price objective on shares of Merlin Entertainments from GBX 600 ($8.14) to GBX 515 ($6.98) and set a buy rating on the stock in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Shore Capital reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 480.36 ($6.51).

Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) traded up GBX 4.40 ($0.06) during trading on Monday, hitting GBX 356.50 ($4.83). 5,270,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,700,000. Merlin Entertainments has a one year low of GBX 343.40 ($4.66) and a one year high of GBX 537.50 ($7.29). The company has a market cap of $3,630.00 and a P/E ratio of 1,697.62.

In related news, insider Ken J. Hydon bought 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 376 ($5.10) per share, with a total value of £112,800 ($152,969.89). Also, insider Anne-Francoise Nesmes bought 5,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 19th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 369 ($5.00) per share, for a total transaction of £20,295 ($27,522.38).

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About Merlin Entertainments

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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