Morgan Stanley Reiterates “Overweight” Rating for Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL)
Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reissued by stock analysts at Morgan Stanley in a research note issued on Wednesday. They currently have a GBX 470 ($6.20) price objective on the stock.
Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Numis Securities Ltd restated an “add” rating and set a GBX 553 ($7.30) price objective on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price objective on Merlin Entertainments PLC from GBX 530 ($6.99) to GBX 600 ($7.92) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Beaufort Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Peel Hunt upgraded Merlin Entertainments PLC to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from GBX 450 ($5.94) to GBX 530 ($6.99) in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 560 ($7.39) price objective on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Merlin Entertainments PLC currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 495.57 ($6.54).
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In other Merlin Entertainments PLC news, insider Anne-Francoise Nesmes acquired 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 19th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 369 ($4.87) per share, with a total value of £20,295 ($26,781.47). Also, insider Ken J. Hydon acquired 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 23rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 376 ($4.96) per share, for a total transaction of £112,800 ($148,851.94).
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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