Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 424.80 ($5.55).
A number of brokerages recently issued reports on MERL. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group reduced 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 note on Thursday, October 25th. Numis Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 415 ($5.42) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research note on Wednesday, October 17th.
MERL traded down GBX 3.60 ($0.05) during trading on Monday, reaching GBX 330.20 ($4.31). The company had a trading volume of 1,073,148 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,380,000. Merlin Entertainments has a 52 week low of GBX 317.10 ($4.14) and a 52 week 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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