Rating Reporting: Beaufort Securities Keeps a “Buy” Rating on Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)

November 30, 2016 - By Marie Mckinney

Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) Rating

In a research report shared with investors on Wednesday, 30 November, Beaufort Securities kept their “Buy” rating on Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)‘s stock.

Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) Ratings Coverage

Out of 15 analysts covering Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 6 “Hold”. This means 60% are positive. GBX 540 is the highest target while GBX 400 is the lowest. The GBX 476.38 average target is 8.02% above today’s (GBX 441) stock price. Merlin Entertainments PLC has been the topic of 88 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. As per Thursday, March 3, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and GBX 450 target price in Friday, August 12 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, December 2 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 22 by Beaufort Securities. Beaufort Securities maintained the shares of MERL in a report on Friday, July 29 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, July 28. Nomura maintained Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) rating on Tuesday, July 28. Nomura has “Buy” rating and GBX 450 price target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 16 by UBS. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, February 26 report. On Monday, November 16 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”.

About 154,577 shares traded hands. Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) has risen 1.81% since May 2, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.42% the S&P500.

Merlin Entertainments plc is a United Kingdom entertainment company. The company has a market cap of 4.48 billion GBP. The Firm operates through three business divisions: Midway Attractions, LEGOLAND Parks and Resort Theme Parks. It has a 24.62 P/E ratio. The Company’s 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.

More news for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) were recently published by: Bloomberg.com, which released: “Merlin Entertainments Gains on Debut After $1.5 Billion IPO” on November 08, 2013. Fool.Co.Uk‘s article titled: “Should You Avoid Alton Towers Owner Merlin Entertainments PLC?” and published on June 08, 2015 is yet another important article.

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