Today’s Rating On Watch: Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) Overweight Rating Reiterated at Barclays Capital

November 30, 2016 - By Darrin Black

Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) Rating

In analysts report sent to clients and investors on 30 November, Barclays Capital reiterated their Overweight rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL).

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 8.61% above today’s (GBX 438.6) stock price. Merlin Entertainments PLC has been the topic of 88 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock has “Hold” rating given by Numis Securities on Wednesday, February 17. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, August 7. Panmure Gordon maintained the shares of MERL in a report on Friday, May 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, September 10 by JP Morgan. On Friday, September 30 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, December 2, the company rating was maintained by Beaufort Securities. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 21 by Panmure Gordon. The stock of Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 20 by Beaufort Securities. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral” on Wednesday, June 29.

About 92,772 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 4.46 billion GBP. The Firm operates through three business divisions: Midway Attractions, LEGOLAND Parks and Resort Theme Parks. It has a 24.48 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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