Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 398.57 ($5.21).
MERL has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. UBS Group set a $54.00 price target on Westlake Chemical and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 2nd. Liberum Capital raised their price target on from GBX 2,625 ($34.30) to GBX 2,750 ($35.93) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 1st. Numis Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Loopup Group in a research note on Friday, June 7th. HSBC assumed coverage on Canada Goose in a research note on Monday, May 20th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $48.32 price objective on the stock. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lowered Roku from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $90.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, July 1st. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
Shares of MERL stock traded up GBX 0.40 ($0.01) during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching GBX 450 ($5.88). The stock had a trading volume of 2,268,212 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,380,000. Merlin Entertainments has a 12-month low of GBX 304.50 ($3.98) and a 12-month high of GBX 451.50 ($5.90). The firm has a market capitalization of $4.61 billion and a P/E ratio of 20.00. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 407.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 74.54, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a current ratio of 0.69.
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 Centres, Seal Sanctuaries, Shreks Adventure, Blackpool Tower, WILD LIFE, Australian Treetop Adventures, Hotham Alpine Resort, Falls Creek, and Little BIG City brands.
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