Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Earns Hold Rating from Liberum Capital
Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by investment analysts at Liberum Capital in a note issued to investors on Thursday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.
MERL has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a report on Friday, May 3rd. UBS Group restated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 275 ($3.59) target price (down previously from GBX 295 ($3.85)) on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a report on Tuesday. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a report on Friday, February 22nd. HSBC cut Merlin Entertainments to a “reduce” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from GBX 450 ($5.88) to GBX 315 ($4.12) in a report on Monday. Finally, Berenberg Bank restated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 315 ($4.12) target price (down previously from GBX 340 ($4.44)) on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a report on Thursday, March 21st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 389.45 ($5.09).
Merlin Entertainments stock opened at GBX 348 ($4.55) on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.40 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.47. Merlin Entertainments has a 12-month low of GBX 304.50 ($3.98) and a 12-month high of GBX 415.70 ($5.43). The company has a current ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 74.54.
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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