Merlin Entertainments PLC Company Profile (LON:MERL)

About Merlin Entertainments PLC

Merlin Entertainments PLC logoMerlin Entertainments plc is a United Kingdom-based entertainment company. The Company operates through three business segments: Midway Attractions, LEGOLAND Parks and Resort Theme Parks. Its 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. The Midway Attractions segment operates approximately 100 attractions in over 21 countries across over four continents. The LEGOLAND Parks includes LEGO themed accommodation, rides and shows. The LEGOLAND Parks operate over six attractions in approximately five countries across over three continents. The Resort Theme Parks include accommodation, rides and shows. The Resort Theme Parks segment operates over six attractions in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy. Its subsidiaries include AAE Unit Trust, AQDEV Pty Limited and Aquia Pty Ltd.

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  • Exchange: LON
  • Symbol: MERL
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Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $6.29
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $474.4680
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $446.6050
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.7417
  • P/E Growth: 1.4500
  • Market Cap: $4.85B
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,013,909,000
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.62)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 476.18

Analysts' Ratings History for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/12/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutralGBX 464 -> GBX 450View Rating Details
7/29/2016Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 420 -> GBX 460View Rating Details
7/29/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/29/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 520View Rating Details
7/28/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 515View Rating Details
3/2/2016HSBCBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 470 -> GBX 530View Rating Details
2/29/2016Jefferies GroupBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 470 -> GBX 520View Rating Details
2/26/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyGBX 475View Rating Details
2/25/2016Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
2/22/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/19/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 450View Rating Details
2/17/2016Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingHoldGBX 400View Rating Details
11/16/2015Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
11/3/2014Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweightGBX 420 -> GBX 430View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/29/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $20.4800 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/28/2016GBX 2.200.47%8/11/20168/11/20169/19/2016
2/25/2016GBX 4.400.97%4/28/20164/28/20166/7/2016
7/30/2015GBX 2.100.51%8/13/20158/13/20159/24/2015
2/26/2015GBX 4.200.93%4/30/20154/30/20156/5/2015
7/31/2014GBX 20.56%8/27/20148/27/20149/25/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/3/2016Carr ,AndrewInsiderSell750,000GBX 456£3,420,000
12/21/2015Rautio,TrudyInsiderBuy11,250GBX 443£49,837.50
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
DateHeadline
rttnews.com logoDechra Pharma Names Richard Cotton CFO Designate (LON:MERL)
www.rttnews.com - August 17 at 9:16 AM
News IconForget Disney: Inside Legoland's small-town strategy - Daily Republic - Fairfield Daily Republic (LON:MERL)
www.dailyrepublic.com - August 15 at 8:19 AM
News IconForget Disney: Inside Legoland's strategy - Salt Lake Tribune (LON:MERL)
www.sltrib.com - August 13 at 5:55 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of MERL.L earnings conference call or presentation 28-Jul-16 7:30am GMT (LON:MERL)
finance.yahoo.com - August 13 at 5:55 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of MERL.L earnings conference call or presentation 28-Jul-16 7:30am GMT (LON:MERL)
finance.yahoo.com - August 13 at 5:55 PM
News IconInside Legoland’s small-town strategy (LON:MERL)
www.northjersey.com - August 12 at 9:25 AM
ft.com logoNo Disney Neighbor Needed — Legoland Considering Small-Town Strategy for U.S. Expansion (LON:MERL)
skift.com - August 11 at 6:32 PM
bloomberg.com logoForget Disney—Inside Legoland's Small-Town Strategy - Bloomberg - Bloomberg (LON:MERL)
www.bloomberg.com - August 11 at 9:21 AM
bloomberg.com logoForget Disney—Inside Legoland’s Small-Town Strategy (LON:MERL)
www.bloomberg.com - August 11 at 9:21 AM
ftsenews.co.uk logoOutstanding Analyst Ratings For Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) - FTSE News (LON:MERL)
www.ftsenews.co.uk - August 9 at 9:15 AM
publicnow.com logoHolding(s) in Company - GIC Private Ltd (LON:MERL)
www.publicnow.com - August 3 at 6:29 PM
News IconMy View: Legoland and Goshen - a great fit for each other (LON:MERL)
www.recordonline.com - August 1 at 10:49 AM
reuters.com logoBrexit shockwaves hit British jobs, banks, automobiles - Reuters (LON:MERL)
www.reuters.com - July 30 at 9:00 AM
directorstalkinterviews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC 10.5% Potential Upside Indicated by Barclays Capital - DirectorsTalk Interviews (LON:MERL)
www.directorstalkinterviews.com - July 30 at 9:00 AM
breakingfinancenews.com logoKepler Cheuvreux recorded (LON:MERL) Merlin Entertainments PLC, boosting its stock price target to 460GBX earlier today (LON:MERL)
breakingfinancenews.com - July 29 at 6:18 PM
4-traders.com logoMerlin Entertainments : magics up visitors in tough London market (LON:MERL)
www.4-traders.com - July 29 at 9:08 AM
breakingfinancenews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) price target increased to 520GBX as reported today by Barclays Capital (LON:MERL)
breakingfinancenews.com - July 29 at 9:08 AM
breakingfinancenews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) price target maintained at 515GBX as reported today by Panmure Gordon (LON:MERL)
breakingfinancenews.com - July 28 at 6:21 PM
News IconRussell Lynch: UK Plc has withstood Brexit so far, but real tests are yet to come (LON:MERL)
www.standard.co.uk - July 28 at 9:21 AM
marketwatch.com logoMerlin pretax profit rises 39%; trading in line (LON:MERL)
www.marketwatch.com - July 28 at 9:21 AM
4-traders.com logoMerlin Entertainments : sees boost from weaker pound (LON:MERL)
www.4-traders.com - July 28 at 9:21 AM
4-traders.com logoMerlin Entertainments : unveils new CBeebies Land Hotel at Alton Towers Resort (LON:MERL)
www.4-traders.com - July 27 at 6:28 PM
publicnow.com logoMerlin Entertainments unveils new CBeebies Land Hotel at Alton Towers Resort (LON:MERL)
www.publicnow.com - July 27 at 10:08 AM
capitalcube.com logoMerlin Entertainments Plc : Overvalued relative to peers, but may deserve another look (LON:MERL)
www.capitalcube.com - July 22 at 4:11 PM
ftsenews.co.uk logoUBS reiterated Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) as 'Buy' With 540 PT - FTSE News (LON:MERL)
www.ftsenews.co.uk - July 21 at 6:24 PM
4-traders.com logoMerlin Entertainments : *UBS RAISES MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PRICE TARGET TO 540 (510) PENCE - 'BUY' (LON:MERL)
www.4-traders.com - July 18 at 11:27 AM
breakingfinancenews.com logoPanmure Gordon recorded (LON:MERL) Merlin Entertainments PLC, renewing its price target at 515GBX earlier today (LON:MERL)
breakingfinancenews.com - July 13 at 6:30 PM
News IconLEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester Hosts Summer #LDCWSelfie Challenge (LON:MERL)
patch.com - July 12 at 10:33 AM
News IconThousands Come to LEGOLAND Open House to Learn More (LON:MERL)
www.theepochtimes.com - July 8 at 6:16 PM
News IconLegoland Hosts Open House, Offers Details on Proposed Amusement Park (LON:MERL)
patch.com - July 8 at 6:16 PM
directorstalkinterviews.com logoAIM Morning Risers: Merlin Entertainments PLC, Glencore PLC, Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc - DirectorsTalk Interviews (LON:MERL)
www.directorstalkinterviews.com - July 8 at 9:01 AM
News IconLegoland developers host open house in Goshen for new theme park in Orange County (LON:MERL)
abc7ny.com - July 7 at 6:10 PM
breakingfinancenews.com logoBarclays Capital announced (LON:MERL) Merlin Entertainments PLC, holding steady its target price to GBX500 today (LON:MERL)
breakingfinancenews.com - July 5 at 5:57 PM
breakingfinancenews.com logoBarclays Capital announced (LON:MERL) Merlin Entertainments PLC, holding steady its target price to GBX500 today - Breaking Finance News (LON:MERL)
breakingfinancenews.com - July 4 at 10:55 AM
breakingfinancenews.com logoJP Morgan Cazenove issued a report on (LON:MERL) Merlin Entertainments PLC, increasing its price target to GBX464 ... - Breaking Finance News (LON:MERL)
breakingfinancenews.com - July 3 at 5:39 PM
News IconGoshen Town Board Hears Concerns on LEGOLAND (LON:MERL)
www.theepochtimes.com - July 3 at 10:27 AM
breakingfinancenews.com logoJP Morgan Cazenove issued a report on (LON:MERL) Merlin Entertainments PLC, increasing its price target to GBX464 today (LON:MERL)
breakingfinancenews.com - July 3 at 10:27 AM
News IconLEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan to host glamorous red carpet premiere of 4D LEGO Movie (LON:MERL)
patch.com - July 2 at 8:57 AM
bizjournals.com logoMadame Tussauds New York Opens Highly Anticipated "Ghostbusters Experience" And World's First Hyper-Reality Experience "Ghostbusters: Dimension" (LON:MERL)
www.bizjournals.com - June 30 at 6:28 PM
ftsenews.co.uk logoMerlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) Issued With 'Neutral' Rating At JP Morgan Cazenove - FTSE News (LON:MERL)
www.ftsenews.co.uk - June 30 at 9:01 AM
4-traders.com logoMerlin Entertainments : *JPMORGAN RAISES MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS TO 'NEUTRAL' ('UW') - TARGET 464 (440)P (LON:MERL)
www.4-traders.com - June 29 at 8:57 AM
directorstalkinterviews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC 20.1% Potential Upside Indicated by Barclays Capital - DirectorsTalk Interviews (LON:MERL)
www.directorstalkinterviews.com - June 28 at 6:01 PM
News IconLegoland Project in Hudson Valley to Have 8 Themed Areas (LON:MERL)
patch.com - June 28 at 10:59 AM
4-traders.com logoMerlin Entertainments : Holding(s) in Company - GIC Private Limited (LON:MERL)
www.4-traders.com - June 28 at 10:59 AM
capitalcube.com logoMerlin Entertainments Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MERL-GB : June 28, 2016 (LON:MERL)
www.capitalcube.com - June 28 at 4:46 AM
publicnow.com logoHolding(s) in Company - GIC Private Limited (LON:MERL)
www.publicnow.com - June 27 at 12:11 PM
4-traders.com logoMerlin Entertainments : What visitors can expect at Legoland (LON:MERL)
www.4-traders.com - June 26 at 10:47 AM
News IconVideo game fans unite at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan's Adult Night (LON:MERL)
patch.com - June 25 at 9:55 AM
directorstalkinterviews.com logoAIM Morning Risers: Mountfield Group Plc, Surface Transforms plc, Versarien PLCM, Merlin Entertainments PLC - DirectorsTalk Interviews (LON:MERL)
www.directorstalkinterviews.com - June 24 at 6:05 PM
fool.co.uk logoWill a plummeting pound boost tourism shares like Merlin Entertainments plc, Whitbread plc & Marston's plc? - Motley Fool UK (LON:MERL)
www.fool.co.uk - June 24 at 6:05 PM

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Last Updated on 8/29/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff