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: $6.18
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $478.99
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $453.61
  • 52-Week Range: GBX 316.79 - GBX 494.90
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.26
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
  • Market Cap: $4.77B
  • 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 476.30

Analysts' Ratings History for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/22/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 520View Rating Details
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
7/28/2016Panmure 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 9/24/2014 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: $20.46 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
4-traders.com logoMerlin Entertainments : I do like to be besidethesea (LON:MERL)
www.4-traders.com - September 24 at 10:31 AM
News IconLegoland Tax Deal Discussed in County Committee Meeting - The Epoch Times (LON:MERL)
www.theepochtimes.com - September 22 at 5:50 PM
News IconLegoland Tax Deal Discussed in County Committee Meeting (LON:MERL)
www.theepochtimes.com - September 21 at 5:48 PM
News IconMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Given “Overweight” Rating at Barclays - DailyQuint (LON:MERL)
dailyquint.com - September 19 at 6:05 PM
News IconLEGOLAND® Discovery Center Announces “National Parent and Child Play Day”, September 16 (LON:MERL)
www.chicagotribune.com - September 17 at 10:37 AM
proactiveinvestors.co.uk logoAccesso has a spring in its step (LON:MERL)
www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk - September 15 at 9:32 AM
lse.co.uk logoGrant of Awards to Directors - London South East (registration) (blog) (LON:MERL)
www.lse.co.uk - September 14 at 6:14 PM
capitalcube.com logoMerlin Entertainments Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:MERL) : September 14, 2016 (LON:MERL)
www.capitalcube.com - September 14 at 6:14 PM
proactiveinvestors.co.uk logoAccesso has a spring in its step - Proactive Investors UK (LON:MERL)
www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk - September 14 at 10:23 AM
capitalcube.com logoMerlin Entertainments Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MERL-GB : September 13, 2016 (LON:MERL)
www.capitalcube.com - September 13 at 10:56 AM
News IconRiver Thames sightseeing operator appoints new finance director - eTurboNews (LON:MERL)
www.eturbonews.com - September 9 at 5:51 PM
News IconRiver Thames sightseeing operator appoints new finance director (LON:MERL)
www.eturbonews.com - September 8 at 5:56 PM
News IconCity Cruises Appoints New Finance Director (LON:MERL)
www.traveldailymedia.com - September 8 at 9:59 AM
News IconNon-executive directors appointed to UKA board - Athletics Weekly (LON:MERL)
www.athleticsweekly.com - September 6 at 6:09 PM
News IconNon-executive directors appointed to UKA board (LON:MERL)
www.athleticsweekly.com - September 6 at 10:50 AM
morningstar.co.uk logoPRESS: Merlin's 'Smiler' Rollercoaster At Alton Towers Breaks Down (LON:MERL)
www.morningstar.co.uk - September 1 at 6:00 PM
wsj.com logoRoller Coasters Ride Into Dizzying Realm of Virtual Reality - Wall Street Journal (LON:MERL)
www.wsj.com - September 1 at 9:13 AM
wsj.com logoRoller Coasters Ride Into Dizzying Realm of Virtual Reality (LON:MERL)
www.wsj.com - August 30 at 6:08 PM
News IconLEGOLAND® Discovery Center Celebrates Inaugural National Parent and Child Play Day on September 16 (LON:MERL)
www.busbyway.com - August 30 at 6:08 PM
benzinga.com logoLEGOLAND® Discovery Center Celebrates Inaugural National Parent and Child Play Day on September 16 - Benzinga (LON:MERL)
www.benzinga.com - August 29 at 6:01 PM
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

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