LON:MERL - Merlin Entertainments Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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GBX 345.40 -23.50 (-6.37 %)
(As of 03/21/2019 09:57 AM ET)
Previous CloseGBX 368.90
Today's RangeGBX 336.30 - GBX 354.30
52-Week RangeGBX 304.50 - GBX 415.70
Volume1.83 million shs
Average Volume4.38 million shs
Market Capitalization£3.53 billion
P/E Ratio15.35
Dividend Yield2.19%
BetaN/A
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 Centre, Seal Sanctuaries, Blackpool Tower, WILD LIFE, Australian Treetop Adventures, Hotham Alpine Resort, Falls Creek, Shreks Adventure London, and Little BIG City brands. It also operates LEGOLAND parks under the LEGOLAND Billund, LEGOLAND Windsor, LEGOLAND California, LEGOLAND Deutschland, LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Malaysia, LEGOLAND Dubai, and LEGOLAND Japan brands; and resort theme parks under the Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Gardaland, Heide Park, THORPE PARK Resort, and Warwick Castle brands. As of March 23, 2018, the company operated approximately 120 attractions, 15 hotels, and 6 holiday villages in 25 countries and across 4 continents. Merlin Entertainments plc was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Poole, the United Kingdom.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Entertainment - Diversified
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorServices
CUSIPN/A
CIKN/A
Phone+44-1202-666900

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales£1.69 billion
Cash FlowGBX 10.69 per share
Book ValueGBX 170.10 per share

Profitability

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Outstanding Shares1,022,070,016
Market Cap£3.53 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
OptionableNot Optionable

Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Merlin Entertainments' stock symbol?

Merlin Entertainments trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "MERL."

How often does Merlin Entertainments pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Merlin Entertainments?

Merlin Entertainments declared a dividend on Thursday, February 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 11th will be paid a dividend of GBX 5.50 per share on Thursday, May 16th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 11th. This is a positive change from Merlin Entertainments's previous dividend of $2.50. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Merlin Entertainments' Dividend History.

How were Merlin Entertainments' earnings last quarter?

Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) released its earnings results on Thursday, August, 2nd. The company reported $3.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $3.40 by $0.10. View Merlin Entertainments' Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for MERL?

12 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Merlin Entertainments' stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 295 to GBX 500. On average, they anticipate Merlin Entertainments' stock price to reach GBX 398.90 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Merlin Entertainments.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Merlin Entertainments?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Merlin Entertainments in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Merlin Entertainments.

Has Merlin Entertainments been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about MERL stock have been trending negative on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Merlin Entertainments earned a coverage optimism score of -2.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Merlin Entertainments' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Merlin Entertainments own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Merlin Entertainments investors own include ITV (ITV), Intelsat (I), Associated British Foods (ABF), HSBC (HSBA), easyJet (EZJ), Fossil Group (FOSL), Chaarat Gold (CGH), Bank of America (BAC), First Data (FDC) and Apollo Global Management (APO).

Who are Merlin Entertainments' key executives?

Merlin Entertainments' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Nicholas John Varney, Group CEO, Member of Exec. Board & Director (Age 56)
  • Ms. Anne-Francoise Michele Nesmes Rankine, CFO & Exec. Director (Age 47)
  • Mr. Mark Fisher, Chief Devel. Officer & Member of Exec. Board (Age 55)
  • Mr. John Jakobsen, Chief New Openings Officer and Member of Exec. Board (Age 56)
  • Mr. Nick Mackenzie BSc, Managing Director of Midway Attractions and Member of Exec. Board (Age 51)

How do I buy shares of Merlin Entertainments?

Shares of MERL and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is Merlin Entertainments' stock price today?

One share of MERL stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 345.40.

How big of a company is Merlin Entertainments?

Merlin Entertainments has a market capitalization of £3.53 billion and generates £1.69 billion in revenue each year.

What is Merlin Entertainments' official website?

The official website for Merlin Entertainments is http://www.merlinentertainments.biz.

How can I contact Merlin Entertainments?

Merlin Entertainments' mailing address is 3 Market Close, POOLE, BH15 1NQ, United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at +44-1202-666900.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Merlin Entertainments (LON MERL)

Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  646 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  340 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  986
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Merlin Entertainments and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MERL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MERL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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