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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
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  • Exchange: LON
  • Symbol: MERL
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Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $6.21
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $481.65
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $462.32
  • 52-Week Range: GBX 316.79 - GBX 507.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 27.84
  • P/E Growth: 1.68
  • Market Cap: $5.05B
  • 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, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.55)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 498.50

Analysts' Ratings History for Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/20/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price Target OverweightGBX 520 -> GBX 575View Rating Details
2/20/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 465 -> GBX 460View Rating Details
2/9/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHoldGBX 440View Rating Details
12/22/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Boost Price TargetNeutralGBX 470 -> GBX 500View Rating Details
12/6/2016Peel HuntInitiated CoverageBuyGBX 510View Rating Details
11/30/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
11/29/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 515View Rating Details
11/18/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/3/2016HSBC Holdings plcInitiated CoverageBuyGBX 530View Rating Details
7/29/2016Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 420 -> GBX 460View Rating Details
2/29/2016Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 470 -> GBX 520View Rating Details
2/25/2016Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
2/22/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/19/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 450View Rating Details
2/17/2016Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingHoldGBX 400View Rating Details
11/16/2015Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/24/2015 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: $19.77 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
10/10/2016Anne-Francoise NesmesInsiderBuy4,500GBX 440£19,800
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 : *UBS RAISES MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PRICE TARGET TO 560 (515) PENCE - 'BUY' (LON:MERL)
www.4-traders.com - February 24 at 9:30 AM
News IconInvestor Guide: Checking on Indicators for Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL.L) - Rives Journal (LON:MERL)
rivesjournal.com - February 24 at 9:30 AM
directorstalkinterviews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC 8.5% Potential Decrease Indicated by JP Morgan Cazenove - DirectorsTalk Interviews (LON:MERL)
www.directorstalkinterviews.com - February 24 at 9:30 AM
News IconMarket Focus: Checking in on Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL.L) - Searcy News (LON:MERL)
searcysentinel.com - February 23 at 6:34 PM
proactiveinvestors.co.uk logoMerlin Entertainments PLC a growing attraction - Proactive Investors UK (LON:MERL)
www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk - February 23 at 7:07 AM
News IconMadame Tussauds And Legendary Pictures Announce An Epic Kong Experience, Times Square Attraction Receives Huge Delivery From Skull Island (LON:MERL)
www.ktvn.com - February 22 at 11:39 PM
News IconTimes Square Attraction Receives Huge Delivery From Legendary Pictures & Warner Bros' KONG: SKULL ISLAND (LON:MERL)
www.broadwayworld.com - February 22 at 6:38 PM
News IconMarket Check: Narrowing in on Shares of Merlin Entertainments plc (LSE:MERL) - Baldwin Journal (LON:MERL)
baldwinjournal.com - February 22 at 6:38 PM
News IconMarket Focus: Checking Indicators on Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL.L) - BVN (LON:MERL)
bvnewsjournal.com - February 22 at 8:21 AM
News IconStock Watch: Checking the Numbers for Merlin Entertainments plc (LSE:MERL) - Baxter Review (LON:MERL)
baxternewsreview.com - February 21 at 6:23 PM
directorstalkinterviews.com logoMarket Risers: Hammerson plc, Inmarsat Plc, Merlin Entertainments PLC, Prudential plc - DirectorsTalk Interviews (LON:MERL)
www.directorstalkinterviews.com - February 20 at 5:54 PM
marketexclusive.com logoAnalyst Activity – Barclays PLC Raises Its Price Target On Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) to GBX 575 - Market Exclusive (LON:MERL)
marketexclusive.com - February 20 at 5:54 PM
News IconBroker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
www.youinvest.co.uk - February 20 at 10:09 AM
4-traders.com logoMerlin Entertainments : *BARCLAYS RAISES MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS TARGET TO 575 (520) PENCE - 'OVERWEIGHT' (LON:MERL)
www.4-traders.com - February 20 at 10:09 AM
News IconCan Merlin Entertainments plc’s (LSE:MERL) Financial Health Cause Trouble In The Future? (LON:MERL)
simplywall.st - February 20 at 10:09 AM
marketexclusive.com logoAnalyst Activity – J P Morgan Chase & Co Reiterates Neutral on Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) (LON:MERL)
marketexclusive.com - February 20 at 10:09 AM
directorstalkinterviews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC 6.6% Potential Upside Indicated by Barclays Capital - DirectorsTalk Interviews (LON:MERL)
www.directorstalkinterviews.com - February 17 at 2:33 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logo2 Footsie growth stocks trading at bargain prices (LON:MERL)
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 2:33 PM
News Icon“Nashville” TV Show Favorites to Sing Their Way to Madame Tussauds Nashville (LON:MERL)
www.mysuncoast.com - February 15 at 1:04 AM
prnewswire.com logoLEGOLAND® Parks and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers... (LON:MERL)
www.prnewswire.com - February 14 at 8:03 PM
News IconMerlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) Recent Analyst Updates - NewsDen (LON:MERL)
newsden.net - February 7 at 6:55 AM
sbwire.com logoGlobal Amusement and Theme Park Market Size, Trends & Forecasts 2016-2020: Market Insights (LON:MERL)
www.sbwire.com - February 4 at 12:15 AM
businesswire.com logoGlobal Amusement and Theme Park Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts 2016-2020 Featuring Walt Disney, Merlin Entertainment Plc & Six Flags Entertainment Corporation - Research and ... (LON:MERL)
www.businesswire.com - February 4 at 12:15 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoGlobal Amusement and Theme Park Market: Size, Trends ... - Yahoo Finance (LON:MERL)
finance.yahoo.com - February 3 at 7:14 PM
News IconAn intrinsic value calculation for Merlin Entertainments plc (LSE:MERL) shows investors are overpaying - Simply Wall St (LON:MERL)
simplywall.st - February 3 at 7:14 PM
News IconJudge dismisses lawsuit from group opposing $500 million Orange County Legoland proposal (LON:MERL)
westfaironline.com - February 2 at 7:18 PM
News IconLEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta to celebrate “The LEGO® Batman™ Movie” with exclusive special events in February (LON:MERL)
patch.com - February 1 at 5:25 AM
News IconLEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester Celebrates The LEGO® Batman™ Movie with Exclusive Movie Days from February 11-19 (LON:MERL)
patch.com - January 27 at 2:23 AM
News IconTheming Production Manager - Tamworth Herald (LON:MERL)
jobs.tamworthherald.co.uk - January 26 at 9:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmusement and Theme Park Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Size and 2020 Forecasts Research Report (LON:MERL)
finance.yahoo.com - January 25 at 12:14 AM
News IconGlobal Amusement and Theme Park Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2016-2020) – Daedal Research (LON:MERL)
www.prlog.org - January 24 at 4:52 AM
4-traders.com logoMerlin Entertainments : Law firm lands Merlin deal (LON:MERL)
www.4-traders.com - January 24 at 4:52 AM
News IconLEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester Announces “Master Model Builder” Dream Job Winner (LON:MERL)
patch.com - January 21 at 5:21 AM
News IconBarclays Capital Gives Merlin Entertainments PLC Price Target With Potential 8.18% Upside - UK Market News (LON:MERL)
www.ukmarketnews.co.uk - January 21 at 5:21 AM
directorstalkinterviews.com logoMerlin Entertainments PLC 7.9% Potential Upside Indicated by Barclays Capital - DirectorsTalk Interviews (LON:MERL)
www.directorstalkinterviews.com - January 21 at 5:21 AM
News IconRatings Change: Discussion stirs around Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) this week; here is what analysts are ... - Fair View Times (LON:MERL)
fairviewtimes.com - January 19 at 8:31 PM
directorstalkinterviews.com logoMarket Risers: HSBC Holdings plc, Merlin Entertainments PLC ... - DirectorsTalk Interviews (LON:MERL)
www.directorstalkinterviews.com - January 19 at 8:31 PM
News IconWhy Merlin Entertainments plc (LSE:MERL) Delivered An Inferior ROE Compared To The Industry? - Simply Wall St (LON:MERL)
simplywall.st - January 19 at 8:31 PM
morningstar.co.uk logoParagon Entertainment Adds Former Merlin Director As Non-Executive (LON:MERL)
www.morningstar.co.uk - January 18 at 4:52 AM
News IconBroker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL)
www.youinvest.co.uk - January 18 at 4:52 AM
stockmarketwire.com logoParagon strengthens its board (LON:MERL)
www.stockmarketwire.com - January 17 at 11:50 AM
News IconMerlin GC appoints DLA Piper as sole adviser (LON:MERL)
www.thelawyer.com - January 17 at 11:50 AM
4-traders.com logoParagon Entertainment : Adds Former Merlin Director As Non-Executive (LON:MERL)
www.4-traders.com - January 17 at 11:50 AM
livemint.com logoAfter Madame Tussauds, Merlin set to bring Legoland, Sea Life to India - Livemint (LON:MERL)
www.livemint.com - January 16 at 7:03 PM
News IconMadame Tussauds Attractions Across the United States Honor President Obama’s Term With Vacation Suggestions (LON:MERL)
www.eglobaltravelmedia.com.au - January 14 at 12:47 AM
directorstalkinterviews.com logoMarket Risers: Merlin Entertainments PLC, Mondi Plc, OptiBiotix Health PLC, Persimmon plc - DirectorsTalk Interviews (LON:MERL)
www.directorstalkinterviews.com - January 13 at 7:46 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoAre these FTSE 100 favourites priced to plummet in 2017? (LON:MERL)
uk.finance.yahoo.com - January 13 at 5:04 AM
directorstalkinterviews.com logoMarket Risers: Merlin Entertainments PLC, North River Resources plc., NEXT plc, Persimmon pl - DirectorsTalk Interviews (LON:MERL)
www.directorstalkinterviews.com - January 10 at 7:23 PM
News IconNew thrills and chills come to Edinburgh Dungeon (LON:MERL)
www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com - January 9 at 7:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMadame Tussauds Attractions Across the United States Honor President Obama's Term With Vacation Suggestions (LON:MERL)
finance.yahoo.com - January 9 at 7:14 PM

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What is Merlin Entertainments PLC's stock symbol?

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

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

Merlin Entertainments PLC announced a dividend on Thursday, July 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 11th will be given a dividend of GBX 2.20 per share on Monday, September 19th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 11th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.

Where is Merlin Entertainments PLC's stock going? Where will Merlin Entertainments PLC's stock price be in 2017?

11 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Merlin Entertainments PLC's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 440 to GBX 575. On average, they anticipate Merlin Entertainments PLC's stock price to reach GBX 498.50 in the next twelve months.

How do I buy Merlin Entertainments PLC stock?

Shares of Merlin Entertainments PLC 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.

How much does a share of Merlin Entertainments PLC stock cost?

One share of Merlin Entertainments PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 498.30.


Last Updated on 2/24/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff