Merlin Entertainments Stock Price, News & Analysis (LON:MERL)

GBX 350.60 +8.20 (+2.39 %)
(As of 02/19/2018 08:36 AM ET)
Previous CloseGBX 342.40
Today's RangeGBX 336.10 - GBX 355.90
52-Week RangeGBX 317.10 - GBX 537.50
Volume2.17 million shs
Average Volume3.45 million shs
Market Capitalization£3.49 billion
P/E Ratio1,669.52
Dividend YieldN/A
BetaN/A

About Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL)

Merlin Entertainments 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Leisure & Recreation
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorCyclical Consumer Goods & Services
SymbolLON:MERL
CUSIPN/A
Phone+44-1202-666900

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current RatioN/A
Quick RatioN/A

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio1669.52380952381
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A
Price / SalesN/A
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book ValueN/A
Price / BookN/A

Profitability

Trailing EPSGBX 0.21
Net IncomeN/A
Net Margins5.40%
Return on Equity5.22%
Return on Assets2.15%

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Outstanding Shares1,020,000,000

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 Friday, August 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of GBX 2.40 per share on Monday, September 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Merlin Entertainments' Dividend History.

Where is Merlin Entertainments' stock going? Where will Merlin Entertainments' stock price be in 2018?

15 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Merlin Entertainments' shares. Their predictions range from GBX 360 to GBX 565. On average, they anticipate Merlin Entertainments' stock price to reach GBX 446.46 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Merlin Entertainments.

Who are some of Merlin Entertainments' key competitors?

Who are Merlin Entertainments' key executives?

Merlin Entertainments' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Nick Varney, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
  • Anne-Francoise Michele Nesmes Rankine, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
  • John Sunderland, Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board (Age 71)
  • Soren Thorup Soerensen, Non-Executive Director
  • Yun Chiang, Independent Non-Executive Director (Age 49)
  • Charles M. Gurassa, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director (Age 61)
  • Fru Hazlitt, Independent Non-Executive Director (Age 52)

How do I buy Merlin Entertainments stock?

Shares of Merlin Entertainments 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 Merlin Entertainments stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 350.60.

How big of a company is Merlin Entertainments?

Merlin Entertainments has a market capitalization of £3.49 billion.

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 (MERL)

Community Ranking:  3.4 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  547 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  268 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  815
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Merlin Entertainments and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) Analysts' Consensus Rating

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: BuyBuyBuyHold
Consensus Rating Score: 2.602.502.502.38
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating(s)
4 Hold Rating(s)
10 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
1 Sell Rating(s)
5 Hold Rating(s)
8 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
1 Sell Rating(s)
5 Hold Rating(s)
8 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
1 Sell Rating(s)
6 Hold Rating(s)
6 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 446.46GBX 460.67GBX 473.75GBX 518.45

Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL)

Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) Analyst Ratings History

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/19/2018Deutsche BankReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/16/2018HSBCReiterated RatingBuyGBX 450View Rating Details
2/15/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 480View Rating Details
2/13/2018Numis SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyGBX 454View Rating Details
2/5/2018Peel HuntLower Price TargetBuyGBX 450 -> GBX 375View Rating Details
2/1/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 395View Rating Details
1/15/2018Liberum CapitalLower Price TargetHoldGBX 382 -> GBX 360View Rating Details
1/8/2018Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 470View Rating Details
10/20/2017Goldman Sachs GroupLower Price TargetNeutralGBX 470 -> GBX 400View Rating Details
10/18/2017Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral -> OutperformGBX 500 -> GBX 440View Rating Details
10/17/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
10/6/2017CitigroupReiterated RatingBuyGBX 565View Rating Details
8/9/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 375View Rating Details
8/7/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
3/7/2017Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 525View Rating Details
7/29/2016Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 420 -> GBX 460View Rating Details
2/29/2016Jefferies GroupBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 470 -> GBX 520View Rating Details
2/22/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/19/2016 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL)


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Estimates

Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) Earnings Estimates

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Dividends

Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/4/2017GBX 2.400.51%8/17/20178/17/20179/25/2017
3/2/2017GBX 4.901.02%5/11/20175/11/20176/19/2017
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

Merlin Entertainments (LON MERL) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Trades by Quarter for Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL)

Merlin Entertainments (LON MERL) Insider Trades by Quarter

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
10/23/2017Ken J HydonInsiderBuy30,000GBX 376£112,800
10/19/2017Anne-Francoise NesmesInsiderBuy5,500GBX 369£20,295
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

Merlin Entertainments (LON MERL) News Headlines

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DateHeadline
[$$] Activist ValueAct takes stake in Merlin Entertainments[$$] Activist ValueAct takes stake in Merlin Entertainments
finance.yahoo.com - February 19 at 9:04 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives Buy Rating from Deutsche BankMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives Buy Rating from Deutsche Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 19 at 9:00 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Earns Buy Rating from Numis SecuritiesMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Earns Buy Rating from Numis Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 19 at 12:34 AM
Barclays Reiterates Overweight Rating for Merlin Entertainments (MERL)Barclays Reiterates Overweight Rating for Merlin Entertainments (MERL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 18 at 12:10 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by HSBCMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by HSBC
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 17 at 4:54 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives "Overweight" Rating from BarclaysMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives "Overweight" Rating from Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 11 at 8:06 PM
Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by BrokeragesMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 3 at 1:28 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) "Neutral" Rating Reaffirmed at JPMorgan Chase & Co.Merlin Entertainments' (MERL) "Neutral" Rating Reaffirmed at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 1 at 12:01 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives Overweight Rating from BarclaysMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives Overweight Rating from Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 25 at 6:24 AM
DIRECTOR DEALINGS: Merlin Entertainments Director Buys SharesDIRECTOR DEALINGS: Merlin Entertainments Director Buys Shares
www.morningstar.co.uk - January 19 at 10:40 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Price Target Lowered to GBX 360 at Liberum CapitalMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Price Target Lowered to GBX 360 at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 15 at 11:50 PM
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Raises Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Price Target to GBX 395JPMorgan Chase & Co. Raises Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Price Target to GBX 395
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 14 at 4:26 PM
Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by AnalystsMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 9 at 1:42 AM
KIRKBI To Acquire a Significant Minority Stake in Välinge Group From KKR - Business Wire (press release)KIRKBI To Acquire a Significant Minority Stake in Välinge Group From KKR - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - January 8 at 9:56 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Price Target Lowered to GBX 450 at Peel HuntMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Price Target Lowered to GBX 450 at Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 24 at 5:46 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Price Target Lowered to GBX 450 at Peel HuntMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Price Target Lowered to GBX 450 at Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 24 at 5:46 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Earns Overweight Rating from BarclaysMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Earns Overweight Rating from Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 23 at 5:34 PM
Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from BrokeragesMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 15 at 1:50 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Rating Reiterated by BarclaysMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Rating Reiterated by Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 9 at 11:28 PM
Just Eat set for promotion to FTSE 100 - Financial TimesJust Eat set for promotion to FTSE 100 - Financial Times
www.ft.com - November 26 at 5:13 PM
Merlin Entertainments PLCs (MERL) Hold Rating Reiterated at Liberum CapitalMerlin Entertainments PLC's (MERL) Hold Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 24 at 4:46 PM
Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by BrokeragesMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 20 at 1:52 AM
Merlin Entertainments PLCs (MERL) Overweight Rating Reaffirmed at Barclays PLCMerlin Entertainments PLC's (MERL) Overweight Rating Reaffirmed at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 19 at 8:31 AM
Are FTSE 100 stocks ConvaTec Group plc & Merlin Entertainments ... - Motley Fool UKAre FTSE 100 stocks ConvaTec Group plc & Merlin Entertainments ... - Motley Fool UK
www.fool.co.uk - November 12 at 6:20 AM
SeaWorld Entertainments Q3 sees yet another drop in performanceSeaWorld Entertainment's Q3 sees yet another drop in performance
www.bizjournals.com - November 8 at 5:53 PM
Merlin Entertainments To Build LEGOLAND New York Resort For 2020 OpenMerlin Entertainments To Build LEGOLAND New York Resort For 2020 Open
www.morningstar.co.uk - October 27 at 7:03 AM
Merlin to open Legoland New York in 2020Merlin to open Legoland New York in 2020
www.marketwatch.com - October 27 at 7:03 AM
Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from AnalystsMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 26 at 1:34 AM
Insider Buying: Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Insider Buys 30,000 Shares of StockInsider Buying: Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Insider Buys 30,000 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 24 at 1:30 PM
Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Price Target Cut to GBX 400Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Price Target Cut to GBX 400
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 21 at 11:16 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MIINY) Summer Trading And Strategy Update - SlideshowMerlin Entertainments (MIINY) Summer Trading And Strategy Update - Slideshow
seekingalpha.com - October 20 at 6:14 AM
Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Insider Anne-Francoise Nesmes Buys 5,500 SharesMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Insider Anne-Francoise Nesmes Buys 5,500 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 20 at 4:22 AM
EXTRA: Merlin Shares Drop As It Warns On "Difficult" Summer TradingEXTRA: Merlin Shares Drop As It Warns On "Difficult" Summer Trading
www.morningstar.co.uk - October 19 at 6:12 AM
Merlin Entertainments PLCs (MERL) Hold Rating Reiterated at Shore CapitalMerlin Entertainments PLC's (MERL) Hold Rating Reiterated at Shore Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 17 at 8:30 AM
Merlin Entertainments PLCs (MERL) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Peel HuntMerlin Entertainments PLC's (MERL) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 17 at 6:30 AM
Merlin Entertainments PLCs (MERL) "Under Review" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum CapitalMerlin Entertainments PLC's (MERL) "Under Review" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 17 at 6:30 AM
Merlin Entertainments Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MERL-GB : October 16, 2017Merlin Entertainments Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MERL-GB : October 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 16 at 5:37 AM
7 things to know today and Universal Orlando closes in on hotel ... - Orlando Business Journal7 things to know today and Universal Orlando closes in on hotel ... - Orlando Business Journal
www.bizjournals.com - October 14 at 3:00 AM
Legoland-owner Merlin Entertainments responds to rumors of SeaWorld buyout - Orlando Business JournalLegoland-owner Merlin Entertainments responds to rumors of SeaWorld buyout - Orlando Business Journal
www.bizjournals.com - October 13 at 6:46 AM
Legoland: No Interest In SeaWorldLegoland: No Interest In SeaWorld
www.rttnews.com - October 12 at 12:15 AM
Lego learnings: Biggest set, tallest tower and whats an AFOL? - Columbus Business FirstLego learnings: Biggest set, tallest tower and what's an AFOL? - Columbus Business First
www.bizjournals.com - October 11 at 3:26 PM
SeaWorld shares sink after Legoland owner shuts down takeover chatterSeaWorld shares sink after Legoland owner shuts down takeover chatter
finance.yahoo.com - October 11 at 3:26 PM
Spains Parques Reunidos Explores Purchase of SeaWorld ... - BloombergSpain's Parques Reunidos Explores Purchase of SeaWorld ... - Bloomberg
www.bloomberg.com - October 10 at 8:15 PM
Easton Town Center lands 36,000-square-foot Legoland for 2018 ... - Columbus Business FirstEaston Town Center lands 36,000-square-foot Legoland for 2018 ... - Columbus Business First
www.bizjournals.com - October 10 at 8:15 PM
[$$] Persimmon gains after housing boom prediction[$$] Persimmon gains after housing boom prediction
finance.yahoo.com - October 10 at 8:15 PM
Merlin Entertainments Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:MERL) : October 9, 2017Merlin Entertainments Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:MERL) : October 9, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 9 at 4:05 PM
Barclays PLC Reaffirms Overweight Rating for Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL)Barclays PLC Reaffirms Overweight Rating for Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 8 at 11:16 AM
Merlin Entertainments PLCs (MERL) Buy Rating Reiterated at Citigroup Inc.Merlin Entertainments PLC's (MERL) Buy Rating Reiterated at Citigroup Inc.
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 7 at 8:04 PM
Merlin deal rumors to get SeaWorld, especially Busch Gardens, gain tractionMerlin deal rumors to get SeaWorld, especially Busch Gardens, gain traction
www.bizjournals.com - October 7 at 5:29 AM
Company News For Oct 6, 2017 - NasdaqCompany News For Oct 6, 2017 - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - October 7 at 5:29 AM

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