LON:MERL - Merlin Entertainments Stock Price, Price Target & More

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GBX 374.50 -1.40 (-0.37 %)
(As of 05/25/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous CloseGBX 374.50
Today's RangeGBX 372.30 - GBX 378.20
52-Week RangeGBX 317.10 - GBX 537.50
Volume2.82 million shs
Average Volume4.38 million shs
Market Capitalization£3.67 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
BetaN/A

About Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL)

Merlin Entertainments logoMerlin 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
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 RatioN/A
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

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net IncomeN/A
Net Margins18.15%
Return on Equity22.19%
Return on Assets9.09%

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 announced a dividend on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 12th will be given a dividend of GBX 5 per share on Thursday, May 17th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 12th. This is a boost from Merlin Entertainments's previous dividend of $2.40. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Merlin Entertainments' Dividend History.

What price target have analysts set for MERL?

14 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Merlin Entertainments' stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 360 to GBX 565. On average, they expect Merlin Entertainments' share price to reach GBX 434.85 in the next year. 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:
  • Mr. Nicholas John Varney, Group CEO, Member of Exec. Board & Director (Age 55)
  • Ms. Anne-Francoise Michele Nesmes Rankine, CFO & Exec. Director (Age 46)
  • Mr. Mark Fisher, Chief Devel. Officer and Member of Exec. Board (Age 54)
  • Mr. John Jakobsen, Chief New Openings Officer and Member of Exec. Board (Age 55)
  • Mr. Nick Mackenzie BSc, Managing Director of Midway Attractions and Member of Exec. Board (Age 50)

Has Merlin Entertainments been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about MERL stock have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Merlin Entertainments earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.66 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

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 374.50.

How big of a company is Merlin Entertainments?

Merlin Entertainments has a market capitalization of £3.67 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:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  571 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  286 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  857
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.

Analyst Ratings

Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) Price Target and Consensus Rating

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
14 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Merlin Entertainments in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is GBX 434.85The high price target for MERL is GBX 565 and the low price target for MERL is GBX 360. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Buy."
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: BuyBuyBuyBuy
Consensus Rating Score: 2.712.712.602.53
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Rating(s)
4 Hold Rating(s)
10 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
4 Hold Rating(s)
10 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
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)
9 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 434.85GBX 434.85GBX 438.77GBX 480.38

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
5/17/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 400View Rating Details
5/4/2018Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/27/2018Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 375View Rating Details
4/6/2018HSBCReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
3/2/2018Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 440View Rating Details
3/2/2018Berenberg BankUpgradeHoldGBX 320 ➝ GBX 360View Rating Details
3/2/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweightGBX 470 ➝ GBX 460View Rating Details
3/1/2018Shore CapitalUpgradeBuyGBX 479View Rating Details
3/1/2018Numis SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyGBX 454View Rating Details
2/19/2018Deutsche BankReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/1/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 395View Rating Details
10/20/2017Goldman Sachs GroupLower Price TargetNeutralGBX 470 ➝ GBX 400View Rating Details
10/6/2017CitigroupReiterated RatingBuyGBX 565View Rating Details
8/7/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
3/7/2017Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 525View Rating Details
2/23/2017UBSBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 515 ➝ GBX 560View Rating Details
7/29/2016Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 420 ➝ GBX 460View Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2016 forward)

Earnings

Dividends

Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
3/1/2018GBX 51.34%4/12/20184/12/20185/17/2018
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 Trading History for Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL)

Merlin Entertainments (LON MERL) Insider Trading History

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
3/2/2018Charles GurassaInsiderBuy69,504GBX 360£250,214.40
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
Entertainment Ones (ENTMF) CEO Darren Throop on Q4 2018 Results - Earnings Call TranscriptEntertainment One's (ENTMF) CEO Darren Throop on Q4 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - May 23 at 9:12 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives "Overweight" Rating from BarclaysMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives "Overweight" Rating from Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 4:53 PM
Merlin CEO Charles Caldas Touts Growth in Indie Sector Around the World at Canadian Music WeekMerlin CEO Charles Caldas Touts Growth in Indie Sector Around the World at Canadian Music Week
www.msn.com - May 16 at 9:45 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from AnalystsMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 14 at 1:30 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Given Hold Rating at Liberum CapitalMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Given Hold Rating at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 12:55 AM
Moodys Retains Merlin Entertainment Credit Rating On Debt RefinancingMoody's Retains Merlin Entertainment Credit Rating On Debt Refinancing
www.morningstar.co.uk - May 1 at 9:31 AM
Merlin Entertainments PLC -- Moodys assigns Ba2 rating to Merlins proposed senior unsecured notesMerlin Entertainments PLC -- Moody's assigns Ba2 rating to Merlin's proposed senior unsecured notes
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 9:31 AM
Merlin performance in line despite weatherMerlin performance in line despite weather
www.marketwatch.com - April 27 at 10:02 AM
Madame Tussauds owner says visitors still avoiding London after 2017 attacksMadame Tussauds owner says visitors still avoiding London after 2017 attacks
www.reuters.com - April 27 at 10:02 AM
2 FTSE 250 dividend growth stocks I’d buy today and hold for five years2 FTSE 250 dividend growth stocks I’d buy today and hold for five years
www.fool.co.uk - April 27 at 10:02 AM
European stocks edge higher amid earnings; Ses shares surge 10%European stocks edge higher amid earnings; Ses shares surge 10%
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 10:02 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum CapitalMerlin Entertainments' (MERL) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 9:17 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Peel HuntMerlin Entertainments' (MERL) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 9:17 AM
Sean Spicer Unveils a Wax Melania, and Says Little More Than She DoesSean Spicer Unveils a Wax Melania, and Says Little More Than She Does
www.nytimes.com - April 26 at 9:17 AM
BRIEF-Merlin Entertainments Says Revolving Credit Facility Increased To 600 Mln PoundsBRIEF-Merlin Entertainments Says Revolving Credit Facility Increased To 600 Mln Pounds
www.reuters.com - April 21 at 4:28 PM
Liberum Capital Initiates Coverage on Merlin Entertainments (MERL)Liberum Capital Initiates Coverage on Merlin Entertainments (MERL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 8:31 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Liberum CapitalMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 5:50 PM
Merlin Entertainments Refinances Debt Worth GBP377 MillionMerlin Entertainments Refinances Debt Worth GBP377 Million
www.morningstar.co.uk - April 19 at 9:30 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by BrokeragesMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 1:34 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Rating Reiterated by BarclaysMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Rating Reiterated by Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 6:42 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum CapitalMerlin Entertainments' (MERL) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 10:32 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Given Overweight Rating at BarclaysMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Given Overweight Rating at Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 9:58 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Upgraded by Peel Hunt to BuyMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Upgraded by Peel Hunt to Buy
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 12:09 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Earns Hold Rating from Shore CapitalMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Earns Hold Rating from Shore Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 12:07 PM
Numis Securities Reiterates "Add" Rating for Merlin Entertainments (MERL)Numis Securities Reiterates "Add" Rating for Merlin Entertainments (MERL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 12:05 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Beaufort SecuritiesMerlin Entertainments' (MERL) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Beaufort Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 12:58 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Berenberg BankMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Berenberg Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 11:23 PM
Barclays Reiterates "Overweight" Rating for Merlin Entertainments (MERL)Barclays Reiterates "Overweight" Rating for Merlin Entertainments (MERL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 5:52 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by BarclaysMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 7:38 PM
Credit Suisse Group Upgrades Merlin Entertainments (MERL) to OutperformCredit Suisse Group Upgrades Merlin Entertainments (MERL) to Outperform
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 7:38 PM
Morgan Stanley Trims Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Target Price to GBX 470Morgan Stanley Trims Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Target Price to GBX 470
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 5:18 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Price Target Cut to GBX 515Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Price Target Cut to GBX 515
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 12:35 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by HSBCMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by HSBC
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 10:03 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Rating Reiterated by Morgan StanleyMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Rating Reiterated by Morgan Stanley
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 2 at 3:15 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives Overweight Rating from BarclaysMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives Overweight Rating from Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 31 at 10:28 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Rating Reiterated by Deutsche BankMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 31 at 6:52 AM
Morgan Stanley Reaffirms Overweight Rating for Merlin Entertainments (MERL)Morgan Stanley Reaffirms Overweight Rating for Merlin Entertainments (MERL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 30 at 3:24 PM
Edited Transcript of MERL.L earnings conference call or presentation 1-Mar-18 8:30am GMTEdited Transcript of MERL.L earnings conference call or presentation 1-Mar-18 8:30am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - March 30 at 9:36 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Overweight Rating Reaffirmed at BarclaysMerlin Entertainments' (MERL) Overweight Rating Reaffirmed at Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 28 at 10:58 PM
The Politics of WaxingThe Politics of Waxing
www.nytimes.com - March 27 at 4:21 PM
Peel Hunt Cuts Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Price Target to GBX 375Peel Hunt Cuts Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Price Target to GBX 375
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 25 at 4:19 PM
Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by BrokeragesMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 25 at 1:40 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Earns Hold Rating from Liberum CapitalMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Earns Hold Rating from Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 24 at 3:22 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives Buy Rating from Peel HuntMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Receives Buy Rating from Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 24 at 2:45 PM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) Earns "Overweight" Rating from BarclaysMerlin Entertainments (MERL) Earns "Overweight" Rating from Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 2:09 PM
Troubled waters: Watching SeaWorld is like watching one of the slasher flicks, where the kids in camp keep doing the wrong thingTroubled waters: 'Watching SeaWorld is like watching one of the slasher flicks, where the kids in camp keep doing the wrong thing'
www.bizjournals.com - March 15 at 4:54 PM
DIRECTOR DEALINGS: Merlin Entertainments Non-Exec Gurassa Buys SharesDIRECTOR DEALINGS: Merlin Entertainments Non-Exec Gurassa Buys Shares
www.morningstar.co.uk - March 5 at 9:45 AM
Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Insider Buys £250,214.40 in StockMerlin Entertainments PLC (MERL) Insider Buys £250,214.40 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 5 at 9:14 AM
Merlin Entertainments (MERL) PT Lowered to GBX 460Merlin Entertainments (MERL) PT Lowered to GBX 460
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 4 at 12:53 AM
Berenberg Bank Upgrades Merlin Entertainments (MERL) to HoldBerenberg Bank Upgrades Merlin Entertainments (MERL) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 4 at 12:52 AM

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