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

GBX 454
+0.10 (+0.02 %)
(As of 10/15/2019 07:16 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: GBX 454
50-Day Range
MA: GBX 452.37
52-Week Range
Now: GBX 454
Volume456,582 shs
Average Volume4.38 million shs
Market Capitalization£4.65 billion
P/E Ratio17.33
Dividend Yield1.76%
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 Centres, Seal Sanctuaries, Shreks Adventure, Blackpool Tower, WILD LIFE, Australian Treetop Adventures, Hotham Alpine Resort, Falls Creek, and Little BIG City brands. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Entertainment - Diversified



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales£1.74 billion
Cash FlowGBX 13.10 per share
Book ValueGBX 161.40 per share



Outstanding Shares1,024,070,016
Market Cap£4.65 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
OptionableNot Optionable

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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) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 1st. The company reported $2.50 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.00 by $0.50. View Merlin Entertainments' Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for MERL?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Merlin Entertainments' shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 275 to GBX 455. On average, they expect Merlin Entertainments' stock price to reach GBX 396.90 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 12.6%. 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 3 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Merlin Entertainments.

Has Merlin Entertainments been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about MERL stock have trended very negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Merlin Entertainments earned a coverage optimism score of -3.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Merlin Entertainments.

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), Associated British Foods (ABF), Intelsat (I), Chaarat Gold (CGH), easyJet (EZJ), HSBC (HSBA), Fossil Group (FOSL), AMC Entertainment (AMC), Bank of America (BAC) and First Data (FDC).

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 454.

How big of a company is Merlin Entertainments?

Merlin Entertainments has a market capitalization of £4.65 billion and generates £1.74 billion in revenue each year. Merlin Entertainments employs 28,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Merlin Entertainments.

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:  3.2 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  678 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  383 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,061
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 10/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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