Liberum Capital Reiterates Hold Rating for Merlin Entertainments (MERL)

Liberum Capital restated their hold rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) in a research report report published on Thursday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

MERL has been the topic of a number of other reports. Peel Hunt restated a buy rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research note on Wednesday, March 27th. Citigroup restated a buy rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Numis Securities restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 454 ($5.93) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research note on Thursday, February 28th. HSBC lowered Merlin Entertainments to a reduce rating and decreased their target price for the stock from GBX 450 ($5.88) to GBX 315 ($4.12) in a research note on Monday, May 20th. Finally, Berenberg Bank restated a sell rating and issued a GBX 315 ($4.12) target price (down from GBX 340 ($4.44)) on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research note on Thursday, March 21st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 389.45 ($5.09).

Shares of LON MERL opened at GBX 377.10 ($4.93) on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.86 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 74.54, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a current ratio of 0.69. Merlin Entertainments has a twelve month low of GBX 304.50 ($3.98) and a twelve month high of GBX 415.70 ($5.43).

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, May 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 11th were issued a GBX 5.50 ($0.07) dividend. This is a boost from Merlin Entertainments’s previous dividend of $2.50. This represents a dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, April 11th. Merlin Entertainments’s dividend payout ratio is presently 0.36%.

About Merlin Entertainments

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.

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