Liberum Capital Reaffirms “Hold” Rating for Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL)

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

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Royal Bank of Canada cut Merlin Entertainments to a sector performer rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from GBX 375 ($4.90) to GBX 455 ($5.95) in a report on Monday, July 1st. UBS Group reissued a sell rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research note on Tuesday, July 2nd. Numis Securities reissued a buy rating on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research note on Friday, June 7th. Shore Capital reissued a sell rating and issued a GBX 315 ($4.12) target price on shares of Merlin Entertainments in a research note on Thursday, May 30th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Merlin Entertainments to an equal weight rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 406.27 ($5.31).

MERL stock opened at GBX 450.50 ($5.89) on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 74.54. Merlin Entertainments has a 12-month low of GBX 304.50 ($3.98) and a 12-month high of GBX 455.05 ($5.95). The firm has a market cap of $4.61 billion and a PE ratio of 20.02. The business has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 432.42.

Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 1st. The company reported GBX 2.50 ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 3 ($0.04) by GBX (0.50) (($0.01)). As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Merlin Entertainments will post 2254.9999392 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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