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Share Price Information for Merlin (MERL)


Share Price: 363.50Bid: 363.90Ask: 364.10Change: 0.00 (0.00%)No Movement on Merlin
Spread: 0.20Spread as %: 0.05%Open: 367.10High: 369.00Low: 363.10Yesterday’s Close: 363.50
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Merlin Entertainments Plc Ord 1P

Merlin is listed in the FTSE 250, FTSE All-Share, FTSE 350, FTSE 350 Low Yield
Merlin is part of the Travel & Leisure sector






Share Price SpacerPrice
363.50

Share Price SpacerBid
363.90

Share Price SpacerAsk
364.10

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0%0.00

Share Price SpacerVolume
1,155,176

Share Price SpacerOpen
367.10

Share Price SpacerHigh
369.00

Share Price SpacerLow
363.10

Share Price SpacerClose
363.50

Share Price SpacerCurrency
GBX


Currency Issue Country Shares in Issue Market Capitalisation Market Size
GBX GB 1,013.75m £3,684.97m 5,000

52 Week High 391.50 52 Week High Date 11-MAR-2014
52 Week Low 327.70 52 Week Low Date 21-AUG-2014

# Trades Vol. Sold Vol. Bought PE Ratio Earnings Dividend Yield
1,873 464,439 689,181 24.073 15.10 0.00 0.00


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Date
Time
Trade Prc
Volume
Buy/Sell
Bid
Ask
Value
 

21-Nov-14
16:35:06
363.50
351,827
Buy* 
363.40
363.50
1.279M
UT 
Trade Type:
Uncrossing Trade

21-Nov-14
16:29:56
364.10
331
Buy* 
363.90
364.10
1,205
Trade Type:
Automatic execution

21-Nov-14
16:29:54
364.10
2
Buy* 
363.90
364.10
7.28
Trade Type:
Automatic execution


*Buys and Sells are calculated on the difference between the trade price and the current mid price. As such, they can occasionally be incorrect.

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Date/Time
Author
Subject
Share Price
Opinion
17 Oct '14
mono51
against the trend today
337.00
No Opinion

refer to prior blog. Markets well up today but Merlin down? Anyone know why this one seems to move against the general market trend?
10 Oct '14
mono51
bucking the trend today
341.00
No Opinion

markets way down but Merlin up which is good news but why??
22 Sep '14
mono51
questor
350.40
No Opinion

not sure track record so good and so would not take this comment too seriously
22 Sep '14
MY21
Daily Telegraph
353.60
No Opinion

Sell Merlin before private equity do: Merlin Entertainments, the Owner of Alton Towers and Madame Tussauds, said that it had enjoyed like-for-like revenue growth of 6.7% during the third quarter. Merlin Entertainments increased group like-for-like revenue by 6.7% during the third quarter, a slowdown from 8.1% like-for-like revenue growth during the first half. Market consensus is for full year, pretax profits of £233 million, on revenue of £1.24 billion, giving 16.7p in earnings per share. Questor thinks that Merlin shares at 350p are far too expensive – trading on 21 times forecast earnings, falling to 19 times next year – for a company where revenue growth is slowing. Questor believes there is another problem hanging over the shares. The sale looks like a classic private equity exit. Private equity firms run funds that typically have a 10-year life span: they invest in assets such as Merlin for five years then sell during a five-year period. Blackstone invested in 2005 and CVC invested in 2010. Since 2010, Blackstone has already reduced its Ownership from 52%, and Questor thinks both private equity Owners are not in for the long haul. The other thing that concerns Questor is that, in addition to slowing revenue growth, cash generation is falling. Cash generated from operations was down £7 million to £140 million during the first half ended June 28. Once spending on the parks of £104 million and interest payment of £32 million are subtracted, the company only generated £4 million in free cash. There is also a rather large pile of debt. Net debt was £977 million on June 28, and putting that in perspective it is more than shareholders’ funds of £960 million. Questor believes this is an overvalued, low growth, private equity exit that investors should sell. Merlin Entertainments at 350.6p+10.1p Questor Says “Sell”.
20 Aug '14
Femmeblanc
Bit quiet
328.70
No Opinion

on here, is it shock? Why has this fallen so very much? Has there been loads of shares dumped or what? Never any news, yet something is clearly going on.
14 Aug '14
Femmeblanc
Best Summer
333.00
No Opinion

for decades, yet the share price sliding out of view?

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