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Carnival (NYSE:CUK) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 17th, Analyst RN reports. Investors of record on Friday, February 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.25 per share on Friday, March 14th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.36%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 19th.

CUK has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Carnival in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They now have a $44.34 price target on the stock. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Carnival presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $40.57.

Carnival (NYSE:CUK) last released its earnings data on Thursday, December 19th. The company reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter.

In other Carnival news, CEO Gerald Raymond Cahill unloaded 30,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.60, for a total transaction of $1,248,000.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 95,436 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,970,138. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Carnival plc is a cruise and vacation company. The Company has a portfolio of cruise brands and is a provider of cruises to all vacation destinations.

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