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Shares of Carnival (NYSE:CUK) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the company, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $40.57.

CUK has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Jefferies Group downgraded shares of Carnival to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Carnival in a research note on Tuesday, January 14th. They now have a $44.34 price target on the stock.

Carnival (NYSE:CUK) opened at 41.41 on Tuesday. Carnival has a one year low of $32.33 and a one year high of $42.77. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $41.33 and its 200-day moving average is $37.70. The company has a market cap of $32.134 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.09.

Carnival (NYSE:CUK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 19th. The company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter. On average, analysts predict that Carnival will post $2.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, March 14th. Investors of record on Friday, February 21st will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 19th.

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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