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Carnival (NYSE:CUK) was downgraded by equities researchers at Jefferies Group to an “underperform” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports.

Separately, 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. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $40.57.

Shares of Carnival (NYSE:CUK) traded up 0.17% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $41.89. The stock had a trading volume of 139,748 shares. Carnival has a 52-week low of $32.33 and a 52-week 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 $32.507 billion and a P/E ratio of 30.09.

Carnival (NYSE:CUK) last announced its 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. Stockholders 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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