Carnival plc (LON:CCL) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are covering the firm. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,540 ($58.62).

Several research analysts have recently commented on CCL shares. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 5,380 ($69.46) target price on shares of Carnival plc in a report on Thursday, February 23rd. Barclays PLC raised their target price on shares of Carnival plc from GBX 4,540 ($58.62) to GBX 5,020 ($64.82) and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, March 30th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Carnival plc in a report on Wednesday, March 29th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of Carnival plc from GBX 4,100 ($52.94) to GBX 4,300 ($55.52) and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, March 2nd.

Carnival plc (LON:CCL) opened at 4805.00 on Wednesday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 34.88 billion. Carnival plc has a 52 week low of GBX 3,075.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 4,823.00. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 4,570.80 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 4,240.81.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 25th will be given a dividend of €0.40 ($0.43) per share. This is a positive change from Carnival plc’s previous dividend of $0.35. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.7%.

In related news, insider Richard J. Glasier sold 3,840 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 5,830 ($75.27), for a total transaction of £223,872 ($289,053.58).

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece of content was published by American Banking News and is the property of of American Banking News. If you are accessing this piece of content on another domain, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of United States and international copyright and trademark law. The original version of this piece of content can be accessed at https://www.americanbankingnews.com/2017/05/03/carnival-plc-ccl-receives-consensus-rating-of-hold-from-analysts.html.

About Carnival plc

Carnival plc is a leisure travel company. The Company’s segments include North America, and Europe, Australia & Asia (EAA). Its North America segment includes Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises (Princess), Holland America Line and Seabourn. Its EAA segment includes Costa Cruises (Costa), AIDA Cruises (AIDA), P&O Cruises (the United Kingdom), P&O Cruises (Australia) and Cunard.

Receive News & Ratings for Carnival plc Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Carnival plc and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.