Carnival plc (CCL) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages
Carnival plc (LON:CCL) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 5,070 ($66.90).
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on CCL shares. Berenberg Bank upped their price target on Carnival plc from GBX 4,300 ($56.74) to GBX 5,300 ($69.94) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 5,300 ($69.94) price target on shares of Carnival plc in a report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 5,920 ($78.12) price target on shares of Carnival plc in a report on Wednesday, July 5th.
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Shares of Carnival plc (LON:CCL) opened at 5085.00 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 36.66 billion. Carnival plc has a 12-month low of GBX 3,733.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 5,435.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 4,934.84 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 4,997.58.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 23rd will be issued a $0.45 dividend. This is an increase from Carnival plc’s previous dividend of $0.40. This represents a dividend yield of 0.69%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 23rd.
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.
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