Carnival plc (CCL) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Carnival plc (LON:CCL) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the six research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 5,444 ($73.83).

CCL has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Carnival to an “equal weight” rating and upped their target price for the company from GBX 4,700 ($63.74) to GBX 5,100 ($69.16) in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Berenberg Bank increased their price objective on shares of Carnival from GBX 4,300 ($58.31) to GBX 5,300 ($71.87) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th.

Carnival (CCL) opened at GBX 5,080 ($68.89) on Friday. The company has a market cap of $36,380.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,916.98. Carnival has a twelve month low of GBX 4,102 ($55.63) and a twelve month high of GBX 5,435 ($73.70).

The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 23rd were paid a $0.45 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 23rd. This represents a yield of 0.69%. This is a boost from Carnival’s previous dividend of $0.40.

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Carnival Company Profile

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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