Carnival Corporation & Plc (NYSE:CCL) shares, rose in value on Thursday, Jan 14, with the stock price up by 6.02% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $21.31.
Actively observing the price movement in the recent trading, the stock is buoying the session at $20.1, falling within a range of $20.45 and $21.55. The value of beta (5-year monthly) is 2.29 whereas the PE ratio is 0 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $51.94, and the low was $7.8. On the whole, CCL has fluctuated by -5.72% over the past month.
With the market capitalization of Carnival Corporation & Plc currently standing at about $21.51 Billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Mar 18, 2021- Mar 22, 2021. The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 0, with its dividend yield at 0%. As a result, investors may see a weakening in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be -$1.85, which is expected to decline to $4.4 for fiscal year 2021 and then to about -$3.51 by fiscal year 2022. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be -2.68% in 2021, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be -0.53%.
Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were 2 upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that CCL’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 100% Buy on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 100% Buy while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 100% Buy.
17 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 12 analyst(s), 1 recommend it as a Buy and no body called the CCL stock Outperform. In the meantime, 1 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underperform and 3 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Hold.
The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of CCL currently trading nearly 1.82% and 8.57% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 55.33, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 3.52% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 4.83%. Furthermore, Carnival Corporation & Plc (CCL)’s beta value is 2.29, and its average true range (ATR) is 1.02. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $18.06 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $10 and a high of $30. Based on these price targets, the low is -53.07 off current price, whereas the price has to move +40.78% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $18 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents an increase of -15.53% from the current levels.
A comparison of Carnival Corporation & Plc (CCL) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. CCL showed an intraday change of +6.02% in today’s session so far, and over the past year, it dropped by -59.97%. In comparison, Trip.com Group Ltd (TCOM) has moved higher at +0.82% today and is down -14.34% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) has risen 5.3% today. The stock, however, is off -45.66% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a gain of 602% for Caesars Entertainment Inc (CZR) in recent trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of -59.97% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 0 for Carnival Corporation & Plc, compared to 0 for Trip.com Group Ltd, and 0 for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the today’s session so far shows that it gained 0.21%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial improved by 0.37%.
Data on historical trading for Carnival Corporation & Plc (NYSE:CCL) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 32.12 Million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 50.03 Million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 921.34 Million shares outstanding.
Nearly 9.63% of Carnival Corporation & Plc’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 43.71% of the company’s shares, according to Thomson Reuters’ data. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 54.05 Million shares as on December 30, 2020, resulting in a short ratio of 1.14. According to the data, the short interest in Carnival Corporation & Plc (CCL) stood at 4.9% of shares outstanding as of December 30, 2020; the number of short shares registered in November reached 50.41 Million. The stock has fallen by -7.2% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the risk of a further decline. This could cause investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the CCL stock heading into the next quarter.
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