Shares of Carnival plc (LON:CCL) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the firm. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,540 ($58.62).
CCL has been the topic of several recent research reports. 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. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Carnival plc in a report on Wednesday, March 29th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on 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. Finally, Barclays PLC lifted their target price on 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.
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In other news, insider Richard J. Glasier sold 3,840 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 5,830 ($75.27), for a total value of £223,872 ($289,053.58).
Shares of Carnival plc (LON:CCL) traded up 1.00% during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 4853.00. The stock had a trading volume of 675,857 shares. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 35.23 billion. Carnival plc has a one year low of GBX 3,075.00 and a one year high of GBX 4,862.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 4,589.29 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 4,252.42.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 25th will be paid a €0.40 ($0.43) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.7%. This is an increase from Carnival plc’s previous dividend of $0.35. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 25th.
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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