News articles about Carnival (NYSE:CCL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Carnival earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 47.8279672605863 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Carnival opened at $56.76 on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. Carnival has a 12 month low of $56.45 and a 12 month high of $72.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 0.20 and a current ratio of 0.24. The company has a market cap of $30.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.86, a P/E/G ratio of 0.90 and a beta of 0.89.

Carnival (NYSE:CCL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, June 25th. The company reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.09. Carnival had a return on equity of 12.31% and a net margin of 15.40%. The company had revenue of $4.36 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.32 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.52 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Carnival will post 4.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 25th were issued a dividend of $0.50 per share. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.52%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 24th. This is an increase from Carnival’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.45. Carnival’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 52.36%.

CCL has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Carnival from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 6th. Credit Suisse Group set a $84.00 price objective on shares of Carnival and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Deutsche Bank raised their price objective on shares of Carnival from $70.00 to $71.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. SunTrust Banks cut their price objective on shares of Carnival to $79.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 26th. Finally, Buckingham Research cut their price objective on shares of Carnival from $84.00 to $83.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $75.01.

In other news, CEO Arnold W. Donald sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.91, for a total value of $314,550.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 132,648 shares in the company, valued at $8,344,885.68. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Arnaldo Perez sold 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.01, for a total transaction of $448,070.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 17,000 shares of company stock worth $1,079,570. Corporate insiders own 23.80% of the company’s stock.

Carnival Company Profile

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Seabourn brands in North America; and AIDA, Costa, P&O Cruises (Australia), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (UK) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Carnival (NYSE:CCL)

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