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An Inside Look at Trading Hot Stocks: Carnival Corporation (CCL), Omega Protein Corporation (OME)

Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) last session’s volume of 3.14 million shares was lower than its average volume of 3.33 million shares. The stock, after opening at $60.61, hit $61.04 through the close by scoring 2.16%.

Carnival Corporation (CCL) Analyst Opinion

Carnival Corporation has a consensus outperform rating from 23 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 4.17% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 4.02% last month and is up 17.99 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 13 of analysts who cover CCL having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $62.29 price target on Carnival Corporation, suggesting a 2.05% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -3.74% below its 52-week high.

Carnival Corporation Earnings Surprise

Carnival Corporation (CCL) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.38 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.35. Its revenue totaled $3.78 billion down -3.93% from the previous quarter.

Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) Intraday View

This stock (CCL) is ahead of its 52-week low with 45.09%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.48% which for the week stands at 1.15%. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -0.6% and stays 2.74% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have faced -1.53% losses and now is up 16.52% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $55.53. Carnival Corporation (CCL) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 24.65%.

Turning to Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME), its shares were trading at $18.1 a retreat of $-0.5, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $18.5, touched a high of $18.55 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.5. Omega Protein Corporation has 1 buy ratings, 2 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -32.81% from its high of $26.99 to a $416.84 million market value through last close.

Omega Protein Corporation (OME) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 2.6 to 2.33 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $22.25 a share. The target implies a 22.93% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 43.65% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.22 million shares versus an average volume of 0.24 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 3.53% which for the week approaches 3.55%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $18.1 and compares with the $17.47 52-week low. The stock recovered 3.59% since its low point and has performed -27.6% year-to-date.


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