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Carnival plc (CCL) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Carnival plc (LON:CCL) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are presently covering the firm. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 4,540 ($58.72).

A number of equities analysts recently commented on CCL shares. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 5,380 ($69.58) target price on shares of Carnival plc in a report on Thursday, February 23rd. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Carnival plc from GBX 4,100 ($53.03) to GBX 4,300 ($55.61) and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, March 2nd. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Carnival plc in a report on Wednesday, March 29th. Finally, Barclays PLC raised their price target on Carnival plc from GBX 4,540 ($58.72) to GBX 5,020 ($64.92) and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, March 30th.

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In other Carnival plc news, insider Richard J. Glasier sold 3,840 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 5,830 ($75.40), for a total transaction of £223,872 ($289,539.58).

Shares of Carnival plc (LON:CCL) opened at 4748.00 on Wednesday. Carnival plc has a 1-year low of GBX 3,075.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 4,862.00. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 4,642.12 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 4,296.04. The firm’s market cap is GBX 34.47 billion.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 25th will be issued a dividend of €0.40 ($0.43) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 25th. This is a boost from Carnival plc’s previous dividend of $0.35. This represents a yield of 0.7%.

Carnival plc 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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