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Carnival plc (CCL) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Carnival plc (LON:CCL) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,540 ($58.60).

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Barclays PLC lifted their price target on shares of Carnival plc from GBX 4,540 ($58.60) to GBX 5,020 ($64.80) and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, March 30th. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Carnival plc in a research report on Wednesday, March 29th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of Carnival plc from GBX 4,100 ($52.92) to GBX 4,300 ($55.51) and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 5,380 ($69.45) target price on shares of Carnival plc in a research report on Thursday, February 23rd.

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In other news, insider Richard J. Glasier sold 3,840 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 5,830 ($75.25), for a total value of £223,872 ($288,978.96).

Carnival plc (LON:CCL) traded up 0.02% during trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 4710.00. The company had a trading volume of 566,163 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 4,648.60 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 4,313.16. The stock’s market cap is GBX 34.19 billion. Carnival plc has a 12-month low of GBX 3,075.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 4,867.00.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of €0.40 ($0.44) per share. This represents a yield of 0.7%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 25th. This is a positive change from Carnival plc’s previous dividend of $0.35.

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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