Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) Director Sir John Parker sold 19,965 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.98, for a total value of $1,217,465.70. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 22,798 shares in the company, valued at $1,390,222.04. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.
Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) traded down 1.20% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $61.09. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 196,507 shares. The stock has a market cap of $44.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.05 and a beta of 0.67. Carnival plc has a one year low of $43.45 and a one year high of $63.21. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $59.33 and its 200-day moving average is $54.31.
Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 28th. The company reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $3.79 billion during the quarter. Carnival plc had a net margin of 16.96% and a return on equity of 11.35%. Equities analysts expect that Carnival plc will post $3.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 16th. Investors of record on Friday, May 26th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 24th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.62%. This is a boost from Carnival plc’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. Carnival plc’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.43%.
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A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of CUK. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in shares of Carnival plc by 0.9% in the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 41,379 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,031,000 after buying an additional 364 shares in the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board purchased a new position in shares of Carnival plc during the third quarter worth approximately $13,247,000. Todd Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Carnival plc by 1.6% in the third quarter. Todd Asset Management LLC now owns 378,367 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,570,000 after buying an additional 5,979 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Carnival plc by 21.0% in the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 2,140 shares of the company’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 371 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Boston Private Wealth LLC purchased a new position in shares of Carnival plc during the third quarter worth approximately $299,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 2.50% of the company’s stock.
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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