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Carnival plc (CUK) Getting Positive Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports

News stories about Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) have trended positive on Sunday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Carnival plc earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 25 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) traded up 0.68% during trading on Friday, hitting $61.74. The stock had a trading volume of 228,682 shares. Carnival plc has a 12-month low of $43.45 and a 12-month high of $63.21. The company has a market cap of $44.82 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.21 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a 50 day moving average of $59.88 and a 200-day moving average of $54.90.

Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, March 28th. The company reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.05. Carnival plc had a return on equity of 11.35% and a net margin of 16.96%. The firm had revenue of $3.79 billion for the quarter. On average, equities analysts predict that Carnival plc will post $3.57 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 26th will be paid a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 24th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.59%. This is an increase from Carnival plc’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. Carnival plc’s payout ratio is 37.43%.

In other Carnival plc news, Director Sir John Parker sold 19,965 shares of the business’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 transaction, the director now owns 22,798 shares in the company, valued at $1,390,222.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Richard Glasier sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.29, for a total value of $349,740.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 26,684 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,555,410.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.01% of the company’s stock.

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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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