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Carnival plc (CUK) Getting Very Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

Media stories about Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) have trended very positive on Monday, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research firm, a service of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Carnival plc earned a daily sentiment score of 0.69 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) traded down 0.23% on Monday, hitting $60.95. 217,591 shares of the stock traded hands. Carnival plc has a 52 week low of $43.45 and a 52 week high of $63.21. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $59.43 and a 200 day moving average price of $54.41. The firm has a market cap of $44.25 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.02 and a beta of 0.67.

Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 28th. The company reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $3.79 billion for the quarter. Carnival plc had a net margin of 16.96% and a return on equity of 11.35%. Equities research analysts predict that Carnival plc will post $3.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business 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 $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 24th. This is an increase from Carnival plc’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. Carnival plc’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 37.43%.

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In related news, Director Sir John Parker sold 19,965 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 28th. The shares were 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 of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,390,222.04. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider Alan Buckelew sold 31,158 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.88, for a total transaction of $1,741,109.04. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 211,520 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,819,737.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 125,206 shares of company stock worth $7,112,793 in the last ninety days. 0.01% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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