Carnival plc (CCL) Trading Up 1.4%

Shares of Carnival plc (LON:CCL) were up 1.4% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as GBX 5,100 ($67.30) and last traded at GBX 5,085 ($67.10). Approximately 559,755 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 10% from the average daily volume of 620,054 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 5,015 ($66.18).

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on CCL shares. Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 5,300 ($69.94) target price on shares of Carnival plc in a report on Monday, July 17th. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 5,920 ($78.12) target price on shares of Carnival plc in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, Berenberg Bank increased their target price on Carnival plc from GBX 4,300 ($56.74) to GBX 5,300 ($69.94) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Carnival plc presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 5,070 ($66.90).

The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 36.66 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 4,935.38 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 4,996.96.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 23rd will be issued a $0.45 dividend. This is a positive change from Carnival plc’s previous dividend of $0.40. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 23rd. This represents a dividend yield of 0.69%.

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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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