Media headlines about Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CUK) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Carnival Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.7571749340404 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
Carnival Corporation (CUK) opened at 66.87 on Friday. Carnival Corporation has a one year low of $46.15 and a one year high of $70.56. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $66.20 and a 200-day moving average price of $65.20. The stock has a market cap of $48.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.19 and a beta of 0.65.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.45 per share. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.69%. This is a positive change from Carnival Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.40. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. Carnival Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 43.72%.
Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Carnival Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th.
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In other news, CEO Arnold W. Donald sold 90,903 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.41, for a total value of $6,127,771.23. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Alan Buckelew sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.02, for a total value of $1,005,300.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 150,860 shares in the company, valued at $10,110,637.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.04% of the company’s stock.
About Carnival Corporation
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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