Media stories about Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Norwegian Cruise Line earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1617533322985 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Barclays boosted their target price on Norwegian Cruise Line from $64.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price target on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Norwegian Cruise Line from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Argus started coverage on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $68.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Macquarie lowered Norwegian Cruise Line from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $47.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.00.
Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ NCLH) traded up $0.56 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $56.16. 2,125,763 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,710,000. The company has a current ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 0.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,810.00, a P/E ratio of 17.55, a P/E/G ratio of 0.56 and a beta of 1.09. Norwegian Cruise Line has a 12-month low of $44.20 and a 12-month high of $61.48.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.86 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.82 by $0.04. Norwegian Cruise Line had a net margin of 13.91% and a return on equity of 16.97%. The firm had revenue of $1.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.64 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.62 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 11.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Norwegian Cruise Line will post 3.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other Norwegian Cruise Line news, CEO Jason Montague sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.08, for a total value of $826,200.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Apollo Management Holdings Gp, sold 5,000,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.11, for a total transaction of $270,550,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.98% of the company’s stock.
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Norwegian Cruise Line Company Profile
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) is a global cruise company. The Company operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The Company had 25 ships with approximately 50,400 Berths, as of May 1, 2017. The Company’s brands offer itineraries to various destinations around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa, Canada, Bermuda, Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii.
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