Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Carnival (CUK) Stock Price

News articles about Carnival (NYSE:CUK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Carnival earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1579314784854 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Carnival (NYSE:CUK) opened at $69.22 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.21, a quick ratio of 0.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. The firm has a market cap of $49,480.00, a PE ratio of 19.28 and a beta of 0.70. Carnival has a 1 year low of $51.44 and a 1 year high of $70.56.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th were given a dividend of $0.45 per share. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.60%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 22nd. This is a positive change from Carnival’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.40. Carnival’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 50.14%.

In other news, General Counsel Arnaldo Perez sold 15,166 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.59, for a total value of $1,009,903.94. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Arnold W. Donald sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.43, for a total transaction of $327,150.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 115,572 shares in the company, valued at $7,561,875.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 321,880 shares of company stock valued at $21,519,627 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 0.04% of the company’s stock.

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Carnival 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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