Headlines about Carnival (NYSE:CUK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Carnival earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.3793739193325 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Carnival (CUK) opened at $69.49 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $14,637.40, a P/E ratio of 18.30 and a beta of 0.73. Carnival has a fifty-two week low of $53.57 and a fifty-two week high of $72.29. The company has a quick ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 0.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29.
Carnival (NYSE:CUK) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, December 19th. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.16. The company had revenue of $4.26 billion during the quarter. Carnival had a net margin of 14.88% and a return on equity of 11.78%. analysts predict that Carnival will post 4.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be issued a dividend of $0.45 per share. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.59%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. Carnival’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 50.14%.
In other Carnival news, CFO David Bernstein sold 2,600 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.59, for a total transaction of $180,934.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 34,620 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,409,205.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Michael Olaf Thamm sold 28,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.59, for a total transaction of $1,864,520.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 275,586 shares of company stock valued at $18,512,949. Insiders own 0.04% of the company’s stock.
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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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