Headlines about Carnival (NYSE:CUK) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Carnival earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.8972864975845 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Carnival (NYSE CUK) opened at $68.62 on Tuesday. Carnival has a 1-year low of $53.57 and a 1-year high of $72.29. The stock has a market cap of $14,030.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.55 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a current ratio of 0.18, a quick ratio of 0.14 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 Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.16. Carnival had a net margin of 14.88% and a return on equity of 11.78%. The business had revenue of $4.26 billion during the quarter. equities research analysts forecast that Carnival will post 4.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 16th. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd will be issued a $0.45 dividend. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 22nd. Carnival’s dividend payout ratio is currently 50.14%.
In related news, CFO David Bernstein sold 2,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.59, for a total value of $180,934.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 34,620 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,409,205.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Stein Kruse sold 60,665 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.59, for a total transaction of $4,039,682.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 275,586 shares of company stock valued at $18,512,949 in the last three months. 0.04% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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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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