Carnival plc (LON:CCL) announced a dividend on Thursday, July 11th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, August 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share on Friday, September 13th. This represents a yield of 1.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 22nd. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
Shares of CCL opened at GBX 3,590 ($46.91) on Tuesday. The company’s fifty day moving average is GBX 3,569.80 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 3,915.85. Carnival has a fifty-two week low of GBX 3,354 ($43.83) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 5,030 ($65.73). The stock has a market capitalization of $6.70 billion and a PE ratio of 8.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 46.42, a quick ratio of 0.18 and a current ratio of 0.27.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on CCL. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Carnival in a research report on Friday, June 21st. HSBC boosted their price target on shares of Carnival from GBX 5,200 ($67.95) to GBX 5,300 ($69.25) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 17th. Barclays cut shares of Carnival to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from GBX 5,235 ($68.40) to GBX 4,330 ($56.58) in a research report on Monday, June 24th. Finally, UBS Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 4,700 ($61.41) price target (down previously from GBX 5,500 ($71.87)) on shares of Carnival in a research report on Friday, June 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 4,926 ($64.37).
Carnival plc operates as a leisure travel company in North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia. It operates in four segments: North America and Australia Cruise Operations, Europe and Asia Cruise Operations, Cruise Support, and Tour and Other. The company operates cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), Seabourn, Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), and Cunard brand names.
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