News headlines about Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates 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 negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Royal Caribbean Cruises earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.860904667652 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Royal Caribbean Cruises Named One Of The 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies® By The Ethisphere Institute For The Third Time (finance.yahoo.com)
- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., (NYSE: RCL) – Is The Stock Worthy? – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL): What is the SMI Depicting for the Shares? – Freeburg Standard (freeburgstandard.com)
- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) stock’s Technical story – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Analyst Earnings Insight: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL), Amphenol Corporation (APH) – Theafricom (theafricom.com)
RCL has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded Royal Caribbean Cruises from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on Royal Caribbean Cruises from $139.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Bank of America lifted their price target on Royal Caribbean Cruises from $135.00 to $138.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Royal Caribbean Cruises from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on Royal Caribbean Cruises from $114.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $137.67.
Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) traded down $0.12 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $131.56. 1,155,253 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,610,000. The company has a quick ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 0.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a 1 year low of $93.40 and a 1 year high of $135.65. The company has a market capitalization of $28,070.00, a PE ratio of 17.47, a P/E/G ratio of 0.68 and a beta of 1.10.
Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The company reported $1.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.14. Royal Caribbean Cruises had a net margin of 18.51% and a return on equity of 16.22%. The firm had revenue of $2 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.97 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.23 earnings per share. Royal Caribbean Cruises’s revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Royal Caribbean Cruises will post 8.7 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 5th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 7th will be issued a $0.60 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 6th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.82%. Royal Caribbean Cruises’s dividend payout ratio is currently 31.87%.
In other Royal Caribbean Cruises news, CEO Richard D. Fain sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $123.00, for a total value of $2,460,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 847,741 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $104,272,143. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Bradley H. Stein sold 9,071 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $124.64, for a total transaction of $1,130,609.44. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 17,341 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,161,382.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 90,895 shares of company stock worth $11,554,161 in the last three months. 15.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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About Royal Caribbean Cruises
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is a cruise company. The Company owns and operates three global cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises (Global Brands). The Company also own joint venture interest in the German brand TUI Cruises, interest in the Spanish brand Pullmantur and interest in the Chinese brand SkySea Cruises (collectively, Partner Brands).
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