Carnival plc (LON:CCL) shares dropped 0.4% during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as GBX 4,987 ($65.57) and last traded at GBX 5,020 ($66.00). Approximately 541,769 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 9% from the average daily volume of 594,062 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 5,040 ($66.26).
CCL has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 5,920 ($77.83) price objective on shares of Carnival plc in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. HSBC Holdings plc increased their price objective on Carnival plc from GBX 5,200 ($68.37) to GBX 5,600 ($73.63) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, June 26th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 5,300 ($69.68) price objective on shares of Carnival plc in a report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Berenberg Bank increased their price objective on Carnival plc from GBX 4,300 ($56.53) to GBX 5,300 ($69.68) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 5,070 ($66.66).
The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 36.19 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 5,021.95 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 4,967.73.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 24th were issued a $0.40 dividend. This represents a yield of 0.6%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 24th.
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About Carnival plc
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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