Hot Trending Stock: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)


Analysts anticipate that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. will post $6.07 earnings per share for the current year.

The better-than-expected third quarter results were driven in part by strong last-minute demand at higher prices for cruises in China, Europe and North America, as well as its cost-saving initiatives, Royal Caribbean said. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 1,090 shares of the company's stock worth $119,000 after acquiring an additional 90 shares during the last quarter. Moore Mgmt L P stated it has 100,000 shares. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the shares of RCL in report on Tuesday, June 7 with "Neutral" rating. Corporate insiders own 15.30% of the company's stock. 2 funds opened positions while 9 raised stakes. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 19,768 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,512,845.04. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 927,741 shares of the company's stock, valued at $112,525,705.89.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on RCL shares.

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Analysts on average have given a price target of $131.67 to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) stock. On Wednesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with "Buy". Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 1.60 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The stock of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, January 27 by Wedbush.

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What Historical Figures Say About Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE RCL) traded up $3.89 on Tuesday, hitting $129.23.

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The company expects full-year earnings in the range of $7.60 to $7.65 per share. The company has market cap of $82.99 million. After a recent check, it is observed that the insiders for the firm now own 0.60% shares. Wisconsin-based Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Com has invested 0% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL).'s news article titled: "Royal Caribbean Readies Debut of World's Biggest Cruise Ship" with publication date: October 16, 2017 was also an interesting one. The company reported $3.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $3.10 by $0.10. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd now has $27.76B valuation. However, 1.58% over the last one month, 4.62% for the last quarter and year to date performance stands at 52.78%. Comparatively, RCL posted earnings of $1.52 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.60 per share. Deutsche Bank AG started coverage on Royal Caribbean Cruises in a report on Thursday, September 29th.

The company expects net yields to improve 6% on a constant currency basis compared with the prior guidance of 5.5-6% increase. This is a boost from Royal Caribbean Cruises's previous quarterly dividend of $0.48. Moreover, Usa Financial Portformulas has 1% invested in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL). Also, EVP Harri U. Kulovaara sold 7,580 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.53, for a total transaction of $665,122.23. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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Royal Caribbean's shares rose $5.50 or 4.4 percent to $130.84 in trading early Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange. Royal Caribbean International offers a range of itineraries to the destinations, including Alaska, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal and New Zealand with cruise lengths that range from 2 to 24 nights. The Firm 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).