Security National Bank of Sioux City Iowa IA grew its position in shares of Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) by 0.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 13,390 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 65 shares during the period. Security National Bank of Sioux City Iowa IA’s holdings in Carnival Corporation were worth $878,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CCL. Blair William & Co. IL lifted its holdings in Carnival Corporation by 1.7% during the 1st quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 4,214 shares of the company’s stock worth $241,000 after buying an additional 72 shares during the last quarter. Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC bought a new position in Carnival Corporation during the 1st quarter worth approximately $1,202,000. CFO4Life Group LLC bought a new position in Carnival Corporation during the 1st quarter worth approximately $452,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Carnival Corporation by 1.5% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 589,967 shares of the company’s stock worth $34,755,000 after buying an additional 8,834 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. bought a new position in Carnival Corporation during the 1st quarter worth approximately $223,000. 77.34% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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CCL has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Instinet increased their target price on Carnival Corporation from $72.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price (up previously from $67.00) on shares of Carnival Corporation in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Bank of America Corporation reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $73.20 target price on shares of Carnival Corporation in a report on Monday, July 24th. BidaskClub downgraded Carnival Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $61.00 target price (down previously from $62.00) on shares of Carnival Corporation in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Carnival Corporation has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $65.60.
Carnival Corporation (NYSE CCL) traded up 0.9118% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $67.0559. The company had a trading volume of 1,857,370 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $48.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.2366 and a beta of 0.71. Carnival Corporation has a 52-week low of $45.92 and a 52-week high of $69.89. The company’s 50 day moving average is $66.45 and its 200 day moving average is $64.37.
Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, September 26th. The company reported $2.29 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.20 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $5.52 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.39 billion. Carnival Corporation had a return on equity of 12.15% and a net margin of 15.53%. Carnival Corporation’s revenue was up 8.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.92 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Carnival Corporation will post $3.68 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 25th were issued a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.41%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 23rd. Carnival Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 43.72%.
About Carnival Corporation
Carnival Corporation is a leisure travel company. The Company is a cruise company of global cruise guests, and a provider of vacations to all cruise destinations throughout the world. The Company operates in four segments: North America, EAA, Cruise Support and, Tour and Other. The Company’s North America segment includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises (Princess) and Seabourn.
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