Royal Caribbean Group [RCL] stock Downgrade by SunTrust analyst, price target now $48

Royal Caribbean Group [NYSE: RCL] stock went on an upward path that rose over 3.42% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 16.12%. The company report on August 12, 2020 that Royal Caribbean Group secures a commitment for a $700 million facility.

Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) today announced that it has secured a binding commitment from Morgan Stanley for a $700 million term loan facility. The Company may draw on the facility at any time prior to August 12, 2021. Once drawn, the loan will bear interest at L + 3.75% and will mature 364 days from funding. The facility will be guaranteed by RCI Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company that owns the equity interests in subsidiaries that own seven of the Company’s vessels. The Company has the ability to increase the capacity of the facility by an additional $300 million from time to time subject to the receipt of additional or increased commitments and the issuance of guarantees from additional subsidiaries of the Company. If drawn, the Company expects to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes.

Perella Weinberg Partners LP served as financial advisor and Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP served as legal advisor to the company in connection with the term loan facility.

Over the last 12 months, RCL stock dropped by -41.75%. The one-year Royal Caribbean Group stock forecast points to a potential downside of 0.0. The average equity rating for RCL stock is currently 2.60, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $12.56 billion, with 209.39 million shares outstanding and 176.12 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 18.10M shares, RCL stock reached a trading volume of 9173661 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Royal Caribbean Group [RCL]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for RCL shares is $60.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on RCL stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

SunTrust have made an estimate for Royal Caribbean Group shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on July 14, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Macquarie dropped their target price from $56 to $52. The new note on the price target was released on July 14, 2020, representing the official price target for Royal Caribbean Group stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $55 to $50, while Barclays kept a Equal Weight rating on RCL stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Royal Caribbean Group is set at 3.65, with the Price to Sales ratio for RCL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.59. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.41, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 19.98.

RCL Stock Performance Analysis:

Royal Caribbean Group [RCL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 16.12. With this latest performance, RCL shares gained by 12.16% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -46.54% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -41.75% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for RCL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 63.73, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 72.67, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 59.97 for Royal Caribbean Group [RCL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 53.99, while it was recorded at 58.43 for the last single week of trading, and 76.90 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Royal Caribbean Group Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Royal Caribbean Group [RCL] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.87 and a Gross Margin at +33.11. Royal Caribbean Group’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +17.16.

Return on Total Capital for RCL is now 8.82, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 9.25. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 16.15, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.48. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Royal Caribbean Group [RCL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 96.46. Additionally, RCL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 49.10, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 38.70. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 74.12, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 37.73.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Royal Caribbean Group [RCL] managed to generate an average of $22,001 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 34.75 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.38.Royal Caribbean Group’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Royal Caribbean Group posted 4.27/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 4.31/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -0.90%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for RCL.

Royal Caribbean Group [RCL] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $8,355 million, or 66.70% of RCL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of RCL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 18,467,530, which is approximately -2.98% of the company’s market cap and around 0.90% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, holding 16,484,686 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $997.32 million in RCL stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $720.4 million in RCL stock with ownership of nearly 1.765% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Royal Caribbean Group stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 292 institutional holders increased their position in Royal Caribbean Group [NYSE:RCL] by around 20,592,972 shares. Additionally, 286 investors decreased positions by around 20,978,785 shares, while 68 investors held positions by with 96,532,711 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 138,104,468 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. RCL stock had 111 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,178,900 shares, while 100 institutional investors sold positions of 7,183,128 shares during the same period.

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