Berenberg slashes price target on Carnival Corporation & plc [CCL] – find out why.

Carnival Corporation & plc [NYSE: CCL] price surged by 5.61 percent to reach at $1.38. The company report on February 23, 2021 that Carnival Corporation & plc Announces Pricing of Offering of Common Stock.

Get the hottest stocks to trade every day before the market opens 100% free. Click here now.

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), announced that Carnival Corporation (the “Corporation”) has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of 40,450,619 shares of common stock of the Corporation at a public offering price of $25.10 per share. The offering is expected to close on February 24, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. The Corporation expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes.

Goldman Sachs & Co LLC is acting as sole bookrunner and underwriter for the proposed public offering.

A sum of 86407247 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 41.61M shares. Carnival Corporation & plc shares reached a high of $27.33 and dropped to a low of $24.65 until finishing in the latest session at $25.97.

The one-year CCL stock forecast points to a potential downside of -40.15. The average equity rating for CCL stock is currently 3.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Carnival Corporation & plc [CCL]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CCL shares is $18.53 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CCL stock is a recommendation set at 3.00. 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.

Berenberg have made an estimate for Carnival Corporation & plc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sell, with their previous recommendation back on February 12, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 26, 2021, representing the official price target for Carnival Corporation & plc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $31, while Barclays analysts kept a Overweight rating on CCL stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Carnival Corporation & plc is set at 1.20, with the Price to Sales ratio for CCL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.59. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.16, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 9.62.

CCL Stock Performance Analysis:

Carnival Corporation & plc [CCL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 26.07. With this latest performance, CCL shares gained by 25.22% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 78.61% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -37.71% 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 CCL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 75.70, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 82.37, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 70.39 for Carnival Corporation & plc [CCL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 21.01, while it was recorded at 23.82 for the last single week of trading, and 17.36 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Carnival Corporation & plc Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Carnival Corporation & plc [CCL] shares currently have an operating margin of -84.99 and a Gross Margin at -52.26. Carnival Corporation & plc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -182.95.

Return on Total Capital for CCL is now -11.08, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -25.91. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -44.58, with Return on Assets sitting at -20.75. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Carnival Corporation & plc [CCL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 138.07. Additionally, CCL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 58.00, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 52.95. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 113.86, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 47.82.

Receivables Turnover for the company is 12.85 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.11.Carnival Corporation & plc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Carnival Corporation & plc posted 0.22/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.27/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -18.50%. 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 CCL.

Carnival Corporation & plc [CCL] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $12,728 million, or 48.80% of CCL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CCL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 63,062,479, which is approximately 9.76% of the company’s market cap and around 8.80% of the total institutional ownership; PUBLIC INVESTMENT FUND, holding 50,830,926 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.32 billion in CCL stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $986.12 million in CCL stock with ownership of nearly 15.731% of the company’s market capitalization.

Get the hottest stocks to trade every day before the market opens 100% free. Click here now.

Positions in Carnival Corporation & plc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 469 institutional holders increased their position in Carnival Corporation & plc [NYSE:CCL] by around 116,907,693 shares. Additionally, 254 investors decreased positions by around 23,198,478 shares, while 109 investors held positions by with 349,984,935 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 490,091,106 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CCL stock had 173 new institutional investments in for a total of 29,610,924 shares, while 90 institutional investors sold positions of 10,448,025 shares during the same period.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on skype
Share on reddit

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get The Best Stocks To Trade Every Day!

Join now to get the pre-market morning brief 100% free

We do not sell or share your information with anyone.

Get Notified Of Insider Trades, Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades, Earnings Updates & Best Stocks To Trade Every Single Morning

100% free. stop anytime no spam