Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NCLH] Is Currently -4.54 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Does This Mean?

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NYSE: NCLH] plunged by -$0.87 during the normal trading session on Friday and reaching a high of $19.00 during the day while it closed the day at $18.29. The company report on November 22, 2021 that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Completes Strategic Balance Sheet Optimization Transactions.

Key Benefits Include Significantly Reduced Annual Interest Expense, Lower Leverage, Extended Debt Maturity Profile, Flexibility to Limit Future Shareholder Dilution and Increased Liquidity.


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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) announced that it has closed on a series of related balance sheet and cash flow optimization transactions initiated last week. The net result of these strategic transactions is significantly favorable for the Company and its shareholders as it reduces annual interest expense, lowers leverage, extends the Company’s debt maturity profile and increases its liquidity. A key benefit of these related transactions is that assuming the newly issued 1.125% exchangeable senior notes due 2027 (the “2027 Exchangeable Notes”) are settled entirely in cash, at the Company’s election, the Company will benefit from a net reduction in its diluted shares outstanding of approximately 5.2 million shares.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. stock has also loss -8.82% of its value over the past 7 days. However, NCLH stock has declined by -25.71% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -44.76% and lost -28.08% year-on date.

The market cap for NCLH stock reached $6.91 billion, with 370.02 million shares outstanding and 368.21 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 16.47M shares, NCLH reached a trading volume of 30805256 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NCLH]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NCLH shares is $31.71 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NCLH stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. 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.

Citigroup have made an estimate for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on October 25, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on June 16, 2021, representing the official price target for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $27 to $37, while Goldman kept a Buy rating on NCLH stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. is set at 1.42, with the Price to Sales ratio for NCLH stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 40.63. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.35, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.12.

NCLH stock trade performance evaluation

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NCLH] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -8.82. With this latest performance, NCLH shares dropped by -33.05% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -44.76% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -28.05% 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 NCLH stock in for the last two-week period is set at 26.51, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 24.36, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 29.70 for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NCLH]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 25.35, while it was recorded at 18.99 for the last single week of trading, and 27.37 for the last 200 days.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NCLH]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NCLH] shares currently have an operating margin of -142.66 and a Gross Margin at -84.43. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -313.50.

Return on Total Capital for NCLH is now -12.20, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -27.67. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -73.83, with Return on Assets sitting at -22.87. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NCLH] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 275.81. Additionally, NCLH Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 73.39, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 65.27. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 272.54, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 72.52.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NCLH] managed to generate an average of -$116,983 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 26.75 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.07.Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NCLH] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. posted -2.33/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -2.17/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -7.40%. 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 NCLH.

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NCLH]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $3,790 million, or 55.90% of NCLH stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NCLH stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 39,266,185, which is approximately 0.52% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 20,242,770 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $370.24 million in NCLH stocks shares; and CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, currently with $226.12 million in NCLH stock with ownership of nearly 63.391% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 238 institutional holders increased their position in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NYSE:NCLH] by around 24,080,186 shares. Additionally, 257 investors decreased positions by around 15,142,676 shares, while 107 investors held positions by with 167,985,111 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 207,207,973 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NCLH stock had 69 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,552,978 shares, while 74 institutional investors sold positions of 6,918,360 shares during the same period.