For Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NCLH], Analyst sees a rise to $39. What next?


Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NYSE: NCLH] surged by $0.86 during the normal trading session on Friday and reaching a high of $22.79 during the day while it closed the day at $22.20. The company report on December 22, 2021 that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Announces Appointment of Juan Kuryla as Senior Vice President, Port Development and Construction Management.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) today announced the appointment of Juan Kuryla as Senior Vice President, Port Development and Construction Management effective January 17, 2022. In this newly created role, Kuryla will lead the Company’s Commercial Development, Construction and Private Island Operations teams, reporting to Daniel S. Farkas, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. Kuryla most recently served as Director and CEO of PortMiami since 2014, where he oversaw operations and capital development for the largest cruise port in the world.

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“We are pleased to welcome Juan Kuryla to the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings family as Senior Vice President, Port Development and Construction Management,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “As Director and CEO of PortMiami, widely considered the cruise capital of the world, I have had the privilege to work closely with Juan over the years and I am confident that he will be a tremendous asset to the Company. Throughout his impressive thirty-plus year career with Miami-Dade County, Juan has proven himself to be a strategic leader with a long track record of success and innovation.”.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. stock has also gained 7.04% of its value over the past 7 days. However, NCLH stock has declined by -15.75% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -18.62% and gained 7.04% year-on date.

The market cap for NCLH stock reached $8.90 billion, with 370.02 million shares outstanding and 368.39 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 20.14M shares, NCLH reached a trading volume of 21800572 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 $30.85 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 1.30, with the Price to Sales ratio for NCLH stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 52.30. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.85, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.83.

NCLH stock trade performance evaluation

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NCLH] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 7.04. With this latest performance, NCLH shares gained by 1.98% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -18.62% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -9.13% 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 52.63, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.75, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.26 for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NCLH]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 22.75, while it was recorded at 21.97 for the last single week of trading, and 26.38 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.

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

There are presently around $4,424 million, or 49.90% 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 0.44% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 20,242,770 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $449.39 million in NCLH stocks shares; and CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, currently with $274.46 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 February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 237 institutional holders increased their position in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. [NYSE:NCLH] by around 22,120,776 shares. Additionally, 252 investors decreased positions by around 14,779,890 shares, while 109 investors held positions by with 162,359,818 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 199,260,484 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NCLH stock had 67 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,573,404 shares, while 72 institutional investors sold positions of 6,844,921 shares during the same period.