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Is Carnival Corporation(NYSE: CCL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/5/1989. Carnival Corporation is in the Resorts & Casinos industry and Services sector. Average volume for Carnival Corporation, is 4755.91, and so far today it has a volume of 2451153. Performance year to date since the 1/5/1989 is -16.03%.

To help you determine whether Carnival Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 15.59 and forward P/E is 11.68. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Carnival Corporation has a value for PEG of 0.97. P/S ratio is 2.15 and the P/B ratio is 1.49. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 66.03 and 35.88 respectively.

At the current price Carnival Corporation is trading at, 46.05 (2.04% today), Carnival Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.10%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 43.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.89, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 15.87% after growing 44.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 182.30%, and 3.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 759.36, and the number of shares float is 424.44. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 82.70%. The float short is 4.06%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.62. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.70%, and also a return on investment of 7.80%.

The ability for Carnival Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.2, and quick ratio is 0.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.36 and total debt/equity is 0.41. In terms of margins, Carnival Corporation has a gross margin of 42.30%, with its operating margin at 18.40%, and Carnival Corporation has a profit margin of 14.00%.

The 52 week high is -16.30%, with 15.20% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.72% and the 200 day simple moving average is -5.99%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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