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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Carnival Corporation, CCL

Carnival Corporation, CCL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Resorts & Casinos in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Carnival Corporation, CCL  has a market cap of 34360.52. Since its IPO date on the 1/5/1989, Carnival Corporation, CCL performance year to date is -13.50%. Today Carnival Corporation, CCL has gained -1.37%, with a current price of 46.15.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 39.70%. Return of assets are at 6.20%, with return on investment at 7.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Carnival Corporation, CCL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.36. While Total debt/equity is 0.41. With a profit margin of 15.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 42.60%, and operating margin of 18.50%. Carnival Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.2, while the quick ratio is 0.2.

For the last year Carnival Corporation, CCL has seen a EPS growth of 44.30%. A performance for the year of -6.32%. The 52-week high is -15.50%, and the 52-week low is 16.31%. The average volume for Carnival Corporation, CCL is 4002767.

With a target price of 212.9, can Carnival Corporation, CCL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Carnival Corporation, CCL. Carnival Corporation has a P/E of 14.14 and a forward P/E of 12.24. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.87. Carnival Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.13 and 1.49 respectively. For P/cash, Carnival Corporation has a value of 74.37, while it is 37.76 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 46.15, Carnival Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.03%. We see a return on equity of 10.60%.

Looking more long-term Carnival Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 16.33%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.17% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 44.30% for this year and for the last five years a -1.80% growth has been seen.

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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