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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 34086.11. Since its IPO date on the 1/5/1989, Carnival Corporation, CCL performance year to date is -13.52%. Today Carnival Corporation, CCL has gained -2.71%, with a current price of 45.22.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 43.10%. Return of assets are at 5.70%, 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 14.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 42.30%, and operating margin of 18.40%. 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 -8.56%. The 52-week high is -17.81%, and the 52-week low is 13.13%. The average volume for Carnival Corporation, CCL is 5494441.

With a target price of 56.73, can Carnival Corporation, CCL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Carnival Corporation, CCL. Carnival Corporation has a P/E of 16.06 and a forward P/E of 12.09. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1. Carnival Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.14 and 1.53 respectively. For P/cash, Carnival Corporation has a value of 65.68, while it is 35.69 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 45.22, Carnival Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.01%. We see a return on equity of 9.50%.

Looking more long-term Carnival Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 16.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 15.39% 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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