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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 35238.62. Since its IPO date on the 1/5/1989, Carnival Corporation, CCL performance year to date is -11.36%. Today Carnival Corporation, CCL has gained -0.08%, with a current price of 47.25.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 80.40%. 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 2.62%. The 52-week high is -13.48%, and the 52-week low is 19.08%. The average volume for Carnival Corporation, CCL is 1321689.

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 16.34 and a forward P/E of 12.32. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.01. Carnival Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.21 and 1.56 respectively. For P/cash, Carnival Corporation has a value of 67.9, while it is 36.9 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 47.25, Carnival Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.96%. 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 15.25% 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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