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How has Carnival plc:(NYSE:CUK) performed recently?

Carnival plc (NYSE: CUK) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 32425.46. It is in the General Entertainment industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 18.71, a forward P/E of 10.92 and EPS of 2.38. At a stock price of 44.43 (-2.65%) it has a dividend yield of 3.15%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -1.80%, more recently this last year it has grown by 44.30%. The next year growth is going to be about 21.49% and more long-term 13.40% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 194.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.70% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 3.40%.

For performance, Carnival plc the past week has seen a gain of 1.55%. For the last month performance for Carnival plc is -9.90%. While the last quarter is -15.50% and half year, -20.37%. Finally for the year, performance is -11.36%.

The 52-week high for Carnival plc, is at -22.49%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 6.04%. The 20-day simple moving average is -10.44% and -12.85% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.78%, and for the month it is 1.98%. Carnival plc, has a target price of 44.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.35, and for total debt/equity Carnival plc has 0.4. The gross margin is 52.80%, while operating margin is 17.30%, the profit margin is 11.70%. The current ratio is 0.3 and the quick ratio is 0.2.

Insider ownership is at 0.03%, with instituitional ownership at 3.20%. Carnival plc has a payout ratio of 48.30%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 729.81. The shares float is 168.31, with the float short at 0.17%, with short ratio coming to 0.69.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Carnival plc, get 4.80%, with its returns on investment at 7.80%. Return on equity is 7.90%. So will the investors see the target price of 44, reached soon?

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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