Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH) gapped up before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $42.86, but opened at $43.16. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings shares last traded at $44.32, with a volume of 1,462,129 shares traded.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Tigress Financial upgraded shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 31st. Nomura Holdings Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a research note on Sunday, May 15th. Wolfe Research increased their price target on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to $61.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. upgraded shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $57.00 to $64.00 in a research note on Thursday, March 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.21.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $43.59 and its 200 day moving average price is $47.91. The company has a market capitalization of $10.11 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.67.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 10th. The company reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.01. The business earned $1.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.10 billion. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.27 EPS. Analysts forecast that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. will post $3.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Other institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 14.3% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 144,278 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,455,000 after buying an additional 18,038 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its position in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 44.5% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 198,769 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,648,000 after buying an additional 61,244 shares in the last quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. increased its position in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 44.7% in the fourth quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. now owns 42,935 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,516,000 after buying an additional 13,256 shares in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its position in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 72.8% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 18,556 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,087,000 after buying an additional 7,817 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 8.7% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 10,959,113 shares of the company’s stock worth $642,204,000 after buying an additional 875,828 shares in the last quarter.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. is a diversified cruise operator. The Company operates cruise lines under the Norwegian, Oceania and Regent brands. Norwegian offers cruises ranging in length from one day to three weeks. Each of Norwegian’s 13 ships has been built to consistently deliver the Freestyle Cruising product offering.

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