Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH) hit a new 52-week low on Friday . The company traded as low as $35.36 and last traded at $35.51, with a volume of 2,046,718 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $37.05.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on NCLH shares. Sterne Agee CRT started coverage on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, June 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $60.00 price target for the company. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, May 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, August 23rd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $58.79.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $39.32 and a 200 day moving average price of $45.45. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.09 billion and a P/E ratio of 16.04.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.02. The firm earned $1.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.22 billion. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.75 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. will post $3.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Rio Frank J. Del bought 55,623 shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 31st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $35.96 per share, for a total transaction of $2,000,203.08. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 451,171 shares in the company, valued at $16,224,109.16. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings stock. Morgan Stanley boosted its position in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH) by 44.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 198,769 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 61,244 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley owned approximately 0.09% of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings worth $11,648,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) is a global cruise company. The Company operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. Its brands offer itineraries to over 510 destinations around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa, Canada, Bermuda, Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii with a combined fleet of approximately 20 ships with over 45,000 Berths.

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