Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH) – Analysts at SunTrust Banks increased their Q4 2017 earnings per share estimates for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks analyst P. Scholes now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.71 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.67. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ Q2 2018 earnings at $1.16 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $2.16 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.80 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $4.55 EPS.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.05. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings had a net margin of 13.22% and a return on equity of 17.03%. The business had revenue of $1.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.31 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.85 EPS. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’s revenue was up 13.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

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Several other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $60.00 price target (up from $51.00) on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a research report on Thursday. Barclays PLC upped their price target on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from $59.00 to $64.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a research report on Thursday. Deutsche Bank AG upped their price target on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from $53.00 to $59.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Buckingham Research upped their price target on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $56.94.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) traded down 2.1025% on Friday, reaching $55.8701. 8,776,827 shares of the company were exchanged. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has a 12-month low of $34.16 and a 12-month high of $61.48. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.74 billion, a PE ratio of 18.8814 and a beta of 1.16. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $55.28 and a 200 day moving average of $51.64.

In other Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings news, CEO Jason Montague sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.26, for a total value of $798,900.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 72,831 shares in the company, valued at $3,878,979.06. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.98% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $116,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $146,000. Pacer Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $197,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new position in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Finally, Nomura Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $204,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.18% of the company’s stock.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Company Profile

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) is a global cruise company. The Company operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The Company had 25 ships with approximately 50,400 Berths, as of May 1, 2017. The Company’s brands offer itineraries to various destinations around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa, Canada, Bermuda, Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii.

Earnings History and Estimates for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH)

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