Carnival plc (LON:CCL) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 5,444 ($76.33).

Separately, Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Carnival to an “equal weight” rating and upped their price objective for the company from GBX 4,700 ($65.90) to GBX 5,100 ($71.51) in a report on Wednesday, December 6th.

Carnival (LON CCL) traded down GBX 45 ($0.63) on Tuesday, hitting GBX 4,787 ($67.12). 649,906 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 661,205. Carnival has a 12-month low of GBX 4,241 ($59.46) and a 12-month high of GBX 5,435 ($76.21). The firm has a market capitalization of $34,060.00 and a P/E ratio of 1,855.43.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be issued a $0.45 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a yield of 0.65%.

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About Carnival

Carnival plc is a leisure travel company. The Company’s segments include North America, and Europe, Australia & Asia (EAA). Its North America segment includes Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises (Princess), Holland America Line and Seabourn. Its EAA segment includes Costa Cruises (Costa), AIDA Cruises (AIDA), P&O Cruises (the United Kingdom), P&O Cruises (Australia) and Cunard.

Analyst Recommendations for Carnival (LON:CCL)

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