Shares of Carnival plc (LON:CCL) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 5,453.33 ($75.34).

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. HSBC restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 5,500 ($75.99) target price on shares of Carnival in a report on Friday, February 16th. Morgan Stanley upgraded Carnival to an “equal weight” rating and upped their target price for the stock from GBX 4,700 ($64.94) to GBX 5,100 ($70.46) in a report on Wednesday, December 6th.

Shares of Carnival (CCL) opened at GBX 4,621 ($63.84) on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $33,480.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,770.50. Carnival has a twelve month low of GBX 4,381 ($60.53) and a twelve month high of GBX 5,435 ($75.09).

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

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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.

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