News stories about Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Norwegian Cruise Line earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 47.1470074855946 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

NCLH has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price objective on Norwegian Cruise Line from $70.00 to $61.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, August 10th. BidaskClub downgraded Norwegian Cruise Line from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on Norwegian Cruise Line from $64.00 to $58.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, June 5th. Nomura cut their price objective on Norwegian Cruise Line from $72.00 to $65.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Norwegian Cruise Line from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $64.18.

Shares of NASDAQ:NCLH opened at $53.37 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 0.31 and a current ratio of 0.34. Norwegian Cruise Line has a 12-month low of $46.16 and a 12-month high of $61.18.

Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 9th. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.18. Norwegian Cruise Line had a net margin of 13.91% and a return on equity of 16.97%. The company had revenue of $1.52 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.50 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.02 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 13.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Norwegian Cruise Line will post 3.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Rio Frank J. Del sold 22,743 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.96, for a total value of $1,068,011.28. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 357,021 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $16,765,706.16. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Rio Frank J. Del sold 3,077 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.72, for a total transaction of $159,142.44. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 310,552 shares in the company, valued at $16,061,749.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 42,631 shares of company stock worth $2,072,144 over the last ninety days. 0.98% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Norwegian Cruise Line 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.

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