Chartwell Investment Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH) by 5.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 32,732 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,680 shares during the period. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Norwegian Cruise Line were worth $1,880,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of NCLH. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its position in Norwegian Cruise Line by 25.3% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 10,067,475 shares of the company’s stock valued at $475,688,000 after buying an additional 2,035,157 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in Norwegian Cruise Line by 31.8% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 3,482,343 shares of the company’s stock valued at $164,541,000 after buying an additional 840,909 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board raised its position in Norwegian Cruise Line by 138.3% during the second quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 1,147,485 shares of the company’s stock valued at $54,219,000 after buying an additional 665,975 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association raised its position in Norwegian Cruise Line by 13.9% during the second quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 2,206,169 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,241,000 after buying an additional 269,625 shares during the period. Finally, Capital Fund Management S.A. raised its position in Norwegian Cruise Line by 521.3% during the second quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A. now owns 284,194 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,428,000 after buying an additional 238,452 shares during the period. 88.85% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research firms recently weighed in on NCLH. BidaskClub raised Norwegian Cruise Line from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 21st. Macquarie raised Norwegian Cruise Line from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $55.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, September 28th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line in a research report on Thursday, October 11th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on Norwegian Cruise Line from $70.00 to $71.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, Nomura dropped their target price on Norwegian Cruise Line from $72.00 to $65.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, August 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.89.

In other Norwegian Cruise Line news, CEO Rio Frank J. Del sold 3,077 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.23, for a total value of $154,557.71. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 301,321 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,135,353.83. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 9,231 shares of company stock worth $483,858. Insiders own 0.98% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NCLH stock opened at $50.15 on Thursday. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has a fifty-two week low of $41.61 and a fifty-two week high of $61.18.

Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 8th. The company reported $2.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.21 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $1.86 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.85 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.86 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.5% on a year-over-year basis.

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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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