Headlines about Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Royal Caribbean Cruises earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3820511415519 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: RCL, ALB, JNJ (nasdaq.com)
- Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) Declares $0.60 Quarterly Dividend; 2% Yield (streetinsider.com)
- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Declares Dividend (finance.yahoo.com)
- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : RCL-US : December 6, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.60 (RCL) (americanbankingnews.com)
Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) traded down $2.26 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $122.82. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,267,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,559,653. The company has a current ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 0.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58. The firm has a market capitalization of $26,340.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.86, a P/E/G ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 1.06. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a one year low of $80.60 and a one year high of $133.75.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 21st will be paid a $0.60 dividend. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.95%. Royal Caribbean Cruises’s payout ratio is 32.04%.
Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Macquarie downgraded shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $120.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and set a $129.00 price objective (up from $125.00) on shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $137.00 price objective on shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on Royal Caribbean Cruises from $134.00 to $150.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Royal Caribbean Cruises currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $126.02.
In other Royal Caribbean Cruises news, CEO Richard D. Fain sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.70, for a total value of $2,514,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders sold 60,000 shares of company stock worth $7,415,000 in the last three months. Insiders own 15.30% of the company’s stock.
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Company Profile
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is a cruise company. The Company owns and operates three global cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises (Global Brands). The Company also own joint venture interest in the German brand TUI Cruises, interest in the Spanish brand Pullmantur and interest in the Chinese brand SkySea Cruises (collectively, Partner Brands).
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