News stories about Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Norwegian Cruise Line earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 47.2244812090485 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Norwegian Cruise Line Shares Are Still Cruising In a Downtrend (finance.yahoo.com)
- Stop Complaining About Irrational Markets — Profit From Them (finance.yahoo.com)
- Ample alternative ports in Hawaii if volcano changes needed, NCL’s Stuart says (seatrade-cruise.com)
- Hawaii volcano: Another cruise ship skips Big Island call due to Kilauea eruption (usatoday.com)
Shares of NASDAQ NCLH traded up $0.46 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $54.13. The stock had a trading volume of 2,193,579 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,980,421. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 0.34 and a quick ratio of 0.31. Norwegian Cruise Line has a twelve month low of $49.52 and a twelve month high of $61.48.
Several analysts have recently commented on NCLH shares. BidaskClub lowered Norwegian Cruise Line from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, March 17th. Deutsche Bank upped their target price on Norwegian Cruise Line from $59.00 to $66.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Norwegian Cruise Line from $62.00 to $64.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Norwegian Cruise Line from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Norwegian Cruise Line from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Norwegian Cruise Line has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $64.86.
In other Norwegian Cruise Line news, major shareholder Apollo Management Holdings Gp, sold 9,750,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.00, for a total transaction of $546,000,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 0.98% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
About Norwegian Cruise Line
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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