Rafferty Asset Management LLC Purchases 2,280 Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH)

Rafferty Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH) by 11.1% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 22,816 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,280 shares during the period. Rafferty Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings were worth $970,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in NCLH. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC boosted its position in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 7.7% in the second quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 6,004,005 shares of the company’s stock valued at $239,199,000 after buying an additional 431,200 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its position in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 1.4% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 3,910,283 shares of the company’s stock valued at $147,418,000 after buying an additional 53,721 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,841,151 shares of the company’s stock valued at $120,846,000 after buying an additional 18,599 shares in the last quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership boosted its position in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 132.6% in the second quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 2,218,610 shares of the company’s stock valued at $88,389,000 after buying an additional 1,264,980 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Chartwell Investment Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 6.6% in the second quarter. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC now owns 2,182,432 shares of the company’s stock valued at $86,948,000 after buying an additional 134,520 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.57% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH)

Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH) traded down 0.21% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $47.77. The company had a trading volume of 1,048,707 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $10.85 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.20 and a beta of 1.16. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $46.06 and its 200 day moving average is $40.57. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has a 52 week low of $34.16 and a 52 week high of $55.59.

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Several equities analysts have weighed in on NCLH shares. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a report on Monday, November 14th. Morgan Stanley started coverage on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a report on Tuesday, December 13th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $44.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 15th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. cut Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $52.00 to $43.00 in a report on Wednesday, October 19th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein cut Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $45.00 to $43.00 in a report on Tuesday, November 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $50.53.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Company Profile

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) is a global cruise company. The Company operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. Its brands offer itineraries to over 510 destinations around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa, Canada, Bermuda, Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii with a combined fleet of approximately 20 ships with over 45,000 Berths.

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