Carnival Corporation (CUK) Earning Positive Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports

Media coverage about Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CUK) has trended positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Carnival Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.34 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CUK)

Shares of Carnival Corporation (NYSE CUK) traded up 0.47% during trading on Friday, reaching $65.92. 154,752 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Carnival Corporation has a 52 week low of $43.45 and a 52 week high of $66.53. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $63.15 and its 200 day moving average price is $56.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $47.86 billion, a PE ratio of 16.24 and a beta of 0.72.

Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CUK) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, March 28th. The company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.05. Carnival Corporation had a net margin of 18.09% and a return on equity of 11.25%. The firm had revenue of $3.79 billion during the quarter. Analysts predict that Carnival Corporation will post $3.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 26th will be issued a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.43%. This is an increase from Carnival Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 24th. Carnival Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 39.60%.

In other Carnival Corporation news, Director Sir John Parker sold 19,965 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.98, for a total value of $1,217,465.70. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 22,798 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,390,222.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Richard Glasier sold 6,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.29, for a total transaction of $349,740.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 26,684 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,555,410.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.04% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Carnival Corporation Company Profile

Carnival plc is a leisure travel company. The Company’s segments include North America, and Europe, Australia & Asia (EAA). Its North America segment includes Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises (Princess), Holland America Line and Seabourn. Its EAA segment includes Costa Cruises (Costa), AIDA Cruises (AIDA), P&O Cruises (the United Kingdom), P&O Cruises (Australia) and Cunard.

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