Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Likely to Effect Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) Share Price

Media stories about Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings earned a news impact score of 0.13 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 79 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Alpha One’s analysis:

Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) traded up 0.38% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $48.03. 1,706,506 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $10.92 billion, a PE ratio of 17.28 and a beta of 1.16. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $50.35 and a 200-day moving average price of $44.27. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has a 12 month low of $34.16 and a 12 month high of $55.24.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 22nd. The company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.01. The business earned $1.10 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.11 billion. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings had a net margin of 12.52% and a return on equity of 17.60%. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’s revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.51 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings will post $3.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on NCLH shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc started coverage on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a research report on Thursday, December 15th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $47.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 17th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target (up previously from $48.00) on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a research report on Thursday, February 23rd. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $49.00 price target (up previously from $46.00) on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a research report on Thursday, February 23rd. Finally, Wedbush reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $52.00 price target (up previously from $42.00) on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a research report on Thursday, February 23rd. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $50.15.

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 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 24 ships with approximately 46,500 Berths, as of December 31, 2016. 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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