News articles about Carnival (NYSE:CUK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Carnival earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1131736113881 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Carnival (NYSE:CUK) opened at $65.52 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 0.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. The company has a market cap of $13,701.20, a PE ratio of 16.85 and a beta of 0.70. Carnival has a 1-year low of $50.35 and a 1-year high of $70.56.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th were issued a dividend of $0.45 per share. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.75%. This is a boost from Carnival’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.40. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 22nd. Carnival’s dividend payout ratio is presently 49.18%.
In other Carnival news, CEO Arnold W. Donald sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.43, for a total transaction of $327,150.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 115,572 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,561,875.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 100,903 shares of company stock worth $6,782,771. 0.04% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Carnival 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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