Analyst Ratings for Carnival Corp. (CCL)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Carnival Corp. (NYSE:CCL) by analysts covering the stock. CCL had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 15 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 10 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

CCL was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 80, implying a possible profit of 20.39 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 53, which equates to a potential downside of -20.24 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.23 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 3.29 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.13 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.22 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CCL to grow at a rate of -1.07 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. CCL has a PEG ratio of -16.46.

In the last 52-weeks, CCL has achieved a high of 67.80 and a low of 44.11. Today's price is 50.65 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.99 percent lower than its 52-week high. CCL has a price/earnings ratio of 17.61. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CCL value stock report compares CCL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $35.6 billion. CCL will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.