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 highest price target was 80, which equates to a potential upside of 20.39 percent. The minimum price target given was 53, implying a possible loss of -20.24 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.23 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 3.29 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.13 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.22 percent in FY estimates.

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 revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of CCL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -1.07 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CCL is -16.46.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CCL hit 67.80 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 44.11. Currently the stock is 50.65 percent higher than its 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 market cap of CCL is $35.6 billion. CCL will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.