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.

Several price targets were given for CCL by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 80, implying potential capital gains of 20.39 percent. The minimum price target given 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.23 percent. That number becomes 3.29 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.13 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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 revised their estimates downwards. 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.

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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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 below the high by 1.99 percent. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.