Analyst Ratings for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, RCL was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 16 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for RCL. The most optimistic price target was 148, which equates to a potential upside of 30.52 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 95, implying potential capital losses of -16.22 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.61 percent. That number becomes 14.46 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 0.35 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.26 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of RCL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 12.01 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of RCL is 1.46.

RCL has a 52-week high of 116.89 and a 52-week low of 65.10. Today's price is 74.18 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 2.99 percent. RCL has a P/E ratio of 17.53. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The RCL value stock report compares RCL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $24.37 billion. RCL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.