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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for RCL. The most optimistic price target was 148, implying a possible profit of 30.52 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 95, implying potential capital losses of -16.22 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.61 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 14.46 percent. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. RCL has a PEG ratio of 1.46.

In the last 52-weeks, RCL has achieved a high of 116.89 and a low of 65.10. Currently the stock is 74.18 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 2.99 percent. RCL has a price/earnings 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 market cap of RCL is $24.37 billion. RCL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.