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, implying potential capital gains of 30.52 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 95, which equates to a potential downside of -16.22 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.35 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.26 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 4 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

RCL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.01 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.