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 maximum price target given was 148, implying potential capital gains of 30.52 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 95, which equates to a potential downside 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.61 percent. 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. 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. 4 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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. RCL has a PEG ratio of 1.46.

RCL has traded between a high of 116.89 and a low of 65.10 over the past year. Currently the stock is 74.18 percent higher than its low, and 2.99 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $24.37 billion. RCL will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.