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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for RCL. The highest price target was 148, implying a possible profit of 30.52 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.61 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. 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. 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 that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of RCL is 1.46.

In the trailing 52-weeks, RCL hit 116.89 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 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.