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Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.28

Royal Caribbean Cruises logoNews stories about Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) have been trending positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research firm, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Royal Caribbean Cruises earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 94 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected AlphaOne’s scoring:

  • $2.19 Billion in Sales Expected for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
  • Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Very Likely to Impact Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) Share Price (americanbankingnews.com)
  • Brokerages Set Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) Target Price at $99.74 (americanbankingnews.com)
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd to increase deployment and sales roles in European ‘realignment’ (ttgmedia.com)
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) Investor Update & Valuation Review – Pearson Press (pearsonnewspress.com)

RCL has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on Royal Caribbean Cruises from $115.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 1st. Goldman Sachs Group Inc boosted their price objective on Royal Caribbean Cruises from $90.00 to $94.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, May 1st. Wedbush boosted their price objective on Royal Caribbean Cruises from $88.00 to $106.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 27th. Instinet boosted their price objective on Royal Caribbean Cruises to $114.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 27th. Finally, Barclays PLC set a $115.00 target price on Royal Caribbean Cruises and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, January 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $99.51.

Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) traded up 0.65% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $108.62. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 886,374 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $99.51 and a 200 day moving average price of $89.37. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a 52-week low of $64.95 and a 52-week high of $110.60.

Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, April 28th. The company reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $2.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.02 billion. Royal Caribbean Cruises had a return on equity of 15.89% and a net margin of 15.10%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.57 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Royal Caribbean Cruises will post $7.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 2nd will be paid a $0.48 dividend. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 31st. Royal Caribbean Cruises’s payout ratio is currently 32.32%.

In other Royal Caribbean Cruises news, SVP Bradley H. Stein sold 5,077 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.36, for a total value of $489,219.72. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 19,857 shares in the company, valued at $1,913,420.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Bradley H. Stein sold 861 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $96.68, for a total value of $83,241.48. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 18,996 shares in the company, valued at $1,836,533.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 126,051 shares of company stock worth $12,198,948. Insiders own 16.80% of the company’s stock.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Company Profile

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is a cruise company. The Company owns and operates three global cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises (Global Brands). The Company also own joint venture interest in the German brand TUI Cruises, interest in the Spanish brand Pullmantur and interest in the Chinese brand SkySea Cruises (collectively, Partner Brands).

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