Carnival Corp

  • Should You Buy Tickets for This Carnival?

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    Carnival (NYSE: CCL) is aptly named, as investors have seen rollercoaster-like ups and downs over the past decade. And just like a rollercoaster, the end point is the same as the starting point. In other words, those who have invested in Carnival, over the past decade, have not made any money.

    It's tough to say that Carnival will suddenly right the ship and become a slow and steady winner more »

  • Is This Cruise Line Company’s Nightmare Over?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    Three trusts which operate for the benefit of family members of Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL) purchased a total of nearly 27,000 shares of stock on July 29 at an average price of $36.82 per share, according to a filing with the SEC. Insider Monkey tracks insider purchases because, in theory, they should signal at least some degree of confidence in the company; otherwise, it would be rational for more »

  • Recession and Vacation: The Leisure Industry

    By Vanina Egea - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, ISCA, IILG

    During economic recessions, vacation activities can turn into a luxury good as disposable income is reduced. Hence, the leisure industry has suffered quite a bit during the last few years. Nevertheless, an analysis of three industry leaders, Interval Leisure (NASDAQ: IILG), Carnival (NYSE: CCL), and International Speedway (NASDAQ: ISCA) will let us know whether there are profits coming their way.

    Cruising to a better future

    The world’s largest cruise more »

  • Sandy Nairn’s Edinburgh Partners’ Top Stock Picks for Q3

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, GOOG, JCI, MSFT, TYC

    Hedge funds are required to submit 13F filings to the SEC within several weeks of the quarter’s end to disclose many of their long equity positions in U.S. stocks as of the end of the quarter. We’ve found in our research on 13Fs that they can be useful in developing investment strategies; for example, the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess more »

  • This Stock's Recent Rebound Is a Sucker Rally

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    Carnival (NYSE: CCL), the world’s largest cruise operator, recently announced a restructuring plan which involves splitting the roles of the CEO and the Chairman. Micky Arison, whose father founded the company in 1972, relinquished his role as the CEO, with Arnold Donald taking up the position. Nonetheless, Arison is expected to remain a key figure in the company’s leadership, and will certainly be involved in making some key more »

  • Carnival Is Charting a Turnaround Course

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 4, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    Carnival (NYSE: CCL)has received much publicity during the past few years. Unfortunately, almost none of this publicity has been good publicity, and the company is now in serious damage control mode. After reporting second quarter results that came in far below expectations, as the company heavily discounted the price of its tickets in order to get customers through the door, the company has embarked on a turnaround plan. First more »

  • Why Now Might Be a Great Time to Invest in Carnival

    By Liz Alton - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: CCL

    The news in the past 12 months hasn't been good for Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL). Most notably, the company took a major hit when one of its ships - which carried more than 4,200 passengers- was stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for days without power and with few working bathrooms. A second cruise also experienced problems while in the Caribbean. Finally, let's not forget about the sinking more »

  • Finding Opportunities Based on Enterprise Value

    By Rupert Hargreaves - June 22, 2013 | Tickers: T, ABX, CCL

    Enterprise value is a measure of a company's value. Often thought of as the theoretical takeover price, enterprise value is an alternative to straightforward market capitalization and is a, sum-of-the-parts calculation.

    Enterprise value is based on the fact that in the event of a take-over an acquirer would have to take on the company's debt but would pocket the cash. 

    To calculate enterprise value, the following calculation is more »

  • Don't Let Bad Headlines Scare You Away From This Stock

    By Ted Cooper - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    Investors seem to have cooled on Carnival Cruise Lines (NYSE: CCL) after an improbable series of catastrophic failures on its cruise ships. Although the deadly Costa Concordia incident took the greatest toll on passengers, the company's multiple breakdowns in the Gulf of Mexico likely caused a greater backlash among potential customers.

    The result of having nothing but bad news come out about the company was a weak first quarter more »

  • Sail Away From Royal Caribbean

    By Victor Lai - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE: RCL) is a $7.5 billion cruise ship operator based in the US.  It's one of the largest in the world, and offers cruises to over 400 locations across seven continents.  Earlier this year, the company experienced a stomach virus outbreak aboard one of its ships.  For its troubles, Royal Caribbean has received plenty of bad press.  Some say the negative publicity and impending more »

  • The Effect of Passenger Safety on Cruise Line Shares

    By Eileen Rojas - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    Passenger safety on cruise lines has been a hot topic lately after the occurrence of several incidents that have led to passenger deaths, emergency evacuations, and cancelled trips. The Cruise Lines International Association board has unanimously approved a passenger bill of rights that is designed to ensure the "safety, comfort, and care" of cruise guests. Reading through the list of rights, it appears the industry is putting in writing what more »

  • Is This Company A Prime Destination for Investors?

    By Ryan Guenette - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, CMCSA, NCLH, RCL, DIS

    The largest cruise company in the world, Carnival Corporation(NYSE: CCL), is trading 9.98% lower from where it started in 2013, a rarity in this bull market.  

    The company operates about 100 cruise ships and tour companies in Alaska and Canada. Based on market capitalization, Carnival is valued at $26.73 billion, and the stock carries a price to book ratio of 1.13. Currently, the company carries a more »

  • Will You Sail Away With These Companies?

    By John McKenna - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, RCL, DIS

    After what felt like the longest winter ever, summer is just around the corner. For many, this means a chance to travel to exotic locations, spend time with the family, and enjoy the sunshine. For some people, this will involve cruise ships, which have become increasingly popular over the last decade thanks to huge investments from cruise giants Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL), Carnival (NYSE: CCL), and even Disney (NYSE: DISmore »)

  • An Industry On Sale!

    By Matthew Frankel - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    It seems that every time I watch the news I hear about another mishap involving the cruise industry – engine failures, fires, and more leaving passengers stuck in port, not to mention the incident aboard the Carnival Triumph, which is now infamously known as “the cruise from hell.” As a result of this, there has been a growing sense of pessimism in the markets, and cruise ship stocks have dropped considerably more »

  • This Cruise Stock Is Still Afloat and Might Get Better

    By Ben Popkin - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL) might have experienced trouble on the high seas last week, but that has not stopped the leisure company from announcing its plans to construct a third quantum ship. This new mega-ship will have more high-priced state rooms and some of the best energy efficiency in the open ocean. But should Royal Caribbean plan such large investments on the heels of its recent misfortune?

    Fire on the more »

  • Insiders Are Cruising on Carnival

    By Anh HOANG - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    So far in 2013, Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL) has experienced a downturn on the market. Its share price dropped from $39 per share at the end of January to around $33 per share at the time of writing. Interestingly, one of its directors, Randall Weisenburger, seems to be bullish, accumulating 40,000 Carnival shares at around $33 per share, with the total transaction value of more than $1.3 million more »

  • Disney Manages to do it Once Again

    By Marcus Vilkas - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, CMCSA, EA, DIS

    For years I believed there is a component of expected unpredictability to Disney (NYSE: DIS),and that emerged again this quarter. Such as countless consumer-oriented stocks, Disney continues to be on a complete tear - more than doubling the overall performance of the S&P 500 within the last year. While I would not be worried about that if I were a long-term investor of Disney, valuation is making it look more »

  • Consider Floating in the Cruise Industry's Troubled Waters

    By Bob Chandler - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    Carnival (NYSE: CCL) has again given investors in the cruise industry something to worry about. The company recently reported that 2013 earnings expectations will have to be reduced to $1.45-$1.65 per share, down sharply from earlier guidance of $1.80-$2.10, due to a drop in pricing and a higher than expected number of voyage cancellations.

    This latest piece of bad news seems to have derailed more »

  • Cruise Through 2013 With These 3 Tourism Stocks

    By Ryan Gilbert - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    The U.S. economy is showing signs of recovery to pre-recession levels, and personal disposable income has skyrocketed since late 2009. Given this, we may be poised for a boom in the tourism industry soon. That's why I’m analyzing the 3 top publicly traded cruise liners to see if any are investment worthy as the summer doldrums approach.

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  • Ignore the Noise and Cruise Ahead With This Stock

    By Mark Lin - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    The most profitable investment opportunities are often found in stocks affected by negative industry news. Norwegian Cruise Lines (NASDAQ: NCLH), the third-largest cruise company globally, belongs in this category. The relatively young age of its fleet and its ability to leverage strategic relationships with casino partners drive Norwegian Cruise Lines’ industry leading ROAs. Norwegian Cruise Lines is an attractive investment candidate with the lowest PEG ratio in its peer group more »

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