Royal Caribbean

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • I Like Cruises but not Cruise Stocks

    By Masam Abbas - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    Most people with deep pockets and not prone to seasickness would like to go on a cruise. However, people with deep pockets haven’t shown much interest in cruise stocks. Perhaps this is the norm in an uncertain economic environment where people tend to spend only on their needs.

    In addition to lower luxury spending in the US, the cruise vacation industry faces several challenges. Firstly, cruise companies have had more »

  • Hedge Fund Platinum Partners’ Favorite Stocks Might Surprise You

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: ECTE, INTC, NAVB, RCL, VRNT

    Platinum Management is the hedge fund run by Mark Nordlicht, and it's part of the $1 billion Platinum Partners fund. Platinum Management manages a rather small, $67 million equity portfolio, but it’s still worth tracking Nordlicht's top picks. Our research has shown that the smart money’s best stock holdings can generate double-digit outperformance on a year-in-year-out basis; learn how to capitalize on this phenomenon.

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  • An Opportune Time to Buy the World's Biggest Cruise Operator

    By Ted Cooper - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    Carnival Cruise Lines (NYSE: CCL) has endured a flurry of bad publicity amid the horrific Costa Concordia disaster as well as multiple breakdowns in the Gulf of Mexico that left passengers stranded without modern plumbing.

    Although the events relate to only a small percentage of Carnival's massive fleet of ships, the public relations disaster weighed heavily on first quarter bookings -- the biggest booking quarter of the year. As a more »

  • Is Carnival Still a Buy?

    By Shas Dey - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL) is currently in the news for the wrong reasons. Costa Cruises, one of the units of Carnival,  which owned and operated the cruise liner Costa Concordia, has accepted a $1.31 million settlement in relation to the deadly accident of its ship off the coast of Italy last year. Another cruise liner, Carnival Triumph, caught fire and lost control in February 2013 leaving many people stranded more »

  • Can Discount Prices Save Carnival Cruise Lines?

    By Stephanie Faris - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: CCL, NCLH, RCL

    Just a few years ago, the buying public would have been wowed by the price. A week on one of the world's most popular cruise ships for only $38 a night! Better yet, the cruise takes passengers to the Caribbean.

    Carnival (NYSE: CCL) posted the offer on its website recently--four days in the Caribbean for only $149 per person--which breaks down to $37.25 a night. For a cruise more »

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