Columbus Circle Investors Decreased Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD (RCL) Holding by $22.21 Million; Shares Rose

December 5, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.19, from 1.07 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 35 investors sold RCL shares while 160 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 150.60 million shares or 0.10% less from 150.74 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Eagle Asset Management has invested 0.4% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Martingale Asset Mgmt Lp invested in 6,927 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited owns 5,420 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Delphi Ma holds 1.27% or 21,052 shares. Da Davidson And has invested 0.01% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Earnest Prtn Limited Com has 0.14% invested in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) for 120,653 shares. Guggenheim Cap reported 281,734 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Raymond James And holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) for 56,311 shares. Pnc Grp Inc has 684,387 shares. Huntington National Bank stated it has 0% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Fjarde Ap has 24,055 shares. Btim Corporation invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Jpmorgan Chase And invested in 5.23 million shares. Schwab Charles Inv Incorporated reported 0.06% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Ahl Llp reported 0.05% stake.

Since June 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $2.23 million activity.

Donald Chiboucis decreased its stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) by 14.37% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbus Circle Investors sold 203,751 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.49% with the market. The hedge fund run by Donald Chiboucis held 1.21 million shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $132.64M, down from 1.42M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbus Circle Investors who had been investing in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.80 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $125.2. About 117,733 shares traded. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has risen 38.22% since December 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.52% the S&P500.

Columbus Circle Investors, which manages about $17.54 billion and $6.05 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Irhythm Technologies Inc by 130,825 shares to 149,823 shares, valued at $6.37M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS) by 66,713 shares in the quarter, for a total of 122,532 shares, and has risen its stake in Platform Specialty Prods Cor (NYSE:PAH).

Analysts await Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $1.19 EPS, down 3.25 % or $0.04 from last year’s $1.23 per share. RCL’s profit will be $254.77 million for 26.30 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.49 actual EPS reported by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -65.90 % negative EPS growth.

More important recent Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Royal Caribbean: Smooth Sailing” on November 22, 2017, also Prnewswire.com published article titled: “The frustration-free vacation is arriving on Royal Caribbean”, Prnewswire.com published: “Royal Caribbean Announces Pricing Of $800 Million Senior Unsecured Notes Offering” on November 20, 2017. More interesting news about Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) was released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Stock Cruises Higher on Strong Q3 Earnings” with publication date: November 07, 2017.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) Ratings Coverage

Among 23 analysts covering Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. had 59 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Thursday, September 29 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 17 by Tigress Financial. Nomura maintained Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) on Wednesday, August 2 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, November 8 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, August 5, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Bernstein given on Friday, September 9. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $13400 target in Tuesday, August 1 report. Macquarie Research downgraded Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) on Thursday, November 30 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 8 by Wedbush. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 5 by Morgan Stanley.

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