Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) Analysts See $1.20 EPS

December 27, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) Analysts See $1.20 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 39 investors sold Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. shares while 168 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 175 raised stakes. 153.19 million shares or 1.72% more from 150.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Kentucky Retirement Fund holds 0.09% or 4,436 shares. 302,954 were accumulated by New York State Teachers Retirement Systems. Nationwide Fund Advsrs accumulated 0.18% or 389,248 shares. Capital Guardian stated it has 0.24% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Calamos Advisors holds 0.04% or 38,594 shares in its portfolio. Envestnet Asset Management stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Hall Laurie J Trustee has invested 0.05% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Fifth Third Commercial Bank has 81,361 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Disciplined Growth Investors Mn holds 2.64% or 1.06 million shares. The Massachusetts-based Btim has invested 0% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Lazard Asset Ltd Liability holds 0.06% or 234,301 shares. Growth Ltd Partnership, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 610,000 shares. Pggm Invs invested in 0.17% or 288,965 shares. Ls Investment Advsrs Lc has invested 0.03% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0.07% or 231,917 shares in its portfolio.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $53.70 million activity. Goldstein Adam M also sold $14.19 million worth of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) on Wednesday, August 2. The insider Kulovaara Harri U sold 7,580 shares worth $906,644. $2.05M worth of stock was sold by Pimentel Lawrence R on Friday, August 4. Shares for $1.81 million were sold by Bayley Michael W on Thursday, December 14. Shares for $561,827 were sold by REITAN BERNT on Wednesday, August 2.

Analysts expect Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) to report $1.20 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 2.44 % from last quarter’s $1.23 EPS. RCL’s profit would be $256.90 million giving it 25.04 P/E if the $1.20 EPS is correct. After having $3.49 EPS previously, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s analysts see -65.62 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.73% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $120.18. About 638,346 shares traded. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has risen 38.22% since December 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.52% the S&P500.

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. Deutsche Bank initiated Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) rating on Thursday, September 29. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $81 target. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 27 by Pareto Securities. The rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research on Thursday, November 30 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wolfe Research given on Wednesday, November 18. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Wednesday, August 2. As per Thursday, July 20, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. The firm has “Positive” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Susquehanna. Berenberg downgraded Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) on Tuesday, November 14 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 26 by JP Morgan. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) rating on Wednesday, October 11. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $134.0 target.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company. The company has market cap of $25.73 billion. The firm operates cruises under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara Club Cruises brand names. It has a 16.24 P/E ratio. The Royal Caribbean International brand provides a range of itineraries ranging from 2 to 24 nights with options for onboard dining, entertainment, and other onboard activities to various destinations.

More news for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 20 …” on December 19, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) Shares Cross 2% Yield Mark” and published on December 26, 2017 is yet another important article.

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