Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.48 (RCL)

Jeannie Matthews
January 13, 2018

As per Tuesday, October 4, the company rating was initiated by Macquarie Research. Strs Ohio who had been investing in Equinix Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $34.66B market cap company. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,297,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,305,162. Retirement Systems Of Alabama sold 33,201 shares as Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL)'s stock rose 11.49%. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. On Wednesday, August 2 Goldstein Adam M sold $14.19 million worth of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) or 120,000 shares. The Welch Capital Partners Llc holds 62,570 shares with $7.42M value, down from 65,570 last quarter. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd now has $27.25B valuation. The stock decreased 2.85% or $12.98 during the last trading session, reaching $443. About 535,449 shares traded. It has outperformed by 21.52% the S&P500. It also upped Martin Marietta Matls Inc (Call) (NYSE:MLM) stake by 295,000 shares and now owns 375,000 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in Q3 2017. The company reported $1.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.02. It is negative, as 39 investors sold RCL shares while 168 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 175 raised stakes. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price objective on shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises from $134.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. 9,376 were accumulated by First Natl Tru Company. Buckingham Cap Mngmt owns 2.01% invested in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) for 128,376 shares. 187,100 are held by Product Prtnrs Lc. Paloma Ptnrs accumulated 5,152 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Roystone Capital Lp has invested 0.6% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Nomura Asset Management Limited reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Omers Administration Corp invested in 0.04% or 32,700 shares. Hanseatic Mgmt Services Inc invested in 479 shares. City invested in 42 shares or 0% of the stock. Kentucky Retirement holds 0.03% of its portfolio in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) for 40,534 shares. During the same period a year ago, the firm posted $3.20 EPS. Retail Bank Of Hawaii has invested 0.03% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). A sold 3,600,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 14th. Lsv Asset Management stated it has 82,285 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. The insider now holds 77,589 shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL). Next Fincl holds 0.04% or 1,090 shares. RCL's profit would be $256.91M giving it 26.13 P/E if the $1.20 EPS is correct. After $0.80 actual EPS reported by Tiffany & Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 90.00% EPS growth.

Among 23 analysts covering Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Of those analysts, 11 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 5 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell. Therefore 70% are positive. AES Corporation had 16 analyst reports since September 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Regent Invest Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.55% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). The stock has "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Tuesday, October 27. Nasdaq.com's article titled: "Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 20 ..." and published on December 19, 2017 is yet another important article. Wedbush maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $106 target in Friday, January 27 report. On Wednesday, December 20 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with "Buy". The rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, September 29 with "Hold". After having $3.49 EPS previously, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s analysts see -65.62 % EPS growth. As per Tuesday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research.

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Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $53.70 million activity. Shares for $2.38M were sold by Fain Richard D. The insider Kulovaara Harri U sold 7,580 shares worth $906,644. On Wednesday, August 2 the insider REITAN BERNT sold $561,827. On Friday, August 4 the insider Pimentel Lawrence R sold $2.05M.

The Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $1.11 per share, according to consensus of 11 analysts.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.26 in 2017Q2.

Hightower Advisors Llc decreased Glaxosmithkline Plc (NYSE:GSK) stake by 123,827 shares to 461,731 valued at $18.75M in 2017Q3. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. Pacad Investment Limited owns 93,560 shares. Ariel Llc accumulated 813,289 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc holds 649,304 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Renaissance Group Limited has 12,116 shares. San Francisco Sentry Grp Inc (Ca) has 583 shares for 0% of their portfolio. (NASDAQ:REIT). Conning Inc invested 0.02% in Equinix, Inc. Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership has invested 0% of its portfolio in Nicholas Financial, Inc. Of those holders, 307 had increased positions amounting to 17.88 million shares, 248 had decreased positions amounting to 14.78 million shares, and 68 holders have a held position accounting for 124.92 million shares. Narwhal Capital Mgmt has 2.11% invested in Citigroup Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Strs Ohio holds 4.41M shares or 2.92% of its portfolio. Finally, ClariVest Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises in the third quarter valued at approximately $142,000. Ruggie Capital Group has 0.5% invested in Apple Inc. 4,400 were reported by Cleararc Inc. 7,388 were reported by Thompson Davis Co Inc.

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