Press coverage about Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Norwegian Cruise Line earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0970418374149 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) Jumps: Stock Rises 5.2% (finance.yahoo.com)
- Norwegian Cruise Line rings NYSE opening bell (travelweekly.com)
- Norwegian Cruise Line CEO: I'm very bullish on the cruise… (finance.yahoo.com)
- Norwegian Cruise Line Abandons NASDAQ Ship for NYSE (finance.yahoo.com)
- Investors Buy High Volume of Norwegian Cruise Line Call Options (NCLH) (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Norwegian Cruise Line from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Tigress Financial reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line in a report on Monday, November 27th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line from $58.00 to $62.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Macquarie lowered shares of Norwegian Cruise Line from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $63.00.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) traded up $1.69 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $57.85. 2,057,632 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,720,000. Norwegian Cruise Line has a one year low of $44.20 and a one year high of $61.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 0.31 and a current ratio of 0.34. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,220.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.56 and a beta of 1.09.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.86 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.82 by $0.04. Norwegian Cruise Line had a net margin of 13.91% and a return on equity of 16.97%. The company had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.64 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.62 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Norwegian Cruise Line will post 3.66 EPS for the current year.
In other Norwegian Cruise Line news, CEO Jason Montague sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.08, for a total value of $826,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Apollo Management Holdings Gp, sold 5,000,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.11, for a total transaction of $270,550,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.98% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) is a global cruise company. The Company operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The Company had 25 ships with approximately 50,400 Berths, as of May 1, 2017. The Company’s brands offer itineraries to various destinations around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa, Canada, Bermuda, Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii.
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