Carnival Corporation (CCL): What’s the Story?

Carnival Corporation (CCL) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Resorts & Casinos. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $65.18, up from yesterday’s close by 0.56%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Carnival Corporation (CCL) currently trades with a market capitalization of $46.71 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 11.63 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $2.35 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.6 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.19% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Carnival Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $72.70. It is now trading 7.52% off that level. The stock is trading $65.10 its 50-day moving average by -0.080000000000013%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $59.68.

In recent action, Carnival Corporation (CCL) has made a move of +1.57% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 15.83, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 3.32% with $441.32 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of CCL.

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