Digging Up the Facts on Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) 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 $105.70, up from yesterday’s close by 1.95%. 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

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) currently trades with a market capitalization of $22.58 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 0.96 % 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 $840.58 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.88 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 12.96% 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, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. recorded a 52-week high of $135.65. It is now trading 29.95% off that level. The stock is trading $109.95 its 50-day moving average by 4.25%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $101.20.

In recent action, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) has made a move of -1.33% 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 14.11, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more 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 2.29% with $168.17 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of RCL.

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