The shares of Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) has been pegged with a rating of Buy by Goldman in its latest research note that was published on March 13th, 2019. The research company has also assigned a $65 price target. Goldman wasnâ€™t the only research firm that published a report of Carnival Corporation, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Macquarie advised investors in its research note published on January 25th, 2019, to Outperform the CCL stock. The stock had earned Accumulate rating from Standpoint Research when it published its report on December 26th, 2018. The stock was given Buy rating by Cleveland Research in its report released on December 17th, 2018. BofA/Merrill was of a view that CCL is Buy in its latest report on September 26th, 2018 while giving it a price target of $78. Argus thinks that CCL is worth Hold rating. This was contained in the firmâ€™s report on July 6th, 2018.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 6 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 10 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $63.67. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 17.38% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stockâ€™s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 48.30.
The shares of the company added by 2.10% during the trading session on Friday, reaching a low of $52.88 while ending the day at $53.57. During the trading session, a total of 3.38 million shares were traded which represents a 16.13% incline from the average session volume which is 4.03M shares. CCL had ended its last session trading at 52.47. Carnival Corporation currently has a market cap of $36.85B, while its P/E ratio stands at 12.05, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 1.95, with a beta of 1.22. Carnival Corporation debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.42, while its quick ratio hovers at 0.20. CCL 52-week low price stands at $45.64 while its 52-week high price is $67.69.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.49 earnings per share which is above the $0.44 predicted by most analysts. The Carnival Corporation generated $4,673.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $4,309.63 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.70 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firmâ€™s revenue was down by -42.86%. Carnival Corporation has the potential to record 4.45 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at Loop Capital published a research note on March 19th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) is now rated as Hold. Macquarie also rated UNP as Upgrade on January 25th, 2019, with its price target of $47 suggesting that UNP could surge by 3.79% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $166.67/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 1.70% to reach $176.17/share. It started the day trading at $169.64 and traded between $167.00 and $169.50 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that UNPâ€™s 50-day SMA is 166.09 while its 200-day SMA stands at 153.71. The stock has a high of $172.44 for the year while the low is $126.37. The companyâ€™s P/E ratio currently sits at 21.39, while the P/B ratio is 6.05. At the moment, only of Union Pacific Corporation shares were sold short. The companyâ€™s average trading volume currently stands at 3.94M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 3.05 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 0.46%. Looking further, the stock has raised 10.63% over the past 90 days while it gained 9.74% over the last six months.
The change in the stockâ€™s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more UNP shares, increasing its portfolio by +1.98% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 1,168,895 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 60,056,376 shares of UNP, with a total valuation of $10,041,426,067. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile bought more UNP shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $5,444,794,432 worth of shares. SSgA Funds Management Inc followed the path by decreasing its UNP portfolio by -1.99% in the quarter. This means that SSgA Funds Management Inc sold -610,560 shares in the last quarter and now controls 30,066,423 shares of the UNP stock, with the valuation hitting $5,027,105,926.
Similarly, Massachusetts Financial Services decreased its Union Pacific Corporation shares by -2.27% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -266,420 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 11,474,894 shares of Union Pacific Corporation which are valued at $1,918,602,277. In the same vein, Fidelity Management Research Co decreased its Union Pacific Corporation shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold -1,527,073 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 10,672,475 shares and is now valued at $1,784,437,820. Following these latest developments, around 0.10% of Union Pacific Corporation stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.