Carnival PLC (cuk) To Go Ex-Dividend on November 22nd
Carnival PLC (NYSE:cuk) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 21st. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 25th will be given a dividend of 0.35 per share on Friday, December 16th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 22nd.
Carnival PLC (NYSE:CUK) opened at 51.16 on Monday. Carnival PLC has a 12-month low of $42.45 and a 12-month high of $58.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $37.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.91 and a beta of 0.60. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $47.97 and its 200 day moving average is $48.17.
Carnival PLC (NYSE:CUK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, September 26th. The company reported $1.92 EPS for the quarter. Carnival PLC had a net margin of 15.10% and a return on equity of 10.76%. Equities analysts predict that Carnival PLC will post $3.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, CFO David Bernstein sold 4,030 shares of Carnival PLC stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 49.18 ($0.61), for a total value of £1,981.95 ($2,476.20). Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 47,045 shares in the company, valued at £23,136.73 ($28,906.46). The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Arnold W. Donald sold 91,813 shares of Carnival PLC stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 46.67 ($0.58), for a total transaction of £42,849.13 ($53,534.64). The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.01% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in CUK. Allianz Asset Management AG raised its stake in shares of Carnival PLC by 282.3% in the second quarter. Allianz Asset Management AG now owns 170,007 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,615,000 after buying an additional 125,534 shares during the period. Marshall Wace LLP raised its stake in shares of Carnival PLC by 513.4% in the second quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 84,502 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,785,000 after buying an additional 70,725 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Carnival PLC during the second quarter valued at about $1,500,000. Fiera Capital Corp bought a new stake in shares of Carnival PLC during the second quarter valued at about $867,000. Finally, Raymond James & Associates raised its stake in shares of Carnival PLC by 102.7% in the second quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 30,361 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,360,000 after buying an additional 15,381 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 2.71% of the company’s stock.
About Carnival PLC
Carnival plc is a leisure travel company. The Company’s segments include North America, and Europe, and Australia & Asia (EAA). Its North America segment includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises (Princess), Holland America Line and Seabourn. Its EAA segment includes Costa Cruises (Costa), AIDA Cruises (AIDA), P&O Cruises (United Kingdom), P&O Cruises (Australia) and Cunard.
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