Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. Sells 1,054 Shares of Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK)

Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. decreased its stake in shares of Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) by 1.2% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The fund owned 87,594 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,054 shares during the period. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Carnival were worth $4,219,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Lindbrook Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Carnival by 91.0% during the third quarter. Lindbrook Capital LLC now owns 697 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,000 after acquiring an additional 332 shares during the last quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc purchased a new stake in Carnival during the fourth quarter valued at $53,000. Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in Carnival during the third quarter valued at $57,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC raised its stake in Carnival by 22.3% during the third quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,113 shares of the company’s stock valued at $87,000 after purchasing an additional 385 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc purchased a new stake in Carnival during the fourth quarter valued at $93,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 6.79% of the company’s stock.

Carnival stock opened at $40.41 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $7.50 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.35 and a beta of 1.15. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $45.06 and its 200 day moving average is $43.58. The company has a quick ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 0.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38. Carnival plc has a 52-week low of $38.11 and a 52-week high of $58.31.

Carnival (NYSE:CUK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, December 20th. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $4.78 billion for the quarter. Carnival had a net margin of 14.36% and a return on equity of 12.29%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Carnival plc will post 4.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 13th. Investors of record on Friday, February 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 20th. Carnival’s payout ratio is 45.45%.

Carnival Company Profile

Carnival plc operates as a leisure travel company in North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia. It operates in four segments: North America and Australia Cruise Operations, Europe and Asia Cruise Operations, Cruise Support, and Tour and Other. The company operates cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), Seabourn, Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), and Cunard brand names.

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