UBS maintains Carnival Corporation with a Buy rating and lowers the target price to $12 from $23 on the company’s stock.
Based on the Carnival Corporation stock forecasts from 14 analysts, the average analyst target price for Carnival Corporation is USD 17.49 over the next 12 months. Carnival Corporation’s average analyst rating is Hold . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Carnival Corporation is Slightly Bullish , which is based on 10 positive signals and 5 negative signals. At the last closing, Carnival Corporation’s stock price was USD 9.33. Carnival Corporation’s stock price has changed by +7.86% over the past week, -32.29% over the past month and -61.25% over the last year.
What we like:
High market capitalization
This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.
The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.
Superior total returns
The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.
Underpriced compared to earnings
The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.
Underpriced compared to book value
The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.
Superior return on equity
The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.
Superior capital utilization
The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.
Superior return on assets
The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.
The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.
Superior Earnings Growth
This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.
What we don’t like:
Poor risk adjusted returns
This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.
Below median dividend returns
The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.
The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Negative free cash flow
The company had negative total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Low Revenue Growth
This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.
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