$1.20 EPS Expected for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)

Marco Green
January 13, 2018

There were 52 sold out positions, amounting to 2.3 million shares. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 847,741 shares in the company, valued at approximately $104,272,143. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has had 11 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 0 open market buys and 11 sells.

Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE RCL) traded down $0.09 on Wednesday, hitting $123.06. (NYSE:OSG) has declined 15.12% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 30.14% the S&P500.

Taylor Asset Management Inc decreased Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) stake by 46.88% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. $906,644 worth of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) was sold by Kulovaara Harri U. On Wednesday, August 2 Goldstein Adam M sold $14.19M worth of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) or 120,000 shares. The institutional investor held 21,650 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.57 million, down from 107,150 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Welch Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.85 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.74% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $10.86. It has outperformed by 7.81% the S&P500.

Archford Capital Strategies Llc, which manages about $349.45 million and $266.63 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr Consumer Staples (XLP) by 46,809 shares to 48,449 shares, valued at $2.62M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. The lower end of the projection is $0.91 per share, while the higher end is $1.37 per share. Of those transactions, there were 190,737 shares of RCL bought and 844,164 shares sold.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by BAYLEY MICHAEL W on 12/12/2017, and was a disposition of 10,701 shares with a final price of $124.52. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price objective on shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises from $134.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. First Comml Bank Of Hutchinson has invested 0.23% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Brandywine Global Invest Management Limited Liability Com accumulated 0.14% or 188,178 shares. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS grew its stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Hanseatic Mgmt Services Inc invested in 479 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Bk reported 923,183 shares stake. First Republic Inv owns 1,999 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Bkd Wealth Advsr Limited Com holds 0.04% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) or 3,338 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems stated it has 632,344 shares. PAISLEY CHRISTOPHER B had sold 500 shares worth $222,980 on Monday, August 7. RCL's profit will be $256.91 million for 26.13 P/E if the $1.20 EPS becomes a reality. The company's revenue was up.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Royal Caribbean Cruises will post 7.39 EPS for the current fiscal year. Royal Caribbean Cruises's payout ratio is now 32.04%. Therefore 65% are positive. American Tower Corporation had 67 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Huntington Commercial Bank has invested 0% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, November 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. Tigress Financial maintained Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) on Friday, November 17 with "Buy" rating. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of RCL in report on Thursday, October 27 to "Neutral" rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, May 31 with "Buy". Pimentel Lawrence R also sold $2.05 million worth of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) shares. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, August 15 to "Sell". Deutsche Bank initiated Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) on Thursday, September 29 with "Hold" rating.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $53.70 million activity. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. had 59 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. About 962,067 shares traded.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. Pacad Investment Limited owns 93,560 shares. Zeke Cap Advisors Lc holds 2.07% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. Alpha Cubed Invs Limited Liability Company owns 242,527 shares. 296,187 were reported by Cetera Advisor Netwr Limited Liability. Koch invested in 3,035 shares or 0.09% of the stock. 39,301 were accumulated by Boston Common Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability. 5,085 were accumulated by Lombard Odier Asset (Europe) Ltd. Fagan Associate Inc has invested 5.3% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:REIT) for 14 shares. Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. 4,400 were reported by Cleararc Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 81,235 shares.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 selling transactions for $21.94 million activity. Duff And Phelps Invest Mgmt Co has 1.14% invested in Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 35,000 shares. $1.98 million worth of stock was sold by VAN CAMP PETER on Monday, August 7. KONDO CHRIS sold $1.01 million worth of Apple Inc. The insider REITAN BERNT sold $561,827. Srouji Johny sold $1.70M worth of Apple Inc.

Among 26 analysts covering Tiffany & Co. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 40 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $95.82. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, November 13. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, December 13. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, July 25 by UBS. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Wedbush on Friday, January 27.

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