Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CUK) by 22.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 39,649 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 7,190 shares during the quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Carnival Corporation were worth $2,557,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of CUK. UBS Group AG grew its position in Carnival Corporation by 4.7% during the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 12,267 shares of the company’s stock worth $710,000 after buying an additional 552 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley boosted its holdings in shares of Carnival Corporation by 69.7% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 56,653 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,280,000 after purchasing an additional 23,276 shares in the last quarter. Credit Suisse AG purchased a new position in shares of Carnival Corporation in the 1st quarter worth about $270,000. Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new position in shares of Carnival Corporation in the 2nd quarter worth about $2,727,000. Finally, US Bancorp DE boosted its holdings in shares of Carnival Corporation by 15.7% in the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 18,540 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,226,000 after purchasing an additional 2,511 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 3.33% of the company’s stock.

Carnival Corporation (NYSE CUK) opened at $66.50 on Friday. Carnival Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $49.44 and a fifty-two week high of $70.56. The company has a quick ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 0.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. The stock has a market capitalization of $14,195.62, a PE ratio of 17.23 and a beta of 0.71.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be issued a $0.45 dividend. This is a boost from Carnival Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.40. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.71%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. Carnival Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 43.72%.

In other news, CEO Arnold W. Donald sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.43, for a total value of $327,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 115,572 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,561,875.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 0.04% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Carnival Corporation Company Profile

Carnival plc is a leisure travel company. The Company’s segments include North America, and Europe, Australia & Asia (EAA). Its North America segment includes Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises (Princess), Holland America Line and Seabourn. Its EAA segment includes Costa Cruises (Costa), AIDA Cruises (AIDA), P&O Cruises (the United Kingdom), P&O Cruises (Australia) and Cunard.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CUK)

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