News stories about Carnival (NYSE:CUK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Carnival earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1579314784854 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Carnival (NYSE CUK) traded down $0.53 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $67.18. The stock had a trading volume of 302,855 shares, compared to its average volume of 297,495. The company has a market capitalization of $13,918.17, a P/E ratio of 17.12 and a beta of 0.70. Carnival has a 52-week low of $50.86 and a 52-week high of $70.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a quick ratio of 0.16 and a current ratio of 0.21.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 24th were issued a dividend of $0.45 per share. This is an increase from Carnival’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.40. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.68%. Carnival’s payout ratio is currently 49.18%.

In other news, CEO Arnold W. Donald sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.43, for a total transaction of $327,150.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 115,572 shares in the company, valued at $7,561,875.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Arnold W. Donald sold 90,903 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.41, for a total value of $6,127,771.23. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 100,903 shares of company stock valued at $6,782,771. Corporate insiders own 0.04% of the company’s stock.

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Carnival 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.

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