Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) CEO Arnold W. Donald sold 6,000 shares of Carnival stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.00, for a total value of $408,000.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 115,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,858,896. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Arnold W. Donald also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, October 16th, Arnold W. Donald sold 90,903 shares of Carnival stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.41, for a total value of $6,127,771.23.

Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) traded down $0.53 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $67.18. The stock had a trading volume of 302,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 297,495. Carnival plc has a 12 month low of $50.86 and a 12 month 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 has a market cap of $14,263.65, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.73 and a beta of 0.70.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 24th were paid a $0.45 dividend. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.68%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 22nd. This is a positive change from Carnival’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.40. Carnival’s payout ratio is 50.14%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CUK. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Carnival by 152.3% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 1,721 shares of the company’s stock valued at $114,000 after acquiring an additional 1,039 shares during the last quarter. Citigroup Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Carnival by 6.8% in the 2nd quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 2,174 shares of the company’s stock valued at $144,000 after acquiring an additional 139 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its stake in shares of Carnival by 291.8% in the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,672 shares of the company’s stock valued at $177,000 after acquiring an additional 1,990 shares during the last quarter. Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Carnival in the 3rd quarter valued at about $206,000. Finally, Fiera Capital Corp bought a new stake in shares of Carnival in the 2nd quarter valued at about $220,000. 3.78% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About Carnival

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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