Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH) by 39.5% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 25,023 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 7,090 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings were worth $1,352,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 3.5% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 12,863,375 shares of the company’s stock worth $698,352,000 after buying an additional 431,979 shares in the last quarter. Capital International Investors raised its stake in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 10,443,697 shares of the company’s stock worth $566,988,000 after buying an additional 237,338 shares in the last quarter. Capital World Investors raised its stake in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 6.0% during the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 10,004,516 shares of the company’s stock worth $543,145,000 after buying an additional 569,196 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 2,659.1% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 7,409,748 shares of the company’s stock worth $402,275,000 after buying an additional 7,141,190 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp grew its holdings in shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,950,384 shares of the company’s stock worth $160,177,000 after acquiring an additional 35,511 shares during the period. 88.02% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on NCLH. Barclays PLC upped their price target on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from $59.00 to $64.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Buckingham Research upped their price target on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Nomura upped their price target on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from $62.00 to $69.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Wedbush set a $65.00 price target on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, November 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $64.21.

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Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) opened at $55.31 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $12,640.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.20, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.59 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a current ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 0.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has a fifty-two week low of $38.66 and a fifty-two week high of $61.48.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.86 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.82 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.64 billion. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings had a return on equity of 16.97% and a net margin of 13.91%. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.62 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. will post 3.66 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings news, major shareholder Apollo Management Holdings Gp, sold 5,000,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.11, for a total transaction of $270,550,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Jason Montague sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.08, for a total value of $826,200.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.98% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) is a global cruise company. The Company operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The Company had 25 ships with approximately 50,400 Berths, as of May 1, 2017. The Company’s brands offer itineraries to various destinations around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa, Canada, Bermuda, Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH)

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