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How to buy Carnival Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Carnival Corporation stock.

Carnival Corporation (CCL) is a leading travel services business based in the US. It opened the day at $8.45 after a previous close of $9.16. During the day the price has varied from a low of $7.01 to a high of $8.50. The latest price was $7.03 (25 minute delay). Carnival Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 40,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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How has coronavirus impacted Carnival Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Carnival Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last close price was $7.03, which is 83.14% down on its pre-crash value of $41.69 and 12.38% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $7.90.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Carnival Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $280.68 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $164.43.

Carnival Corporation stock price (NYSE: CCL)

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Carnival Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-30.
Previous close$9.16
Change $-2.13
Change % -23.2533%
Volume 231,763,847
Information last updated 2022-09-27.
52-week range$8.10 - $26.57
50-day moving average $9.90
200-day moving average $15.31
Wall St. target price$30.96
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-8.31

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Is it a good time to buy Carnival Corporation stock?

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Carnival Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $7.03 from 2022-09-30

1 week (2022-09-26) -21.01%
1 month (2022-09-02) -24.97%
3 months (2022-07-01) -20.29%
6 months (2022-04-01) -64.94%
1 year (2021-10-01) -73.05%
2 years (2020-10-02) -53.63%
3 years (2019-10-03) 41
5 years (2017-10-03) 64.1

Is Carnival Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Carnival Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Carnival Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Carnival Corporation's PEG ratio

Carnival Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.41. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Carnival Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Carnival Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $5.9 billion
Gross profit TTM $-809,000,000
Return on assets TTM -7.12%
Return on equity TTM -70.26%
Profit margin -156.77%
Book value $7.24
Market capitalisation $11.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Carnival Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Carnival Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Carnival Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.72

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Carnival Corporation's overall score of 29.72 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 33rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Carnival Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Carnival Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 15.93/100

Carnival Corporation's environmental score of 15.93 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Carnival Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Carnival Corporation's social score

Social score: 16/100

Carnival Corporation's social score of 16 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Carnival Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Carnival Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 8.29/100

Carnival Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Carnival Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Carnival Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Carnival Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Carnival Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Carnival Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.72
Total ESG percentile 33.28
Environmental score 15.93
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 16
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 8.29
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 3

Carnival Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Carnival Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Carnival Corporation's shares ever split?

Carnival Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 June 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Carnival Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Carnival Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Carnival Corporation's share price.

Carnival Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Carnival Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.1 up to $26.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CCL.US volatility(beta: 2.04)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Carnival Corporation's is 2.0364. This would suggest that Carnival Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Carnival Corporation overview

Carnival Corporation & plc operates as a leisure travel company. Its ships visit approximately 700 ports under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), Seabourn, Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK), and Cunard brand names. The company also provides port destinations and other services, as well as owns and owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents, tour operators, vacation planners, and websites. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and internationally. It operates 87 ships with 223,000 lower berths. Carnival Corporation & plc was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Carnival Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.037% of Carnival Corporation shares are held by insiders and 46.681% by institutions.
How many people work for Carnival Corporation?
Latest data suggests 40,000 work at Carnival Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Carnival Corporation?
Carnival Corporation's fiscal year ends in November.
Where is Carnival Corporation based?
Carnival Corporation's address is: Carnival Place, Miami, FL, United States, 33178-2428
What is Carnival Corporation's ISIN number?
Carnival Corporation's international securities identification number is: PA1436583006
What is Carnival Corporation's CUSIP number?
Carnival Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 143658102

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