How to buy Carnival shares | 05 March price 1531p

How to buy Carnival shares | 1531p

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Carnival Corporation & plc (CCL) is a leading leisure business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1694.5p after a previous close of 1731.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1525p to a high of 1707.2712p. The latest price was 1531p (25 minute delay). Carnival is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 70,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Carnival

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CCL in this case.
  5. Research Carnival shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Carnival shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Carnival share price

Use our graph to track the performance of CCL stocks over time.

Carnival shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-05.
Open1694.5p
High1707.2712p
Low1525p
Close1531p
Previous close1731.5p
Change -200.5p
Change % -11.5796%
Volume 3,069,459
Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week range581p - 2333.872p
50-day moving average 1313.6576p
200-day moving average 1174.0765p
Wall St. target price68.94p
PE ratio 4.8307
Dividend yield 0.5p (0.03%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 272.2p
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Fees for buying 20x Carnival shares with popular platforms

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£309.15 total
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£307.99 total
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£318.15 total
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£314.19 total
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£318.70 total
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Is it a good time to buy Carnival stock?

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Carnival price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1531p

1 week (2021-02-26) -2.82%
1 month (2021-02-08) 11.83%
3 months (2020-12-07) 2.68%
6 months (2020-09-07) 37.49%
1 year (2020-03-06) -22.74%
2 years (2019-03-07) -62.59%
3 years (2018-03-07) -67.08%
5 years (2016-03-07) -55.23%

Is Carnival under- or over-valued?

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

Carnival's P/E ratio

Carnival's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Carnival shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

However, Carnival's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the leisure industry or those of similar companies.

Carnival's PEG ratio

Carnival's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8466. 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's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Carnival's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Carnival's EBITDA

Carnival's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £2.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Carnival's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put Carnival's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Carnival financials

Revenue TTM £5.6 billion
Gross profit TTM £834 million
Return on assets TTM -6.23%
Return on equity TTM -44.58%
Profit margin -182.98%
Book value 18.91p
Market capitalisation £18.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Carnival'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.

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

Carnival's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 25.72

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Carnival's overall score of 25.72 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 29th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Carnival 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Carnival's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Carnival's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.93/100

Carnival's environmental score of 11.93 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Carnival is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Carnival's social score

Social score: 12/100

Carnival's social score of 12 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Carnival is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Carnival's governance score

Governance score: 4.29/100

Carnival's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Carnival is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Carnival's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

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

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 25.72
Total ESG percentile 29.28
Environmental score 11.93
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 12
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 4.29
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 3

Carnival share dividends

We're not expecting Carnival to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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Have Carnival's shares ever split?

Carnival's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 22 April 2003. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Carnival shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Carnival shares which in turn could have impacted Carnival's share price.

Carnival share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Carnival's shares have ranged in value from as little as 581p up to 2333.872p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CCL.LSE volatility(beta: 2.32)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Carnival's is 2.318. This would suggest that Carnival's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

To put Carnival's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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Carnival 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 operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. 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. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

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