In the latest trading session, Carnival (CCL) closed at $13.76, marking a -1.92% move from the previous day. This change lagged the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.3%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 0.8%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 0.64%.
Heading into today, shares of the cruise operator had lost 8.36% over the past month, lagging the Consumer Discretionary sector's gain of 0.66% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.25% in that time.
CCL will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect CCL to post earnings of -$1.97 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 417.74%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $150.50 million, down 96.85% from the prior-year quarter.
For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of -$7.39 per share and revenue of $5.67 billion, which would represent changes of -267.95% and -72.79%, respectively, from the prior year.
Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for CCL. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.
Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.
Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 0.65% higher. CCL is currently a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
The Leisure and Recreation Services industry is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 236, putting it in the bottom 7% of all 250+ industries.
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