In the latest trading session, Carnival (CCL) closed at $26.31, marking a -1.64% move from the previous day. This change lagged the S&P 500's 2.38% gain on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 1.95%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 3.01%.
Heading into today, shares of the cruise operator had gained 35.51% over the past month, outpacing the Consumer Discretionary sector's gain of 4.99% and the S&P 500's loss of 0.91% in that time.
CCL will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. On that day, CCL is projected to report earnings of -$1.55 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 804.55%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $163.12 million, down 96.59% from the year-ago period.
For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of -$4.16 per share and revenue of $6.32 billion, which would represent changes of +44.31% and +12.97%, respectively, from the prior year.
Any recent changes to analyst estimates for CCL should also be noted by investors. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.
Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.
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 2.09% lower. CCL is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
The Leisure and Recreation Services industry is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 181, putting it in the bottom 30% of all 250+ industries.
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