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    Consumer

    Does Norwegian Cruise Have Enough Cash to Survive?

    Norwegian Cruise Line stock fell 2.8% in the pre-market trading session today at 8:40 AM ET. The CDC extended a no sail order through September.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Carnival Stock Rose 7% amid Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hopes

    Carnival (NYSE:CCL) stock rose by nearly 7% in extended trading on Tuesday. The stock rose due to Moderna’s promising coronavirus vaccine news.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Why Carnival Stock Is a Compelling Investment Case

    Investors might want to consider Carnival stock. The world’s largest cruise operator will likely overcome the headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    S&P Cut Carnival to ‘Junk,’ More Downside Ahead?

    Carnival (NYSE:CCL) stock fell 5.3% in today’s pre-market trading session at 4:44 AM ET. The stock fell after S&P cut the company’s credit rating to “junk” status.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    What Should You Do with Carnival Stock Right Now?

    Carnival stock rose 2.4% in today’s pre-market trading session at 5:52 AM ET. The company will suspend its cruises in North America until September 30.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Carnival’s Preliminary Q2 Results: Good and Bad

    Carnival stock fell around 8.2% in today’s trading session at 8:11 AM ET. The company released its preliminary results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Before You Buy Norwegian Cruise Stock, Read This

    On Wednesday, Norwegian Cruise stock fell 8.4% and closed at $19.20. The company extended the suspension of global voyages until September 30.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Why Is Norwegian Cruise Stock Falling Today?

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) stock fell in the pre-market trading session today. The shares fell 10% in today’s trading session at 7:47 AM ET.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Why Is a J.P. Morgan Analyst Bullish about Carnival Stock?

    Carnival (NYSE:CCL) stock gained in today’s pre-market trading session. The stock rose over 13% in today’s trading session at 7:54 AM ET.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Buy Norwegian Cruise Stock before Vacationing Restarts

    On Monday, Norwegian Cruise stock rose 19.8% and closed at $26.86. The shares rose after a higher-than-expected jobs report on June 5.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Why Carnival Stock Might Be a Smart Long-Term Buy

    Today at 7:32 AM ET, Carnival (NYSE:CCL) stock rose 3% to $17.27 in the pre-market session. There’s more optimism about coronavirus vaccines and treatments.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Can You Still Get a Piece of Norwegian Cruise Line Stock?

    Today at 6:22 AM ET, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) stock rose 12% to $17.90 in the pre-market session. What can investors expect?

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Buy Carnival Stock before It Makes Another Big Move

    Today at 6:32 AM ET, Carnival (NYSE:CCL) stock rose 11% to $16.00 in the pre-market session. The company has been benefiting from positive developments.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Is Carnival Stock Worth Your Attention Right Now?

    Carnival stock rose 15.2% on Monday and closed at $14.72 with a market cap of $10.7 billion. The stock price rose due to hope about a COVID-19 vaccine.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    S&P 500’s Top Gainers: W.W. Grainger Rose on July 18

    W.W. Grainger, which provides industrial supplies and equipment, was the S&P 500’s top gainer on July 18.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    S&P 500’s Top Losses: Carnival Fell Due to Weak Guidance

    Carnival (CCL), which is a US-based cruise company and the world’s largest travel leisure company, was the S&P 500’s top loss on June 25.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top Losses: Cruise Operators Fell on June 5?

    Carnival, which is a US-based cruise company and the world’s largest travel leisure company, was the S&P 500’s top loss on June 5.

    By Val Kensington
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    Basic Materials

    Our 10, Make That 11, Stocks to Buy Scorecard

    Our belief is that you have to be a stock picker today. The Nasdaq (QQQ) is up 8% this year and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) is down 1%.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    5 Summertime Stocks with 20-30% Upside Potential

    So what to do? Tough to just sled along passively. So we found five new stocks to watch.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Real Insights

    Carnival: Strong Brands Help Develop Market Niche

    Carnival is among the most profitable and financially strong leisure travel companies in the world. It provides leisure travel to all major cruise destinations across the globe.

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund Has Had a Rough 2016

    TRBCX has had quite a poor run in 2016 so far. The fund places in the bottom three in the YTD period among the 12 funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why 2016 Has Not Been Kind to the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund

    The T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund’s has fallen by 2.2% in 2016. This places it among the bottom three funds in the pack of 12 funds in our review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    What You Should Know about the Janus Fund

    The Janus Fund – Class A (JDGAX) was founded in February 1970 and has an expense ratio of 0.98%. There is a minimum of $2,500 to invest in this fund via Class A shares, but there is no minimum subsequent investment.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Why Is Carnival’s Valuation Low Compared to Its Peers?

    Carnival has a low valuation compared to its peers. Analysts are expecting the lowest EBITDA growth for CCL—related to peers RCL and NCLH—in the next four quarters.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Carnival Corp: Analysts Continue to Remain Optimistic

    Following Carnival’s (CCL) 4Q15 earnings release, analysts’ consensus estimates remained almost flat. Also, earnings estimates rose by 0.62% for 1Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Carnival Sees China as Its Biggest Potential Area of Expansion

    Carnival identified China as its biggest potential area of expansion. It announced that Carnival Cruise Line will enter the Chinese market in 2017.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Carnival Corporation Perform on Key Metrics?

    Carnival’s (CCL) competitors include Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. CCL forms 3.9% of the WBI Large Cap Tactical Value Shares (WBIF).

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Carnival’s Profits Rise despite a Fall in Revenue?

    Carnival Corporation’s 4Q15 financial report came better than most had expected. Despite a fall in revenue, CCL saw a strong surge in its earnings.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Caused Carnival Corporation’s Revenue to Fall?

    Carnival Corporation (CCL) saw a marginal fall in its top line numbers. The revenues for 4Q15 fell by about 2.5% year-over-year to reach $3.71 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Carnival Corporation’s Stock Price Move Higher?

    The stocks of Carnival Corporation (CCL) traded higher when the company released earnings that were better than expected on Friday, December 18, 2015.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    How Is Carnival Valued Compared to Its Peers?

    Currently, CCL’s forward EV/EBITDA ratio stands at 10.4x. CCL enjoyed its highest valuation of 63x during September 2006. It reached its lows of ~5x in November 2008.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Carnival Stock Performed Compared to Peers?

    In the last three months, Carnival (CCL) has remained almost flat with a 0.42% gain.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Carnival Expects Key Growth Drivers to Be Strong in 4Q15

    With both ALBD and occupancy expected to increase in 4Q15, CCL management expects earnings per share for 4Q15 to be in the range of $0.36 to $0.40.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Breaking down Royal Caribbean’s operating costs

    Costs directly related to operating a cruise ship comprise ~74% of Royal Caribbean’s (RCL) total operating costs.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Consumer

    Marketing contributes to Royal Caribbean’s growing customer base

    Royal Caribbean (RCL) offers all cruise company services, including pre- and post-hotel stay arrangements and air transportation.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Consumer

    Key metrics to measure Royal Caribbean’s revenue performance

    Now let’s look at certain key operating metrics used in the cruising industry to evaluate operational performance.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Royal Caribbean tailors brands for specific international markets

    Apart from operating the largest contemporary global brand, Royal Caribbean offers five additional brands targeting specific markets.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Royal Caribbean operates the world’s largest contemporary cruise brand

    Royal Caribbean International is a global brand offered by Royal Caribbean (RCL). It’s one of the world’s three largest contemporary brands.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A closer look at Royal Caribbean’s revenue sources and growth

    Royal Caribbean (RCL) derives revenue from two sources: passenger ticket revenue and onboard and other revenue.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Royal Caribbean: Only cruise line to consistently beat the S&P 500

    Royal Caribbean’s (RCL) share price shot up considerably in 2014. RCL was the only company among the three major cruise operators to outperform the S&P 500 index throughout the year.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Royal Caribbean’s leverage versus its competitors’

    The cruise industry is getting more and more capital-intensive as newer, more expensive ships are introduced with better amenities.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Royal Caribbean expands and gains from under-penetrated markets

    Cruises still have a small share of the total tourism industry compared to land-based vacation alternatives. The global cruise industry had only 240,000 cabins in 2013.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing the major cruise lines’ operating and net margins

    Among the three major competitors in the cruise industry, Royal Caribbean (RCL) had the highest operating margin in 2013.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key drivers of Royal Caribbean’s operating profitability

    Royal Caribbean’s (RCL) margin in 2013 was driven more by an increase in yield and occupancy rather than a decrease in costs.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Overview: Royal Caribbean Cruises, the 2nd largest cruise operator

    Royal Caribbean Cruises, founded in 1968 and headquartered in Miami, Florida, is the world’s second largest cruise company.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Carnival stays competitive with strong financial position

    Carnival has a stronger financial position than its peers. It maintained a very low debt-to-capital ratio of 28% in 2013 and just 27% in 2014.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A key overview of Carnival’s costs and profitability

    Carnival’s operating profit increased to $1,792 million in 2014, from $1,352 million in 2013. Its operating margin increased to 11.3%, from 8.7% in 2013.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key drivers of Carnival’s revenue growth

    The growth of demand was the key driver of Carnival Corporation’s revenue growth in 2014. The number of passengers increased by 5% in 2014.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Carnival Corporation’s four distinct North American cruise brands

    Carnival operates four cruise brands in the North American market. One is a contemporary brand, one is a luxury brand, and two are premium cruises.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Carnival’s contemporary, premium, and luxury cruises

    Cruise categories Cruise liners have been successfully providing a wide range of products and services at various price points to suit preferences of passengers from different age groups. Service levels and pricing differ by brand, category of the ship, cabins, season, duration, and itinerary. We can categorize cruise brands into these three categories: contemporary, premium, […]

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Two segments make up 98% of Carnival Corporation’s revenue

    Two of Carnival Corporation’s (CCL) operating segments comprise almost 98% of the company’s revenue. Carnival also reports a Cruise Support segment and a Tour segment.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    North America and Europe: Carnival’s most lucrative markets

    Carnival serves the most popular cruise destinations of the world, including the Caribbean, Alaska, and fast-growing destinations in Europe and Australasia.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What are Carnival Corporation’s revenue sources?

    Carnival Corporation (CCL) derives revenue from the following three sources: passenger tickets, onboard or other activities, and tours.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Carnival boasts largest market share of cruise passengers

    The number of Carnival’s cruise passengers has increased at a six-year CAGR of 4.6%. It has the largest market share of cruise passengers at ~47%.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A key overview of Carnival, the world’s largest cruise company

    Carnival Corporation (CCL), the largest cruise company in the world, operates 101 cruise ships and has a global market share of ~47%.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Financials

    Why pricing is competitive for certain senior loans transactions

    $5.8 billion worth of senior loans across ten transactions were allocated in the U.S. leveraged loans market last week.

    By Phalguni Soni
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