Time to Buy Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) After Today's Big Increase?

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City Holding Company bought 3,101 shares as the company's stock declined 15.88% while stock markets rallied. Scholes now expects that the company will post earnings of $0.96 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $1.37. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company Llc who had been investing in Visteon Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.70 billion market cap company. About 4.28 million shares traded. Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) has risen 26.79% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 237.58% the S&P500. The stock of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has "Positive" rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Susquehanna. On the stock's most recent trading day, the company's shares ended the regular session at $124.47, which is 8.24% lower than its 52-week high. The hedge fund run by Julian Robertson held 265,910 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $31.52 million, up from 202,210 at the end of the previous reported quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises during the 3rd quarter worth about $142,000. The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $60.66. The company had revenue of $2 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.97 billion.

In other news, CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo sold 7,404 shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. It has outperformed by 21.52% the S&P500. It also increased its holding in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) by 3,479 shares in the quarter, for a total of 30,406 shares, and has risen its stake in Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY).

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $13.54 million activity. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 70,895 shares of company stock valued at $8,982,161. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 807,741 shares in the company, valued at $103,471,622.10.

Among 23 analysts covering Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Therefore 78% are positive. The Macerich Company had 59 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated an "outperform" rating and issued a $135.00 price target (up from $128.00) on shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises in a research note on Monday, November 6th. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy" on Monday, October 2. The stock of Visteon Corporation (NASDAQ:VC) earned "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 19. The market capitalization of the company is $26.36 Billion. Nomura maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, August 2 report. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Friday, August 5 with "Buy". Leerink Swann upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, November 15 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of DLPH in report on Tuesday, July 25 with "Buy" rating. Deutsche Bank upped their price objective on Royal Caribbean Cruises from $114.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. $28,815 worth of Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) was sold by Thompson Marcy J on Monday, October 2.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.74 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.22, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. 89 funds opened positions while 397 raised stakes. Bnp Paribas Asset Management, France-based fund reported 42,589 shares. Nordea Inv Mngmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) for 113,983 shares. ARP Americas LP now owns 5,554 shares of the company's stock valued at $662,000 after acquiring an additional 1,854 shares in the last quarter. Cibc Asset Mgmt Inc holds 0% or 1,813 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And reported 4.63 million shares. Qs Investors Llc accumulated 0.06% or 63,104 shares. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.15 and a current ratio of 0.18. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney And Strauss Ltd Liability accumulated 2.65M shares. Gateway Advisers Limited Liability Com stated it has 182,220 shares. Huntington State Bank accumulated 153,006 shares. Northern Trust Corp holds 0.01% or 215,096 shares in its portfolio. James Invest Research stated it has 0.01% in Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON). William Blair also issued estimates for Royal Caribbean Cruises' Q4 2017 earnings at $1.23 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $1.27 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $1.64 EPS. Its down 0.01, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 19 investors sold MAC shares while 114 reduced holdings.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises from $134.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Sivik Glob Llc has invested 0.44% in Tesaro, Inc. Hillsdale Inv Mngmt reported 3,200 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. The California-based Tarbox Family Office has invested 0% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Regent Ltd holds 0.55% or 13,880 shares. Melvin Capital Management LP owns 0.36% invested in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) for 250,000 shares. Hsbc Pcl holds 0.02% or 81,382 shares in its portfolio. The Return on Investment (ROI) ratio of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) is 8.1 percent. ValuEngine raised shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Perella Weinberg Partners Mgmt Lp stated it has 0.23% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Jennison Assocs Limited Liability, New York-based fund reported 337,261 shares. Dynamic Capital Mgmt Ltd reported 7,594 shares stake. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has risen 38.22% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. Md Sass Investors Services Inc who had been investing in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $29.28B market cap company.

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