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Know before you buy this stock - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL)

NEXT Financial Group Inc lifted its position in shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises by 9.0% in the second quarter. The stock increased 0.85% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $121.74.

H.B. Fuller Company is a formulator, maker and marketer of adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products. The company has a market cap of $26.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.10 and a beta of 0.99. The Company's divisions include Americas Adhesives, Europe, India, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, Construction Products and Engineering Adhesives. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 14.08 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 16.74. The Americas Adhesives, EIMEA and Asia Pacific operating divisions produce and supply industrial adhesives products for applications in various markets, including durable assembly, nonwoven and hygiene, and textile.

Leuthold Group Llc, which manages about $1.60B and $933.36 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Air Lease Corp. Blackrock Inc has 6.66M shares for 0.04% of their portfolio.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. The Florida-based Noesis Capital Mangement Corp has invested 3.15% in the stock. The stock increased 1.17% or $0.69 on October 20, reaching $59.88. About 28.17 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -4.73% away from it's 52- week high and 80.70% away from its 52 week low. The stock's average target of $52 is -9.88% below today's ($57.7) share price. Of the 22 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track RCL 4 of them rate its stock a hold. The ex-dividend date was Thursday the 21st of September 2017. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 29 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $5.22 million activity.

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) closed up +0.54 points or 0.85% at $63.83 with 2.26 mln shares exchanging hands. Pnc Financial Svcs Grp invested in 0.08% or 684,387 shares. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Therefore 71% are positive.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. had its "sell" rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs. Argus Research maintained it with "Buy" rating and $103 target in Tuesday, August 4 report. As per Wednesday, October 11, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned "Strong Sell" rating on Tuesday, August 11 by Zacks. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $123.04. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. also recently declared a dividend for shareholders which was paid on Wednesday October 11th, 2017. (NASDAQ:SYNT) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, October 12 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, September 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Enterprise Products Partners L.P. 2 of them rate its stock a hold.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.29, from 1.21 in 2017Q1. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its position in Royal Caribbean Cruises by 4.8% in the third quarter. 150.60 million shares or 0.10% less from 150.74 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

The Price to book ratio is the current share price of a company divided by the book value per share. Huntington Bankshares, Ohio-based fund reported 710 shares. Norinchukin Bancshares The has 11,641 shares. Amica Mutual Insurance Com stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL). Comerica Bank & Trust owns 70,211 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. This is a positive change from Royal Caribbean Cruises's previous quarterly dividend of $0.48.

On a similar note, analysts expect EPS of $3.45 in September 2017 quarter and $1.26 in December 2017 quarter, representing 7.81% and 2.44% growth, respectively. (NASDAQ:SYNT). Eqis Cap Mngmt Inc holds 0.01% or 12,774 shares in its portfolio. During the same period a year ago, the company posted $2.84 earnings per share. Baillie Gifford accumulated 13.26M shares. Fain Richard D sold $2.16M worth of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) on Monday, May 15. Berry Global Group Inc (NYSE:BERY) has risen 47.68% since October 22, 2016 and is uptrending. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas owns 68,000 shares or 0.11% of their U.S. portfolio. Scopus Asset Management Limited Partnership invested 0.97% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL).

Although you might know Royal Caribbean best for its massive Oasis-class ships that can carry roughly six thousand passengers apiece (Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas), the line's smaller, classy, mid-1990's ships are among my favorites.

Analysts await Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) to report earnings on October, 27. On average, equities research analysts expect that Royal Caribbean Cruises will post $6.06 earnings per share for the current year. Next quarter's EPS is forecasted at $1.28 with next year's EPS projected to be $8.57.

07/24/2017 - Bank of America Merrill Lynch began new coverage on Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. giving the company a "neutral" rating.

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