|Bid||1,594.40 x 0|
|Ask||1,595.60 x 0|
|Day's Range||1,507.40 - 1,601.40|
|52 Week Range||13.15 - 1,851.40|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||2.34|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Jul 08, 2021 - Jul 12, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Feb 20, 2020|
|1y Target Est||68.94|
At first glance, saying "never" to sailing with Carnival (NYSE: CCL) (NYSE: CUK) stock seems like an emotional decision. For all of its problems, Carnival remains the largest cruise line operator by market cap, and it holds the needed resources to survive a shipwreck in the near term. The crisis may even benefit Carnival in one key respect.
Shares of cruise stocks Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL), Carnival (NYSE: CCL) (NYSE: CUK), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NYSE: NCLH) surged ahead in Friday trading, gaining 5.8%, 6.2%, and 6.4%, respectively, by 11:20 a.m. EDT. If you have received your complete round of COVID-19 vaccinations (whether the Pfizer or Moderna two-shot vaccines, or the Johnson & Johnson single shot), then you can "resume [most] activities that you did prior to the pandemic ... without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart." "If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel."
Ah, "Carnival." The name conjures smiles. And some cruise lines are about to resume trips. So is this a good time or bad time to invest in Carnival?