With the current price of $66.6, the stock of Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE:RCL) concluded the trading session seeing its price rise by 3.76 points or at a gain of 5.98% compared to its previous day’s closing price of $62.84. About 9.859 million shares of the stock changed hands on the day. The trading volume of RCL’s shares during the past session compares with the stock’s average daily trading volume of 15.902 million shares. On the other hand, a float of 176 million shares and a weekly performance of 8.24% make the stock worth to keep an eye on. Analysts are in agreement on an annual target price of $60.5 for RCL’s share which suggests that the stock, price of which is currently buoying between $63.97 and $67.57, is prone to a loss of -9.16%.
The latest data released on July 31, 2020 shows that the short float in the Royal Caribbean Group’s stock is trending downward as short interest in RCL shares turned down leaving more number of shares available to public for trading. Number of shares shorted in the RCL is currently comprised of 12.23% of the float. Over the past two weeks, stock’s short interests weakened as number of shorted shares increased to shares from the previous figure of shares. Stock’s average intraday volume is now standing at shares which indicate that the days to cover the shorts are nearly.
After concluding the day’s trading, price of Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE:RCL) is up $5.07 over the week and it is $16.3 above 20-day average price. The highest price touched by the stock on the day was lower than 52-week high price of $135.32 that was attained on 01/17/20.
The stock has traded as low as $19.25 in past 52-week, and its current price is 245.97% above from that 52-week low price mark recorded on 03/18/20, which is an indicator that could increase the investors’ motivation level in taking advantage of price surge the stock has currently been going through. Stock currently has its beta at 2.59. A beta value of more than 1 represents higher volatility of a stock than that of the market and for the reason investors closely watch the behavior of such stock.
Current indicators are pointing at 72.27 as 14-days RSI of Royal Caribbean Group. This means that the RCL is currently in an oversold territory and its share’s price movement is likely to be shaky for a while. Similarly, the stochastic oscillator is indicating a momentum of 90.78%, implying stock’s share price is buoying in an oversold state.
Technical chart is showing 1st resistance point of $68.12 for the RCL’s share while placing it at a 2nd resistance point of $69.65 to be settled at. But if the stock takes a plunge lower than the 1st support price of $64.52 then its market would become weakened. And that would likely sliding the stock price down to 2nd support price level of $62.45.
MACD oscillator is showing a reading of 1.97 for the stock which means that it is currently in the green zone. Any movement above or below the zero level of the indicator has always being noticed by the investors as it makes them compare the stock’s average measure in short-term with that in the long-term. An MACD evaluation of more than zero means that stock has a stronger short-term average than long-term average, which implies that stock’s price is likely to climb up. But an MACD below zero indicates weaker short-term average compare to the long-term average.
SunTrust lowered its recommendation for RCL stock from Buy to Hold in a review note dated July 14, and moved the price target down at $48. The stock gets its recommendation downgraded from Outperform to Neutral from the analysts at Macquarie who assigned a target price of $56 to $52 in their July 14 note to investors.Barclaysanalysts downgraded their recommendation from Overweight to Equal Weight on June 24, while assigning a price target of $55 to $50.
The average rating of 2.58 for RCL is placing the stock in bullish category at the moment. In a poll by Reuters including 18 analysts in it who kept tracking the Royal Caribbean Group, 10 rated the stock as hold. Others were in different opinions for the RCL. Out of remaining 8 analysts, 6 rated the stock as a buy or strong buy. 2 were in favor of a sell rating for the stock while advising investors to shun the stock if they already have any or otherwise not to buy it.
Projection by Zacks Consensus Estimates suggests that Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE:RCL) will see its current-quarter revenues drop by nearly -87.64% to be decreased to about $21.76 million. Full-year revenue of the company is however forecasted to be fell to nearly -76.99% to bring $2520 million in revenues against last year revenue of $11000 million. Earnings, after adjustments, are likely to fell by -220.37% to post an EPS of -$5.14, while estimate for company’s full year earnings is -$17.1 per share with a growth rate of -279.25%.