Carnival (CCL) Received Morgan Stanley Higher Rating; Dodge & Cox Trimmed By $1.99 Million Its Aegon Nv (AEG) Stake

December 6, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Dodge & Cox decreased Aegon Nv (AEG) stake by 0.37% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Dodge & Cox sold 397,089 shares as Aegon Nv (AEG)’s stock declined 8.36%. The Dodge & Cox holds 107.90 million shares with $551.36 million value, down from 108.29M last quarter. Aegon Nv now has $12.74 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $6.14. About 870,826 shares traded. AEGON N.V. (NYSE:AEG) has declined 1.40% since December 6, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.10% the S&P500.

Among 27 analysts covering Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Carnival Corporation has $76.0 highest and $48 lowest target. $62.40’s average target is -5.68% below currents $66.16 stock price. Carnival Corporation had 60 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, September 2. Wedbush maintained the shares of CCL in report on Wednesday, March 29 with “Neutral” rating. JP Morgan maintained Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) on Thursday, March 31 with “Neutral” rating. Bernstein upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, November 23 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, March 21 by William Blair. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, December 19 by Berenberg. The company was downgraded on Friday, September 15 by Credit Suisse. The rating was initiated by HSBC on Monday, October 3 with “Buy”. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, August 10 report. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of CCL in report on Thursday, September 24 with “Equal Weight” rating.

Dodge & Cox increased Zayo Group Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZAYO) stake by 96,250 shares to 16.57 million valued at $511.88 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) stake by 3.56 million shares and now owns 32.31M shares. Itau Unibanco Holding Sa (NYSE:ITUB) was raised too.

Among 8 analysts covering Aegon N.V. (NYSE:AEG), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Aegon N.V. had 11 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Societe Generale downgraded the shares of AEG in report on Thursday, October 13 to “Hold” rating. JP Morgan downgraded AEGON N.V. (NYSE:AEG) on Tuesday, June 28 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of AEGON N.V. (NYSE:AEG) earned “Buy” rating by ING Group on Wednesday, January 20. On Thursday, August 27 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”. The stock of AEGON N.V. (NYSE:AEG) earned “Buy” rating by Societe Generale on Wednesday, January 11. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 1 by ING Group. As per Wednesday, June 29, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating by TheStreet given on Thursday, August 20. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, December 10 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, September 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 38 investors sold Carnival Corporation shares while 225 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 205 raised stakes. 408.62 million shares or 0.87% less from 412.20 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Norinchukin Bankshares The owns 57,882 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Banced accumulated 1.15% or 9,492 shares. American Century invested in 0.24% or 3.56M shares. Obermeyer Wood Inv Counsel Lllp reported 265,953 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 1.09 million shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Forte Limited Company Adv has invested 0.4% in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Moreover, Parkside Bancshares And has 0.01% invested in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) for 198 shares. Piedmont Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability Com reported 188,775 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 17,528 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 8.09M are owned by London Of Virginia. Mason Street Advsr Lc has 0.1% invested in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). D E Shaw holds 0.08% or 712,468 shares in its portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0.03% in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Sector Pension Inv Board owns 47,294 shares. Mount Lucas Mgmt Lp reported 175,631 shares.

Analysts await Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) to report earnings on December, 19. They expect $0.51 EPS, down 23.88% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.67 per share. CCL’s profit will be $366.89 million for 32.43 P/E if the $0.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.29 actual EPS reported by Carnival Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -77.73% negative EPS growth.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company. The company has market cap of $47.60 billion. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises , Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. It has a 17.99 P/E ratio. The firm operates approximately 100 cruise ships.

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