Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD (RCL) Stock Price Declined While Welch Capital Partners Has …



July 13, 2018 – By Richard Slagle

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Suntrust Banks Inc increased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) by 30.98% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Suntrust Banks Inc bought 13,846 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 58,536 shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $12.68 million, up from 44,690 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $66.03 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $247.13. About 235,811 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 19.79% since July 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.22% the S&P500.

Leighton Welch decreased its stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) by 27.53% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Welch Capital Partners Llc sold 17,205 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.80% with the market. The hedge fund run by Leighton Welch held 45,285 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $5.33M, down from 62,490 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Welch Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.77B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.31% or $1.43 during the last trading session, reaching $107.51. About 965,578 shares traded. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has declined 0.42% since July 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.99% the S&P500. Some Historical RCL News: 26/04/2018 – ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES – NCC EXCLUDING FUEL ARE EXPECTED TO BE UP ABOUT 2.5% IN CONSTANT-CURRENCY AND UP 3.0% TO 3.5% AS-REPORTED FOR FY; 06/03/2018 VALMET OYJ – VALMET TO UPGRADE AUTOMATION ON ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S MARINER OF THE SEAS CRUISE SHIP; 26/04/2018 – Royal Caribbean Raises FY18 View To Adj EPS $8.70-Adj EPS $8.90; 26/04/2018 – ROYAL CARIBBEAN SEES FY ADJ EPS $8.70 TO $8.90, EST. $8.76; 15/03/2018 – Royal Caribbean Eyes Next Generation of Cruisers with Multibillion-Dollar Investment In Ships, Experiences and Destinations; 26/04/2018 – ROYAL CARIBBEAN BOOSTS FULL YEAR ADJUSTED EARNINGS GUIDANCE; 26/04/2018 – Royal Caribbean 1Q EPS $1.02; 20/04/2018 – Royal Caribbean To Hold Conference Call On First Quarter 2018 Earnings; 26/04/2018 – ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD QTRLY NET CRUISE COSTS EXCLUDING FUEL PER APCD WERE UP 11.2% IN CONSTANT-CURRENCY (UP 12.5% AS-REPORTED); 26/04/2018 – ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD – QTRLY TOTAL REVENUE $2.03 BLN VS $2.01 BLN REPORTED LAST YEAR

More important recent Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Royal Caribbean: Best positioned among cruise stocks – Barron’s” on July 07, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Royal Caribbean-Silversea: Too Much, Too Late”, Investorplace.com published: “The 20 Stocks From Goldman Sachs’ Buy List That You Should Actually Consider” on July 11, 2018. More interesting news about Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Analyzing sulfur cap impact in the cruise line sector” with publication date: July 09, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.18, from 1.32 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 49 investors sold RCL shares while 178 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 189 raised stakes. 144.48 million shares or 6.03% less from 153.74 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Da Davidson & holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) for 9,130 shares. Earnest Prtn Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.12% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Amalgamated Retail Bank owns 21,348 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Oakbrook Llc invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Vantage Invest Advsrs Limited Co owns 0% invested in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) for 120 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 0% or 175,398 shares. The Texas-based Hwg Lp has invested 0.04% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). United Capital Advisers Limited Liability has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Arizona State Retirement Systems holds 0.11% or 96,530 shares. Tiaa Cref Management Ltd Liability Company holds 0.03% or 327,202 shares in its portfolio. The South Carolina-based South State Corporation has invested 0.04% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Mgmt Va, Virginia-based fund reported 83,554 shares. Acg Wealth invested in 0.18% or 9,968 shares. Advantus Capital holds 17,384 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. 28,440 were accumulated by State Bank Of The West.

Analysts await Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $1.92 earnings per share, up 12.28% or $0.21 from last year’s $1.71 per share. RCL’s profit will be $406.56 million for 14.00 P/E if the $1.92 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual earnings per share reported by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 76.15% EPS growth.

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 insider sales for $21.35 million activity. Lutoff-Perlo Lisa had sold 7,404 shares worth $996,208. Liberty Jason T sold $772,942 worth of stock or 5,892 shares. Bayley Michael W sold $2.50 million worth of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) on Tuesday, February 20.

Welch Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $347.76 million and $291.04 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Materials Select Sector Spdr Fund (XLB) by 40,000 shares to 200,090 shares, valued at $11.39M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Russell 2000 Etf (IWM) by 49,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 97,118 shares, and has risen its stake in Financial Select Sector Spdr Fund (XLF).

Among 23 analysts covering Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. had 72 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks upgraded Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) rating on Wednesday, August 5. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $100 target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Wednesday, January 24. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 27 by Argus Research. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Buy”. Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, August 2 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 27 by Wedbush. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Friday, June 15 with “Overweight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, November 14 by Berenberg. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, November 30 by Macquarie Research. The stock of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, September 6.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 6 insider sales for $9.39 million activity. Shares for $38,416 were sold by RING TIMOTHY M. 1,877 Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares with value of $426,079 were sold by Polen Thomas E Jr. $4.60M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares were sold by Conroy Alexandre. Melcher David F bought $112,535 worth of stock or 500 shares. 4,048 Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares with value of $910,726 were sold by Borzi James W. Shares for $1.21 million were sold by Gallagher John E on Tuesday, February 27.

More recent Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Tempe lands first tenant for IDEA development” on July 12, 2018. Also Streetinsider.com published the news titled: “Becton Dickinson (BDX) Acquires TVA Medical” on July 09, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Becton Dickinson Positioned For Top-, Bottom-Line Outperformance, JPMorgan Says In Upgrade” with publication date: June 21, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.50, from 1.55 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 69 investors sold BDX shares while 375 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. 219.77 million shares or 1.86% more from 215.77 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Whalerock Point Prtnrs Limited Liability Company owns 2,382 shares. Berkshire Asset Pa invested in 3,248 shares. Baystate Wealth Mngmt Ltd Co invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Dupont Management Corporation has invested 0.36% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Garrison Fincl owns 22,757 shares. Rhenman Partners Asset Management holds 75,000 shares or 2% of its portfolio. Nelson Roberts Advsr Lc owns 160 shares. Benjamin F Edwards Communication has invested 0.16% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Qci Asset has invested 0.01% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Hyman Charles D invested 0.07% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md invested in 35.81M shares. Thomaspartners Inc has invested 1.93% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Bowen Hanes has 9,299 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Adirondack Trust owns 0.33% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 2,005 shares. Westpac owns 148,887 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Suntrust Banks Inc, which manages about $15.06B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VOT) by 122,704 shares to 19,820 shares, valued at $2.57M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Exelon Corp (NYSE:EXC) by 41,492 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 57,620 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IWP).

Among 21 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 55 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 11 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, July 18. On Friday, June 9 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo on Friday, September 22 with “Buy”. Citigroup upgraded Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Friday, January 5 to “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Thursday, February 8. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $235.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 14. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Evercore. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Morgan Stanley.

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