Columbus Circle Investors Has Decreased Its Stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD (RCL) by $22.21 Million

December 5, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.19, from 1.07 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 35 investors sold RCL shares while 160 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 150.60 million shares or 0.10% less from 150.74 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ajo Limited Partnership reported 63,866 shares. Highland Cap Management Ltd Liability reported 17,660 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. First Lp, a Illinois-based fund reported 203,712 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Company Ltd reported 0.03% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Td Asset reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Morgan Stanley has 0.02% invested in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Caxton Associates LP holds 0.01% or 14,000 shares. Pinebridge LP holds 0% of its portfolio in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) for 1,108 shares. 1832 Asset Ltd Partnership invested in 200 shares. Moreover, Old Savings Bank In has 0.03% invested in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) for 5,000 shares. Moreover, Amica Retiree Med has 0.09% invested in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) for 987 shares. Voloridge Inv Management Limited Liability stated it has 0.04% in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL). Da Davidson Com holds 0.01% or 5,065 shares in its portfolio. Andra Ap owns 38,600 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees holds 0.09% or 6,405 shares.

Since June 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $2.23 million activity.

Donald Chiboucis decreased its stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) by 14.37% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbus Circle Investors sold 203,751 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.49% with the market. The hedge fund run by Donald Chiboucis held 1.21M shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $132.64M, down from 1.42M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbus Circle Investors who had been investing in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.80 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $125.2. About 117,733 shares traded. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has risen 38.22% since December 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.52% the S&P500.

Columbus Circle Investors, which manages about $17.54B and $6.05 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:VRTX) by 391,454 shares to 448,628 shares, valued at $57.82 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA) by 253,467 shares in the quarter, for a total of 266,596 shares, and has risen its stake in Irhythm Technologies Inc.

Analysts await Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $1.19 earnings per share, down 3.25 % or $0.04 from last year’s $1.23 per share. RCL’s profit will be $254.77 million for 26.30 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.49 actual earnings per share reported by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -65.90 % negative EPS growth.

More important recent Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) news were published by: which released: “The frustration-free vacation is arriving on Royal Caribbean” on November 08, 2017, also published article titled: “Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Stock Cruises Higher on Strong Q3 Earnings”, published: “Royal Caribbean Announces Pricing Of $800 Million Senior Unsecured Notes Offering” on November 20, 2017. More interesting news about Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) was released by: and their article: “Royal Caribbean: Smooth Sailing” with publication date: November 22, 2017.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) Ratings Coverage

Among 23 analysts covering Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. had 59 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, April 26. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, May 26. The rating was initiated by Wolfe Research on Wednesday, November 18 with “Outperform”. As per Tuesday, October 4, the company rating was initiated by Macquarie Research. Susquehanna maintained it with “Positive” rating and $86 target in Wednesday, February 3 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 1 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 27 by Argus Research. The stock of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, November 8 with “Buy”.

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