Md Sass Investors Services Inc buys $62,540,047 stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL)

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) : Md Sass Investors Services Inc scooped up 824,709 additional shares in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 11, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 883,334 shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd which is valued at $62,540,047.Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd makes up approximately 3.19% of Md Sass Investors Services Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Hightower Advisors reduced its stake in RCL by selling 8,980 shares or 58.56% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,356 shares of RCL which is valued at $450,005. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd makes up approx 0.01% of Hightower Advisors’s portfolio.Vanguard Group Inc boosted its stake in RCL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 344,473 additional shares and now holds a total of 15,394,128 shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd which is valued at $1,089,904,262. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd makes up approx 0.07% of Vanguard Group Inc’s portfolio. Alpine Woods Capital Investors sold out all of its stake in RCL during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 90,500 shares of RCL which is valued $6,407,400.Utah Retirement Systems reduced its stake in RCL by selling 100 shares or 0.32% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 30,765 shares of RCL which is valued at $2,115,709. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd makes up approx 0.05% of Utah Retirement Systems’s portfolio.Huntington National Bank reduced its stake in RCL by selling 582 shares or 44.53% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 725 shares of RCL which is valued at $53,114.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd opened for trading at $70.31 and hit $71.83 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $71.67, with a gain of 2.62% or 1.83 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 21,70,199 shares. Company has a market cap of $15,428 M.

On the company’s financial health, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Aug 2, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.02. The company had revenue of $2105.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2167.28 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.84 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Jul 28, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 94 from a previous price target of $99 .Sterne Agee CRT Initiated Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd on Jun 7, 2016 to “Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $83.Shares were Reiterated by Morgan Stanley on May 26, 2016 to “Equal-Weight” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 80 from a previous price target of $99 .

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (Royal Caribbean) is a cruise company. The Company owns various brands such as Royal Caribbean International Celebrity Cruises Pullmantur Azamara Club Cruises CDF Croisieres de France and a 50% joint venture interest in TUI Cruises. Together these six brands operate a combined 43 ships in the cruise vacation industry with an aggregate capacity of approximately 105750 berths. The Company’s ships operate on a selection of itineraries that call on approximately 480 destinations on all seven continents. Royal Caribbean International offers a variety of itineraries including Alaska Asia Australia Bahamas Bermuda Canada the Caribbean Europe the Panama Canal South America and New Zealand. Celebrity Cruises offers a variety of itineraries including Alaska Asia Australia Bermuda Canada the Caribbean Europe Hawaii New Zealand the Panama Canal and South America.

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