Shares of Carnival(NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK)opened sharply lower on Thursday after the company posting mixed financial results. The world’s largest cruise line operator came through with a solid fiscal third quarter, but once again we see weak guidance weighing on the stock.
Revenue rose 5.8% to $5.836 billion for the seasonally potent summertime quarter. This follows back-to-backperiods of double-digit percentage growth, but those two quarters were the exceptions to the rule in recent years. Carnival’s top-line growth in its latest quarter was fueled primarily by a 4% increase in revenue yield, or revenue per available lower berth day (a key metric in gauging the health of the cruise industry). Favorable currency swings padded the revenue yield, but even on a constant currency basis the metric would’ve clocked in at a reasonable 2.9% uptick. Carnival’s guidance back in June was calling for a 1.5% to 2.5% increase on that basis.
Part of the P&O fleet, owned by Carnival. Image source: Carnival.
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United Bancshares, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for The Union Bank Company that engages in the provision of commercial banking services to small and middle-market businesses and individuals. It accepts various deposit products, including checking accounts, savings and money market accounts, time certificates of deposit, time deposits, and demand deposits. The company also offers various loan products that consist of commercial, consumer, agricultural, residential mortgage, and home equity loans. In addition, it provides automatic teller machine services, safe deposit box rentals, and other personalized banking services. The company serves primarily in the Ohio counties of Allen, Hancock, Putnam, Sandusky, Van Wert, and Wood, as well as with office locations in Bowling Green, Columbus Grove, Delphos, Findlay, Gibsonburg, Kalida, Leipsic, Lima, Ottawa, and Pemberville, Ohio. United Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Columbus Grove, Ohio.< /p>
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- [By Joseph Griffin]
Several research firms recently commented on NDSN. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Nordson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 13th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Nordson from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Nordson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Gabelli reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Nordson in a report on Tuesday, December 18th. Finally, CIBC upgraded shares of Nordson from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $140.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Nordson presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $143.57.
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Best Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)
Ralph Lauren Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle products. The company offers men?s, women?s, and children?s clothing; and accessories comprising footwear, eyewear, watches, jewelry, hats, and belts, as well as leather goods, including handbags and luggage. It also provides products for homes, including bedding and bath products, furniture, fabric and wallpaper, paint, tabletop, and giftware; and fragrance products for women men. In addition, the company licenses its products, such as men?s sportswear, men?s tailored clothing, men?s underwear and sleepwear, eyewear, fragrances, cosmetics, and color and skin care products. It offers its products under the Polo by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Women?s Collection, Black Label, Blue Label, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RRL, RLX, Rugby, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, American Living, Chaps, and Club Monaco brand names. Ralph Lauren sells its products to department stores, specialty stores, and golf and pro shops; full-price retail stores, factory retail stores, and concessions-based shop-within-shops; and online through RalphLauren.com and Rugby.com. As of April 3, 2010, it operated 179 full-price retail stores and 171 factory stores worldwide, as well as 281 concessions-based shop-within-shops and 2 e-commerce Websites. The company was formerly known as Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation and changed its name to Ralph Lauren Corporation in August 2011. Ralph Lauren Corporation was founded in 1967 and is based in New York, New York.
- [By Leo Sun]
Shares of Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL)rallied 8% onFeb. 5 after the apparel retailer’s third quarter numbers topped Wall Street’s expectations. Its revenue rose 5% annually (6% on a constant currency basis) to $1.73 billion and beat estimates by $70 million. Its non-GAAP EPS climbed 14% to $2.32, topping expectations by $0.17.
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Best Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)
Littelfuse, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection devices for use in the automotive, electronic, and electrical markets in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company offers electronic circuit protection products, such as fuses and protectors, positive temperature coefficient resettable fuses, varistors, polymer electrostatic discharge suppressors, discrete transient voltage suppression diodes, TVS diode arrays and protection thyristors, gas discharge tubes, and power switching components, as well as fuseholders, blocks, and related accessories under PICO II, and NANO2 SMF, TECCOR, SIDACtor, and Battrax brand names. It offers its electronic circuit protection products for use in wireless telephones, consumer electronics, computers, modems, telecommunications equipment, telephones, data transmission lines, and alarm systems. The company also provides automotive fuses that are used in automobiles, trucks, buses, and off-road equipment to protec t electrical circuits and the wires that supply electrical power to operate lights, heating, air conditioning, radios, windows, and other controls, as well as offers fuses for the protection of electric and hybrid vehicles. It markets its automotive fuse products under ATO, MINI, MAXI, MIDI, MEGA, MasterFuse, JCASE, and CablePro brand names. In addition, Littelfuse manufactures various low-voltage and medium-voltage circuit protection products, such as power fuses that are used in the protection from over-load and short-circuit currents in motor branch circuits, heating and cooling systems, control systems, lighting circuits, and electrical distribution networks to electrical distributors and their customers in the construction, original equipment manufacturers, and industrial maintenance and repair and operating supplies markets. Littelfuse sells its products through direct sales force and manufacturers? representatives. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) – Research analysts at Barrington Research reduced their Q3 2019 earnings estimates for Littelfuse in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, January 31st. Barrington Research analyst G. Prestopino now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings per share of $2.76 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $2.81. Barrington Research has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Littelfuse’s Q4 2019 earnings at $2.35 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $2.91 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $10.63 EPS.
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KAMES CAPITAL plc lessened its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 0.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 315,223 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 2,678 shares during the period. Littelfuse comprises approximately 1.5% of KAMES CAPITAL plc’s portfolio, making the stock its 27th biggest position. KAMES CAPITAL plc owned about 1.26% of Littelfuse worth $62,373,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
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Teacher Retirement System of Texas reduced its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,036 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 430 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Littelfuse were worth $1,149,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.