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TheStreet

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-- Carnival Corporation

(NYSE:

CCL

) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise and vacation company in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, below the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 23.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.2. Carnival has a market cap of $27.8 billion and is part of the

services

TheStreet Recommends

sector and

leisure

industry. Shares are down 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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