2. As of noon trading, Carnival Corporation ( CCL) is down $0.68 (-2.0%) to $32.95 on heavy volume Thus far, 5.8 million shares of Carnival Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.66-$33.18 after having opened the day at $33.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.63.

Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise and vacation company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, North America; and Europe, Australia, and Asia. Carnival Corporation has a market cap of $20.3 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Carnival Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Carnival Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Carnival Corporation Ratings Report now.

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