$-0.11 EPS Expected for CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (CTT); Carnival (CCL) SI Increased By 13.53%

January 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) had an increase of 13.53% in short interest. CCL’s SI was 9.82M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 13.53% from 8.65M shares previously. With 2.56M avg volume, 4 days are for Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL)’s short sellers to cover CCL’s short positions. The SI to Carnival Corporation’s float is 1.65%. The stock increased 1.29% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $69.69. About 3.24M shares traded or 10.78% up from the average. Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) has risen 24.12% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.42% the S&P500.

Analysts expect CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CTT) to report $-0.11 EPS on February, 15.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 15.38% from last quarter’s $-0.13 EPS. After having $-0.10 EPS previously, CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.’s analysts see 10.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.99% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $12.99. About 140,431 shares traded. CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CTT) has risen 8.20% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.50% the S&P500.

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company. The company has market cap of $50.02 billion. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises , Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. It has a 19.41 P/E ratio. The firm operates approximately 100 cruise ships.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 32 investors sold Carnival Corporation shares while 232 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 214 raised stakes. 398.79 million shares or 2.41% less from 408.62 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Swiss Savings Bank has 0.11% invested in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Manufacturers Life Insur The reported 441,703 shares stake. Hayek Kallen invested in 26,850 shares. Northern stated it has 25.16M shares. Kingdon Cap Mngmt Lc stated it has 27,000 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Wetherby Asset Mgmt holds 6,125 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Rdl Fincl holds 11,684 shares or 0.55% of its portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Company Limited reported 26,949 shares stake. 21,242 were accumulated by Carl Domino Incorporated. First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca holds 114,370 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Richard Bernstein Advisors reported 46,694 shares. The New York-based Douglass Winthrop Advsrs Limited Company has invested 0.05% in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL). Sterling Capital Mngmt holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) for 125,914 shares. Plante Moran Financial Ltd Liability Company owns 860 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers holds 0.54% of its portfolio in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) for 256,123 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Carnival Corporation had 67 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $64 target in Monday, December 21 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, September 23. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Zacks. The rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan on Tuesday, December 19 with “Hold”. As per Thursday, March 31, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. As per Thursday, September 29, the company rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank. Credit Suisse downgraded Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) rating on Friday, September 15. Credit Suisse has “Neutral” rating and $70 target. The stock has “Add” rating by Numis Securities on Wednesday, September 23. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, March 29 by Wedbush. UBS maintained Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) rating on Thursday, August 17. UBS has “Buy” rating and $76.0 target.

Since October 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $7.40 million activity. DONALD ARNOLD W had sold 90,903 shares worth $6.13 million on Monday, October 16. $731,454 worth of Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) was sold by Bernstein David on Thursday, January 4.

Among 3 analysts covering CatchMark Timber Trust (NYSE:CTT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. CatchMark Timber Trust had 5 analyst reports since March 9, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, May 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 3 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, March 9. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $12.5 target in Monday, October 16 report.

Investors sentiment is 1.37 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 7 investors sold CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. shares while 34 reduced holdings. only 16 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 26.90 million shares or 2.14% more from 26.33 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Swiss Bancorp stated it has 0% in CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CTT). 72,367 were reported by Invesco. Crawford Invest Counsel has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CTT). Blackrock accumulated 2.72M shares. Deprince Race And Zollo invested in 0.43% or 1.52 million shares. 37,685 are held by Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Corp. Kennedy Capital Management holds 236,539 shares. Us National Bank De holds 0% in CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CTT) or 1,707 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & accumulated 2,804 shares. Third Avenue Management Lc holds 0.05% or 80,000 shares. State Street Corporation reported 800,041 shares stake. Moreover, Tudor Invest Et Al has 0.01% invested in CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CTT) for 18,596 shares. Bancorporation Of America Corp De owns 0% invested in CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CTT) for 649,910 shares. Comml Bank Of Ny Mellon holds 0% or 287,058 shares. Vertex One Asset Mgmt Inc accumulated 495,071 shares.

CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed, publicly-traded REIT that strives to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns for all stakeholders through disciplined acquisitions, sustainable harvests and well-timed sales. The company has market cap of $564.08 million. Headquartered in Atlanta and focused exclusively on timberland ownership, CatchMark began activities in 2007 and owns interests in approximately 502,400 acres of timberland located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. It currently has negative earnings. For more information, visit www.catchmark.com.

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