State of Wisconsin Investment Board decreased its stake in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CUK) by 87.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 44,791 shares of the company’s stock after selling 324,200 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board’s holdings in Carnival Corporation were worth $2,888,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its stake in Carnival Corporation by 87.0% during the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,456,063 shares of the company’s stock worth $96,275,000 after buying an additional 677,470 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in Carnival Corporation by 1.5% during the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 1,186,488 shares of the company’s stock worth $76,505,000 after buying an additional 17,713 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in Carnival Corporation by 1.6% during the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 338,061 shares of the company’s stock worth $22,353,000 after buying an additional 5,205 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Group LLC boosted its stake in Carnival Corporation by 0.6% during the second quarter. Renaissance Group LLC now owns 252,305 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,682,000 after buying an additional 1,395 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership boosted its stake in Carnival Corporation by 940.4% during the second quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 151,898 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,043,000 after buying an additional 137,298 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 3.43% of the company’s stock.
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The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. This is a boost from Carnival Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.40. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.68%. Carnival Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.72%.
In other Carnival Corporation news, CEO Arnold W. Donald sold 5,000 shares of Carnival Corporation stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.43, for a total transaction of $327,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 115,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,561,875.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.04% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
About Carnival Corporation
Carnival plc is a leisure travel company. The Company’s segments include North America, and Europe, Australia & Asia (EAA). Its North America segment includes Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises (Princess), Holland America Line and Seabourn. Its EAA segment includes Costa Cruises (Costa), AIDA Cruises (AIDA), P&O Cruises (the United Kingdom), P&O Cruises (Australia) and Cunard.
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