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May 10, 2011 09:07 ET

Opinions on Carnival Corp. and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. -- Cruise Sector Impaired by Headwinds

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The improving economy has resulted in strong fundamentals for the Cruise sector as booking and pricing both strengthened to various extents during the recent quarter. While rising fuel costs obviously ate into profitability somewhat the sector's commonplace practice of fuel hedging has paid off and helped mitigate some of the losses. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the General Entertainment industry.

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The disasters in Japan and the political turmoil in North Africa also presented problems for the sector. All told, some companies are revising their full year guidance to reflect these unforeseen challenges. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ended up lowering guidance by fifteen cents per share. Investors looking for free research on Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/RCL100511.pdf.

Meanwhile, part of the sector is hoping another earnings headwind from the past will be solved through litigation. Carnival Corp. has filed a lawsuit in Louisiana court against companies connected to the Gulf oil spill last year. Carnival wants damages incurred from loss of passengers, cleaning costs, and higher fuel costs that ultimately stemmed from the spill. Investors looking for free research on Carnival Corp. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/CCL100511.pdf.

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