Brokerage Expectations in Spotlight for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH)

Analysts on the sell-side are offering a consensus “Buy” rating on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH).  Using the following ratings scale: 1.0 Strong Buy, 2.0 Buy, 3.0 Hold, 4.0 Sell and 5.0 Strong Sell, analysts have an average recommendation of 1.70 on the shares.  Based on a recent trade, the shares are hovering around $51.47 which, according to the Street, yields significant upside potential to the $61.84 consensus price target

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH)’s shares may have a significant upside to the consensus target of 61.84, but how has it been performing relative to the market?  The stock’s price is 51.47 and their relative strength index (RSI) stands at 69.72.  RSI is a technical oscillator that shows price strength by comparing upward and downward movements.  It indicates oversold and overbought price levels for a stock.  

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH) shares are moving 0.08% trading at $51.47 today.

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