Trading Spotlight on Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL)

Checking today’s screens, we are showing that shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) presently have a 7 day ADX signal of Buy. This signal is generally used to help determine the market trend. The 7-day ADX direction is currently Strongest. This signal shows whether the Buy or Sell signal is getting stronger or weakening, or whether the Hold is heading towards a Buy or Sell. The 7-day average directional strength is Maximum. This trend strength indicator measures the signal based on historical performance where minimum would represent the weakest, and maximum would represent the strongest. 

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Turning the focus to earnings, we note that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL), for the most recent period, posted quarterly EPS of 1.53. The trailing 12 month earnings number is currently 8.68. The company’s EPS growth over the previous quarter clocks in at 75.33%. The EPS metric is frequently used to measure a company’s profitability based on each outstanding share of common stock. When a company reports earnings results, the majority of the attention is on whether or not the EPS estimate is hit or missed. Wide gaps between estimates and actual reported figures may result in above normal stock price fluctuations after the earnings report.

Focusing in on some other data, we can see that the stock has a weighted alpha reading of -0.44. The weighted alpha gauges how much the stock has increased or decreased over the period of one full year. The weighting puts higher emphasis on more recent activity providing a more relevant measure for short-term technical analysts to use. A positive weighted alpha reading indicates that the stock has risen over the past year. A negative reading would indicate that the stock is down over that same time period. Technical traders often use the weighted alpha to help discover stocks that are building momentum.

Investors may be interested in viewing some other important technical stock indicators for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL). Investors are often focused on share price support and resistance levels. The support is simply a level where a stock may see a bounce after it has fallen. If the stock price manages to break through the first support level, the focus may shift to the second level of support. The resistance is the opposite of support. As a stock rises, it may see a retreat once it reaches a certain level of resistance. After a recent check, the stock’s first resistance level is 122.77, and the second resistance level is 124.57. On the other end, investors are keeping an eye on the first support level of 117.84, and the second support level of 114.71.

Checking in on the 20-Day Bollinger Bands signal, the current reading is Buy. This short-term indicator may be used to help spot oversold and overbought conditions. The current direction of the signal is Strongest.

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