NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it -2.04% to close at $23.02 with the total traded volume of 2.96 Million shares. NiSource Inc. (NI) reported its plans to grow net operating earnings per share and dividend at 5-7 percent annually through 2020, up from its previously projected 4-6 percent annual growth.
“The NiSource team successfully met or exceeded the consumer and investor commitments we outlined more than two years ago, and now we’ve set in motion a balanced, stakeholder-focused plan to further elevate our performance,” said President and CEO Joseph Hamrock. NiSource projects it will invest $1.6-$1.8 billion annually through 2020. The company said it has initiated a focused plan to grow its natural gas consumer base by 1 percent annually by 2020. The firm has institutional ownership of 84.00%, while insider ownership included 0.70%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 1.68. NI attains analyst recommendation of 2.50 with week’s performance of -3.68%.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) [Trend Analysis] climbed reacts as active mover, shares a gain 0.88% to traded at $95.37 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was 0.54%. The world’s largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean International, has committed to a multi-year contract with the island nation of The Bahamas that will help grow tourism to the destination, rapidly increase the cruise line’s employment of Bahamian nationals and invest in hospitality training to develop talent in the country.
At a signing ceremony attended by Perry Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, the cruise line confirmed plans for a important investment in major enhancements to CocoCay, its private island destination in The Bahamas, which will include the construction of a pier, additional guest features and amenities, and new opportunities for vendors and craftsmen to promote the culture of The Bahamas to visitors.
“Royal Caribbean has been a long-standing partner of the islands of The Bahamas and their plans to importantly increase tourism to our country as well as to develop the talent of our youth and expand employment opportunities for Bahamians is commendable,” said Prime Minister Christie. The firm’s current ratio calculated as 0.20 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 2.45 and price to cash ratio remained 157.25. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 15.10% and return on investment was 8.10% while its return on asset stayed at 5.80%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 1.03.