Carnival Corporation

Ticker CCL

Today's data summary

Market closed
% change
-2.14%
Price Pence
4068.00
Change
-89.00
As of 22:35 23 Jan 2019
Market cap. Pound sterling
7,827.61 million
As of 22:35 23 Jan 2019

Latest updates

Miners fall, holiday firms rise on the FTSE

Carnival cruise ship
Carnival

Commodities and mining groups are leading the FTSE 100 fallers this morning, topped by Russian steel producer Evraz down 6.3% at 524.3p.

Conversely, holiday groups are flying high on the blue chip index. Cruise operator Carnival's share price is up 1.8% at £46.13 followed by TUI, ahead 1.3% at £15.64.

The FTSE 100 has sunk lower and is now trading down 0.66% at 7,690.94.

The FTSE 250 is off 0.41% at 20,721.90.

FTSE 100 remains in positive territory

FTSE graph
BBC

The FTSE 100 has remained positive today, and is currently trading at 7556, up 48 points, or 0.64% on the day.

The FTSE 250 has fared slightly less well, and is up just 0.12%, or 25 points, at 20,799.

Carnival leads the climbers in the FTSE 100; it's up 3.6% at 4,367.

Carnival shares cruise back up

Carnival share graph
BBC

Cruise operator Carnival is leading the FTSE-100 charge today with its shares rising almost 5%.

But that follows yesterday's 9% slump - its biggest one-day drop since January 2012.

The Florida-based company, which operates Costa and Princess brands, cut its full-year earnings outlook on Monday, which led to the share sell-off.

Gay wedding ban sparks cruise boycott call

Queen Mary 2 cruise ship
Carnival

Carnival Corporation, the cruise operator that owns P&O and Cunard, is facing a boycott from LGBT travellers after halting gay weddings.

The company was forced to stop allowing same-sex unions because at least nine of its ships are registered in Bermuda.

The British Overseas Territory legalised gay weddings in May last year, but the law was repealed last month following a change of government.

That legally prevented Carnival from allowing same-sex ceremonies on board.