Cruise line stocks showing gains after Carnival reports

|About: Carnival Corporation (CCL)|By:, SA News Editor

A solid earnings report from Carnival (CCL +1.4%) is giving a spark to the whole sector.

Higher ticker prices and a healthy boost in on-board spending for Carnival in FQ4 helped drive its results above analyst expectations.

Royal Caribbean (RCL +2%), Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH +3.2%), and Carnival's (CUK +3.4%) ADRs are all higher on the day.