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Why Carnival Corporation Stock Dropped Today

Shares of Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL) fell 2.7% through 10:35 a.m. EDT trading Tuesday after the cruise company announced, after close of trading yesterday, that it has closed on a “previously announced incremental first-priority senior secured term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of $2.3 billion.” Investors are presumably reacting to the reminder that Carnival Corporation carries a lot of debt — nearly $25 billion more than it has cash on hand — and now seems to be taking on $2.3 billion more. As Carnival explained yesterday, the entire proceeds of its new loan will be used to redeem a batch of “11.500% First-Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2023.”


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