If you'd invested in: Carnival and Dunelm
Carnival is cruising nicely to profits, while Dunelm has issued a profit warning.
Carnival (LSE: CCL)is the British arm of an American cruise company. With a combined fleet of more than 100 vessels across ten cruise line brands, and with 17 new ships scheduled for delivery in the next five years, Carnival is one of the world's largest leisure companies. The firm is the only one in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 index in the US and the FTSE 100 index in the UK.
Be glad you didn't
Dunelm (LSE: DNLM) retails home furnishings, as well as textile and lighting products, pet supplies and sewing machines,the UK. In July, Dunelm said it expected full-year profits to fall following weak sales, although the fourth quarter showed an improvement, with revenue boosted by its recent £8.5m acquisition of rival WorldStores. Last month, Dunelm's chief executive John Browett stood down with immediate effect for personal reasons.