WestJet Airlines Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (TSE:WJA)
WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the stock, AnalystRatings.Net reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$30.21.
Shares of WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA) traded down 0.84% on Monday, hitting $26.02. The stock had a trading volume of 23,528 shares. WestJet Airlines has a one year low of $19.65 and a one year high of $28.99. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $24.88 and its 200-day moving average is $25.53. The company has a market cap of $3.323 billion and a P/E ratio of 12.74.
WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, May 7th. The company reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.05. Analysts expect that WestJet Airlines will post $2.00 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of research firms have recently commented on WJA. Analysts at National Bank Financial raised their price target on shares of WestJet Airlines from C$27.00 to C$29.00 in a research note on Friday, June 6th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Raymond James upgraded shares of WestJet Airlines to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 22nd. Finally, analysts at Scotiabank reiterated a “sector outperform” rating on shares of WestJet Airlines in a research note on Tuesday, May 13th.
WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSE:WJA) provides airline service and travel packages with scheduled service to more than 85 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, and has partnership agreements with over 30 airlines around the world.
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