WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSE:WJA) will release its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, August 1st. Analysts expect WestJet Airlines to post earnings of $0.20 per share for the quarter.

Shares of WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSE WJA) opened at 24.69 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.89 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.49. WestJet Airlines Ltd. has a 12 month low of $20.52 and a 12 month high of $25.88. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $23.62 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.82.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th were given a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, June 12th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.27%.

In other WestJet Airlines news, insider Robert Cummings sold 1,200 shares of WestJet Airlines stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of C$23.13, for a total transaction of C$27,756.00. Also, Director L. Jacques Menard bought 5,000 shares of WestJet Airlines stock in a transaction on Friday, May 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of C$22.68 per share, for a total transaction of C$113,400.00. Over the last quarter, insiders have acquired 30,000 shares of company stock worth $669,050.

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WJA has been the topic of several recent research reports. CIBC reduced their price target on WestJet Airlines from C$25.00 to C$24.00 in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Beacon Securities upgraded WestJet Airlines from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from C$22.50 to C$28.50 in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. TD Securities restated a “buy” rating and issued a C$28.00 price target (up from C$24.00) on shares of WestJet Airlines in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reduced their price target on WestJet Airlines from C$24.00 to C$23.50 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and issued a C$25.00 price target on shares of WestJet Airlines in a research report on Monday, June 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of C$24.71.

About WestJet Airlines

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canada-based company, which provides airline service and travel packages. The Company operates WestJet Vacations, which provides air, hotel, car and excursion packages, and WestJet Encore, which is a regional airline that operates a fleet of turboprop aircraft in a network of destinations in Canada and the United States.

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