CIBC World Markets CIBC analyst Kevin Chiang maintained the Outperform rating on Air Canada with a $33 target on the stock.
Stocktargetadvisor has a average target of $29.28 and a consensus Underperform rating on the stock.
STA Research’s analysis of the stock is Bearish with a score of 2.7 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 very bullish
What to like
High market capitalization
This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.
Superior risk adjusted returns
This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.
Positive free cash flow
The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
What to not like:
The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.
Overpriced compared to earnings
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.
Overpriced compared to book value
The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.
The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.
Negative cash flow
The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Overpriced on free cash flow basis
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.
Low Earnings Growth
This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector
Low Revenue Growth
This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector
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