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Air Canada is an airlines business based in the US. Air Canada shares (ACDVF) are listed on the OTCQX (a marketplace for buying and selling "over the counter" stocks which aren't listed on a formal stock exchange) and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Air Canada employs 22,200 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$5.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Air Canada

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Air Canada. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ACDVF. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Air Canada reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$11.836, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Air Canada, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Air Canada. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Air Canada's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Air Canada's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$11.836, which is 62.85% down on its pre-crash value of USD$31.86 and 82.29% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$6.493.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Air Canada shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$259.81 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$351.65.

Air Canada share price

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Air Canada shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
Latest market close USD$11.836
52-week range USD$6.493 - USD$40.3105
50-day moving average USD$13.4149
200-day moving average USD$12.8558
Wall St. target price N/A
PE ratio 88.8336
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.136

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Is it a good time to buy Air Canada stock?

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Air Canada price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.836 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-25) -35.18%
1 month (2020-11-02) 4.65%
3 months (2020-09-02) -14.48%
6 months (2020-06-02) -4.15%
1 year (2019-12-02) -68.42%
2 years (2018-11-30) -45.82%
3 years (2017-12-01) -38.20%
5 years (2015-12-02) 53.57%

Is Air Canada under- or over-valued?

Valuing Air Canada stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Air Canada's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Air Canada's P/E ratio

Air Canada's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 89x. In other words, Air Canada shares trade at around 89x recent earnings.

Air Canada financials

Gross profit TTM USD$6.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -5.84%
Return on equity TTM -115.8%
Profit margin -35.34%
Book value $12.529
Market capitalisation USD$5.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Air Canada share dividends

We're not expecting Air Canada to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Air Canada share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Air Canada's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.493 up to $40.3105. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACDVF.US volatility(beta: 2.04)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (OTCQX average) beta is 1, while Air Canada's is 2.0372. This would suggest that Air Canada's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Air Canada overview

Air Canada provides domestic, U.S. transborder, and international airline services. It offers scheduled passenger services under the Air Canada Vacations and Air Canada Rouge brand name in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market, and in the international market to and from Canada, as well as through capacity purchase agreements on other regional carriers. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated a fleet of 188 aircraft under the Air Canada mainline brand name comprising 94 Boeing and Airbus narrow-body aircraft, 80 Boeing and Airbus wide-body aircraft, and 14 Embraer 190 regional jets; and 64 aircraft under the Air Canada Rouge brand name consisting of 22 Airbus A319 aircraft, 14 Airbus A321 aircraft, 3 Airbus A320 aircraft, and 25 Boeing 767-300 aircraft. It also provides air cargo services in domestic and U.S. transborder routes, as well as on international routes between Canada and markets in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. In addition, the company operates, develops, markets, and distributes vacation travel packages in the Caribbean, Mexico, the United States, Europe, Central and South America, South Pacific, Australia, and Asia; and offers cruise packages in North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Air Canada was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Saint-Laurent, Canada.

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