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How to buy Cathay Pacific Airways stock | $3.46

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Cathay Pacific Airways Limited is an airlines business based in the US. Cathay Pacific Airways shares (CPCAY) are listed on the PINK and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cathay Pacific Airways employs 33,000 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$4.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Cathay Pacific Airways

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  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 Cathay Pacific Airways Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CPCAY. 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 Cathay Pacific Airways 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$3.46, 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 Cathay Pacific Airways, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cathay Pacific Airways. 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.

Cathay Pacific Airways share price

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Cathay Pacific Airways shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
Latest market closeUSD$3.46
52-week rangeUSD$3.47 - USD$7.5
50-day moving average USD$3.9111
200-day moving average USD$4.9072
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 17.88
Dividend yield USD$0.5 (13.96%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.085

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Cathay Pacific Airways price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.46 from 2020-09-29

1 week (2020-09-24) -2.81%
1 month (2020-09-01) -12.85%
3 months (2020-07-01) -27.46%
6 months (2020-04-01) -32.68%
1 year (2019-10-01) -43.28%
2 years (2018-10-01) -52.93%
3 years (2017-09-29) -53.68%
5 years (2015-10-01) -63.39%

Is Cathay Pacific Airways under- or over-valued?

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

Cathay Pacific Airways's P/E ratio

Cathay Pacific Airways's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Cathay Pacific Airways shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

Cathay Pacific Airways's PEG ratio

Cathay Pacific Airways's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.5124. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Cathay Pacific Airways's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cathay Pacific Airways financials

Gross profit TTM USD$24.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.66%
Return on equity TTM -17.01%
Profit margin -11.74%
Book value $10.535
Market capitalisation USD$4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Cathay Pacific Airways share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 101.47% of net profits

Recently Cathay Pacific Airways has paid out, on average, around 101.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 13.96% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cathay Pacific Airways shareholders could enjoy a 13.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cathay Pacific Airways's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

Cathay Pacific Airways's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Cathay Pacific Airways's most recent dividend payout was on 20 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Cathay Pacific Airways share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cathay Pacific Airways's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.47 up to $7.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CPCAY.US volatility(beta: 0.89)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (PINK average) beta is 1, while Cathay Pacific Airways's is 0.8934. This would suggest that Cathay Pacific Airways's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Cathay Pacific Airways overview

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a carrier of international passengers and air cargo. It operates through Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, HK Express, Air Hong Kong, and Airline Services segments. The company conducts airline operations principally to and from Hong Kong. It also provides property investment, travel reward program, travel tour operator, financial, aircraft leasing and acquisition facilitation, airline catering, information processing, aircraft ramp handling, laundry and dry cleaning, ground handling, and aircraft engineering services. In addition, the company operates a computer network for interchange of air cargo related information; and scheduled airline services and cargo terminals. It operates in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia, Southwest Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. As of December 31, 2019, it operated 236 aircraft directly connecting Hong Kong to 119 destinations in 35 countries worldwide, including 26 destinations in Mainland China. Cathay Pacific Airways Limited was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Lantau, Hong Kong.

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