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How to buy Cathay Pacific Airways stock | $4.86

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Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (CPCAY) is a leading airlines business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$4.884 after a previous close of USD$4.786. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$4.71 to a high of USD$4.95. The latest price was USD$4.86 (25 minute delay). Cathay Pacific Airways is listed on the PINK and employs 33,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Cathay Pacific Airways

  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 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$4.86, 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Cathay Pacific Airways's share price?

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

Its last close price was USD$4.86, which is 28.42% down on its pre-crash value of USD$6.79 and 3.62% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$4.69.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Cathay Pacific Airways shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$793.65 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$771.43.

Cathay Pacific Airways share price

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Cathay Pacific Airways shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Previous closeUSD$4.786
Change USD$0.074
Change % 1.546%
Volume 15,586
Information last updated 2020-12-30.
52-week rangeUSD$3.25 - USD$7.0026
50-day moving average USD$4.6665
200-day moving average USD$4.2306
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 55.5529
Dividend yield USD$0.5 (10.79%)
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 $4.86 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2021-01-08) 3.40%
1 month (2020-12-18) 1.04%
3 months (2020-10-16) 30.29%
6 months (2020-07-17) -1.22%
1 year (2020-01-17) -31.55%
2 years (2019-01-17) -36.88%
3 years (2018-01-16) 8.2
5 years (2016-01-15) 8.05

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 56x. In other words, Cathay Pacific Airways shares trade at around 56x 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 5.483. 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$5.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Cathay Pacific Airways share dividends

We're not expecting Cathay Pacific Airways to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Cathay Pacific Airways share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cathay Pacific Airways's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.25 up to $7.0026. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CPCAY.US volatility(beta: 1.27)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 1.2698. This would suggest that Cathay Pacific Airways's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Cathay Pacific Airways overview

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a carrier of international passengers and air cargo. 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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