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China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited is an airlines business based in the US. China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares (CEA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. China Eastern Airlines Corporation employs 80,624 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$10.4 billion.

How to buy shares in China Eastern Airlines Corporation

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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 China Eastern Airlines Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CEA. 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 China Eastern Airlines Corporation 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$20.89, 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 China Eastern Airlines Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of China Eastern Airlines Corporation. 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 China Eastern Airlines Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, China Eastern Airlines Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$20.89, which is 12.01% down on its pre-crash value of USD$23.74 and 32.22% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$15.8.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$698.22 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$902.03.

China Eastern Airlines Corporation share price

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China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$20.89
52-week range USD$15.8 - USD$28.5
50-day moving average USD$21.8209
200-day moving average USD$19.5276
Wall St. target price USD$21.92
PE ratio 12.9279
Dividend yield USD$0.35 (1.68%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.55

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Is it a good time to buy China Eastern Airlines Corporation stock?

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China Eastern Airlines Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $20.89 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-19) -8.67%
1 month (2020-10-29) 2.96%
3 months (2020-08-28) 2.40%
6 months (2020-05-28) 21.31%
1 year (2019-11-27) -18.01%
2 years (2018-11-28) -33.72%
3 years (2017-11-28) -30.48%
5 years (2015-11-27) -23.25%

Is China Eastern Airlines Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

China Eastern Airlines Corporation's P/E ratio

China Eastern Airlines Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

China Eastern Airlines Corporation's PEG ratio

China Eastern Airlines Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5502. 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 China Eastern Airlines Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

China Eastern Airlines Corporation financials

Gross profit TTM USD$13.7 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.05%
Return on equity TTM -12.9%
Profit margin -8.36%
Book value $30.4
Market capitalisation USD$10.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares

There are currently 4,388 China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as China Eastern Airlines Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 68.9% down from 14,102 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares can be evaluated.

China Eastern Airlines Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

China Eastern Airlines Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 25811.764705882). China Eastern Airlines Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.17. In other words for every 100,000 China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 170 shares are currently held short.

However China Eastern Airlines Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case China Eastern Airlines Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against China Eastern Airlines Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short China Eastern Airlines Corporation stock.

China Eastern Airlines Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting China Eastern Airlines Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have China Eastern Airlines Corporation's shares ever split?

China Eastern Airlines Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 August 2010. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for China Eastern Airlines Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted China Eastern Airlines Corporation's share price.

China Eastern Airlines Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, China Eastern Airlines Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.8 up to $28.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CEA.US volatility(beta: 0.92)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while China Eastern Airlines Corporation's is 0.9161. This would suggest that China Eastern Airlines Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

China Eastern Airlines Corporation overview

China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the civil aviation industry in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company offers passenger, cargo, mail delivery, ground, tour operations, air catering, and other miscellaneous services. It is also involved in flight training; airline maintenance; the provision of import and export, investment, leasing, and consultation services; hotel services; the research and development of technology and products in the field of aviation; and e-commerce platform and ticket agent services. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated a fleet of 734 aircraft, including 723 passenger aircraft and 11 business aircraft. China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China. China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited was formerly a subsidiary of China Eastern Air Holding Company Limited.

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