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How to buy Hawaiian stock

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Hawaiian Holdings, Inc is an airlines business based in the US. Hawaiian shares (HA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hawaiian employs 7,087 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Hawaiian

  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 Hawaiian. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HA. 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 Hawaiian 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. 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 Hawaiian, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hawaiian. 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.

Hawaiian share price

Use our graph to track the performance of HA stocks over time.

Hawaiian shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week rangeUSD$7.55 - USD$30.6267
50-day moving average USD$19.1445
200-day moving average USD$15.6252
Wall St. target priceUSD$16.63
PE ratio 16.0244
Dividend yield USD$0.48 (3.95%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.922

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Is it a good time to buy Hawaiian stock?

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Is Hawaiian under- or over-valued?

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

Hawaiian's P/E ratio

Hawaiian's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Hawaiian shares trade at around 16x 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.

Hawaiian's EBITDA

Hawaiian's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$160.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Hawaiian's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Hawaiian financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.4 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$768 million
Return on assets TTM -3.02%
Return on equity TTM -33.48%
Profit margin -21.28%
Book value $15.59
Market capitalisation USD$954.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hawaiian shares

There are currently 2.6 million Hawaiian shares held short by investors – that's known as Hawaiian's "short interest". This figure is 18.7% down from 3.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Hawaiian shares can be evaluated.

Hawaiian's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hawaiian's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hawaiian shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hawaiian shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Hawaiian's SIR currently stands at 1.69. In other words for every 100,000 Hawaiian shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1690 shares are currently held short.

However Hawaiian's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hawaiian shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hawaiian shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hawaiian's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hawaiian shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0785% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hawaiian shares, roughly 79 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 Hawaiian.

Find out more about how you can short Hawaiian stock.

Hawaiian share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 58.54% of net profits

Recently Hawaiian has paid out, on average, around 58.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.95% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hawaiian shareholders could enjoy a 3.95% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hawaiian's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

Hawaiian'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.

Hawaiian's most recent dividend payout was on 28 February 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Hawaiian share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hawaiian's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.55 up to $30.6267. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HA.US volatility(beta: 2.36)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Hawaiian's is 2.3645. This would suggest that Hawaiian's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Hawaiian overview

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., engages in the scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo. The company offers daily services on North America routes between the State of Hawai'i and Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington, and New York City, New York. It also provides daily service on Neighbor Island routes among the six islands of the State of Hawai'I; and international routes between the State of Hawai'i and Sydney, Australia, as well as Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. In addition, the company offers scheduled service between the State of Hawai'i and Pago Pago, American Samoa; Papeete, Tahiti; Brisbane, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Sapporo, Japan; and Seoul, South Korea, as well as various ad hoc charters. Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. distributes its tickets through various distribution channels, including its Website primarily for North America and Neighbor Island routes, as well as through travel agencies and wholesale distributors for its international routes. As of December 31, 2019, the company's fleet consisted of 20 Boeing 717-200 aircraft for the Neighbor Island routes; 24 Airbus A330-200 aircraft; and 17 Airbus A321-200 for the North America, international, and charter routes, as well as owns 4 ATR42 aircrafts. Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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