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How to buy Mesa Air Group stock

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Mesa Air Group, Inc is an airlines business based in the US. Mesa Air Group shares (MESA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Mesa Air Group employs 3,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$511.4 million.

How to buy shares in Mesa Air Group

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

Mesa Air Group share price

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Mesa Air Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$2.05 - USD$15.61
50-day moving average USD$8.8776
200-day moving average USD$5.6485
Wall St. target priceUSD$10.3
PE ratio 16.3322
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.867

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Is it a good time to buy Mesa Air Group stock?

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Is Mesa Air Group under- or over-valued?

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

Mesa Air Group's P/E ratio

Mesa Air Group'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, Mesa Air Group 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.

Mesa Air Group's EBITDA

Mesa Air Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$67 million.

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

Mesa Air Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$511.4 million
Gross profit TTM USD$130.9 million
Return on assets TTM -0.61%
Return on equity TTM 6.68%
Profit margin 6.02%
Book value $13.63
Market capitalisation USD$503.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Mesa Air Group shares

There are currently 1.3 million Mesa Air Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Mesa Air Group's "short interest". This figure is 16.1% down from 1.5 million last month.

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

Mesa Air Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Mesa Air Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Mesa Air Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Mesa Air Group shares traded daily (recently around 959777.86259542). Mesa Air Group's SIR currently stands at 1.31. In other words for every 100,000 Mesa Air Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1310 shares are currently held short.

However Mesa Air Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Mesa Air Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Mesa Air Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Mesa Air Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Mesa Air Group shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.037% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Mesa Air Group shares, roughly 37 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 Mesa Air Group.

Find out more about how you can short Mesa Air Group stock.

Mesa Air Group share dividends

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

Mesa Air Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mesa Air Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.05 up to $15.61. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Mesa Air Group's is 3.1196. This would suggest that Mesa Air Group's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Mesa Air Group overview

Mesa Air Group, Inc. operates as the holding company for Mesa Airlines, Inc. that provides regional air carrier services under capacity purchase agreements with the American Airlines and the United Airlines. As of September 30, 2020, it operated a fleet of 146 aircraft with approximately 373 daily departures to 102 cities in the United States and Mexico. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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