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How to buy SkyWest stock

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SkyWest, Inc is an airlines business based in the US. SkyWest shares (SKYW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SkyWest employs 14,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.6 billion.

How to buy shares in SkyWest

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

SkyWest share price

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SkyWest shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-08.
52-week rangeUSD$10.58 - USD$66.0484
50-day moving average USD$30.7186
200-day moving average USD$30.817
Wall St. target priceUSD$43.57
PE ratio 10.4424
Dividend yield USD$0.56 (2.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.317

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Is it a good time to buy SkyWest stock?

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SkyWest price performance over time

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Is SkyWest under- or over-valued?

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

SkyWest's P/E ratio

SkyWest's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, SkyWest shares trade at around 10x 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.

SkyWest's PEG ratio

SkyWest's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.02. 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 SkyWest's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

SkyWest's EBITDA

SkyWest's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$765 million.

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

SkyWest financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.91%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.12%
Return on equity TTM 8.02%
Profit margin 6.51%
Book value $42.739
Market capitalisation USD$1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SkyWest shares

There are currently 1.4 million SkyWest shares held short by investors – that's known as SkyWest's "short interest". This figure is 10.9% down from 1.6 million last month.

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

SkyWest's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SkyWest's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SkyWest shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SkyWest shares traded daily (recently around 415148.98550725). SkyWest's SIR currently stands at 3.45. In other words for every 100,000 SkyWest shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3450 shares are currently held short.

However SkyWest's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SkyWest shares, or, against the total number of tradable SkyWest shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SkyWest's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SkyWest shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0457% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SkyWest shares, roughly 46 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 SkyWest.

Find out more about how you can short SkyWest stock.

SkyWest share dividends

12%

Dividend payout ratio: 11.52% of net profits

Recently SkyWest has paid out, on average, around 11.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.06% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SkyWest shareholders could enjoy a 2.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SkyWest's case, that would currently equate to about $0.56 per share.

While SkyWest's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that SkyWest is investing more in its future growth.

SkyWest's most recent dividend payout was on 6 April 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have SkyWest's shares ever split?

SkyWest's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 December 2000. 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 SkyWest shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SkyWest shares which in turn could have impacted SkyWest's share price.

SkyWest share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SkyWest's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.58 up to $66.0484. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SKYW.US volatility(beta: 1.85)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 SkyWest's is 1.8478. This would suggest that SkyWest's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

SkyWest overview

SkyWest, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates a regional airline in the United States. The company operates through two segment, SkyWest Airlines and SkyWest Leasing. It also engages into leasing aircraft and spare engines to third parties. As of December 31, 2019, the company provided scheduled passenger and air freight services with approximately 2,300 total daily departures to various destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and provides airport customer and ground handling services for other airlines throughout its system. SkyWest, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in St. George, Utah.

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