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Air Canada (ACDVF) is a leading airlines business based in the US. It opened the day at $21.71 after a previous close of $21.155. During the day the price has varied from a low of $21.2 to a high of $22.22. The latest price was $21.51 (25 minute delay). Air Canada is listed on the OTCQX (a marketplace for buying and selling "over the counter" stocks which aren't listed on a formal stock exchange) and employs 22,200 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Air Canada

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ACDVF in this case.
  5. Research Air Canada shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Air Canada shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Air Canada's share price?

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

Its last market close was $11.836, which is 62.85% down on its pre-crash value of $31.86 and 82.29% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $6.493.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Air Canada shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $259.81 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 $351.65.

Air Canada share price

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

Air Canada shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-04.
Open $21.71
High $22.22
Low $21.2
Close $21.51
Previous close $21.155
Change $0.355
Change % 1.678%
Volume 134,737
Information last updated 2020-12-03.
52-week range $6.493 - $40.3105
50-day moving average $14.2621
200-day moving average $13.1201
PE ratio 18.6222
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.136
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 50 trades are free with Fineco, until 31/12/2020. T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Air Canada stock?

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Air Canada price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $21.51

1 week (2020-11-27) 12.69%
1 month (2020-11-05) 71.67%
3 months (2020-09-04) 50.68%
6 months (2020-06-05) 41.95%
1 year (2019-12-05) -42.36%
2 years (2018-12-04) 2.92%
3 years (2017-12-05) 11.80%
5 years (2015-12-04) 179.33%

Is Air Canada under- or over-valued?

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

Air Canada's P/E ratio

Air Canada's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Air Canada shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

However, Air Canada's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the airlines industry or those of similar companies.

Air Canada financials

Gross profit TTM $6.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -5.84%
Return on equity TTM -115.8%
Profit margin -35.34%
Book value $12.529
Market capitalisation $6.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Air Canada share dividends

We're not expecting Air Canada to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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Air Canada share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Air Canada's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.493 up to $40.3105. 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 (OTCQX average) beta is 1, while Air Canada's is 2.5244. This would suggest that Air Canada's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

To put Air Canada's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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Air Canada overview

Air Canada provides domestic, U.S. transborder, and international airline services. It offers scheduled passenger services under the Air Canada Vacations and Air Canada Rouge brand name in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market, and in the international market to and from Canada, as well as through capacity purchase agreements on other regional carriers. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated a fleet of 188 aircraft under the Air Canada mainline brand name comprising 94 Boeing and Airbus narrow-body aircraft, 80 Boeing and Airbus wide-body aircraft, and 14 Embraer 190 regional jets; and 64 aircraft under the Air Canada Rouge brand name consisting of 22 Airbus A319 aircraft, 14 Airbus A321 aircraft, 3 Airbus A320 aircraft, and 25 Boeing 767-300 aircraft. It also provides air cargo services in domestic and U.S. transborder routes, as well as on international routes between Canada and markets in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. In addition, the company operates, develops, markets, and distributes vacation travel packages in the Caribbean, Mexico, the United States, Europe, Central and South America, South Pacific, Australia, and Asia; and offers cruise packages in North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Air Canada was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Saint-Laurent, Canada.

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