How to buy Air Canada shares

Air Canada shares have increased 0.14% from their previous closing price ($14.21). Learn how to easily invest in Air Canada shares in the UK.

Air Canada (ACDVF) is a publicly traded airlines business based in the US which employs around 35,700 staff. 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 traded in US dollars. Its current price of $14.23 is 2.6% up on its price a month ago ($13.87).

How to buy shares in Air Canada

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  2. Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  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 shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Alternative ways to invest in Air Canada

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including Air Canada), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Air Canada is a major part of the OTCQX, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Is it a good time to buy Air Canada stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Air Canada's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.52 up to $19.802. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACDVF.US volatility(beta: 2.42)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 2.416. This would suggest that Air Canada's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Historical closes compared with the last close of $14.23

1 week (2024-04-11)6.19%
1 month (2024-03-19)2.60%
3 months (2024-01-18)4.86%
6 months (2023-10-19)16.16%
1 year (2023-04-19)-0.21%
2 years (2022-04-19)-26.00%
3 years (2021-04-19)-23.00%
5 years (2019-04-17)-41.45%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Air Canada under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Air Canada P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

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 3x. In other words, Air Canada shares trade at around 3x recent earnings.

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

Air Canada's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3.4 billion (£2.7 billion).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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