National Bank Financial Raises WestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) Price Target to C$26.00

WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSE:WJA) had its price objective raised by National Bank Financial from C$25.00 to C$26.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning. They currently have a sector perform rating on the stock.

Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on WJA. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on WestJet Airlines in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. They set a hold rating and a C$21.00 target price for the company. Beacon Securities raised WestJet Airlines from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Monday, July 11th. AltaCorp Capital decreased their target price on WestJet Airlines from C$23.00 to C$21.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 21st. Macquarie raised WestJet Airlines from a neutral rating to an outperform rating and raised their target price for the company from C$21.00 to C$26.00 in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Finally, Raymond James Financial Inc. raised their target price on WestJet Airlines from C$20.50 to C$22.25 in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of C$22.66.

Analyst Recommendations for WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA)

Shares of WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA) opened at 22.89 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $23.33 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.34. WestJet Airlines has a one year low of $14.92 and a one year high of $24.98. The stock has a market cap of $2.74 billion and a PE ratio of 9.71.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 30th were given a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, September 12th.

WestJet Airlines Company Profile

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canada-based airline company that offers airline services and vacation packages. The Company operates WestJet Vacations, which provide air, hotel, car and excursion packages, and WestJet Encore, which is a regional airline that operates a fleet of turboprop aircraft in a network of destinations in Canada and over one destination in the United States.

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