Market Analysts see JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU] gaining to $17. Time to buy?

JetBlue Airways Corporation [NASDAQ: JBLU] traded at a high on 10/20/20, posting a 0.33 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $12.30. The company report on October 14, 2020 that JetBlue Skis into Telluride with Winter Seasonal Flights Between Montrose, Colo., and Three Focus Cities.

Nonstop Service from Boston, New York City and Los Angeles Arrives Just in Time to Hit Some of the Best Slopes in the West this Winter.

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced it will launch new nonstop winter seasonal service to Telluride, Colo. – one of the premier ski destinations in the West – from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The three new routes launch December 19, with seats for all new flights on sale today.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 8751063 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of JetBlue Airways Corporation stands at 2.92% while the volatility over the past one month is 4.10%.

The market cap for JBLU stock reached $3.37 billion, with 271.70 million shares outstanding and 270.14 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 8.96M shares, JBLU reached a trading volume of 8751063 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for JBLU shares is $13.33 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on JBLU stock is a recommendation set at 2.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

JP Morgan have made an estimate for JetBlue Airways Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on October 07, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on September 08, 2020, representing the official price target for JetBlue Airways Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $18, while Seaport Global Securities analysts kept a Buy rating on JBLU stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for JetBlue Airways Corporation is set at 0.50, with the Price to Sales ratio for JBLU stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.57. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.82, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 10.59. Price to Free Cash Flow for JBLU in the course of the last twelve months was 5.96 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.90.

How has JBLU stock performed recently?

JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.32. With this latest performance, JBLU shares gained by 6.59% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 56.49% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -29.79% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for JBLU stock in for the last two-week period is set at 56.37, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.95, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.12 for JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 11.85, while it was recorded at 12.28 for the last single week of trading, and 12.40 for the last 200 days.

JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU] shares currently have an operating margin of +10.12 and a Gross Margin at +13.70. JetBlue Airways Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.03.

Return on Total Capital for JBLU is now 11.18, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 8.20. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 12.09, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.09. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 65.68. Additionally, JBLU Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 39.64, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 26.45. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 55.84, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 33.71.

Receivables Turnover for the company is 36.62 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.72.JetBlue Airways Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.

Earnings analysis for JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, JetBlue Airways Corporation posted 0.59/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.51/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 15.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for JBLU.

Insider trade positions for JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU]

There are presently around $2,600 million, or 81.00% of JBLU stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of JBLU stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 24,213,621, which is approximately -19.513% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 23,043,154 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $283.43 million in JBLU stocks shares; and PRIMECAP MANAGEMENT CO/CA/, currently with $233.69 million in JBLU stock with ownership of nearly -8.463% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in JetBlue Airways Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 156 institutional holders increased their position in JetBlue Airways Corporation [NASDAQ:JBLU] by around 21,943,905 shares. Additionally, 193 investors decreased positions by around 51,891,186 shares, while 53 investors held positions by with 137,575,014 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 211,410,105 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. JBLU stock had 57 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,111,876 shares, while 68 institutional investors sold positions of 7,528,871 shares during the same period.

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