JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU] fell -35.81% so far this year. What now?

JetBlue Airways Corporation [NASDAQ: JBLU] gained 2.12% or 0.19 points to close at $9.14 with a heavy trading volume of 9113407 shares. The company report on August 11, 2022 that JetBlue Appoints Nik Mittal to Board of Directors.


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JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced the appointment of Nik Mittal to its board of directors. The independent director appointment is effective immediately, following unanimous approval by the company’s board of directors.

Mittal is currently president and co-portfolio manager of Molecule Ventures LLC, a New York City-based environmental markets investment firm he co-founded in 2020 focused on carbon assets and carbon markets globally. He is also a partner and lead investor in Plankton Energy LLC, a community solar developer in the Northeast as well as an advisor to CleanPlanet Chemical, a solvent waste management and recycling company. Mittal was previously a firm partner at JANA Partners LLC, where he helped direct the firm’s investment research and focused on public markets investing across multiple industries for more than a decade. He began his career as an investment banking associate at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette.

It opened the trading session at $9.12, the shares rose to $9.15 and dropped to $8.96, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for JBLU points out that the company has recorded -42.44% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -16.14% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 10.74M shares, JBLU reached to a volume of 9113407 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $9.88 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 3.10. 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.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for JetBlue Airways Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on August 04, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA Securities raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on August 03, 2022, representing the official price target for JetBlue Airways Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $14 to $9, while Susquehanna kept a Neutral rating on JBLU stock. On April 27, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for JBLU shares from 24 to 12.

The Average True Range (ATR) for JetBlue Airways Corporation is set at 0.34, with the Price to Sales ratio for JBLU stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.36. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.86, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.83. Price to Free Cash Flow for JBLU in the course of the last twelve months was 19.85 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

Trading performance analysis for JBLU stock

JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.30. With this latest performance, JBLU shares gained by 15.55% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -42.44% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -41.41% 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 58.99, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.57, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.07 for JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 8.72, while it was recorded at 8.80 for the last single week of trading, and 12.39 for the last 200 days.

JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU] shares currently have an operating margin of -15.12 and a Gross Margin at -12.09. JetBlue Airways Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -3.01.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -4.67, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.25.

JetBlue Airways Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.

An analysis of insider ownership at JetBlue Airways Corporation [JBLU]

There are presently around $2,096 million, or 77.90% of JBLU stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of JBLU stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 29,655,089, which is approximately 1.296% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 26,650,859 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $243.59 million in JBLU stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $191.22 million in JBLU stock with ownership of nearly -45.765% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in JetBlue Airways Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 189 institutional holders increased their position in JetBlue Airways Corporation [NASDAQ:JBLU] by around 27,153,700 shares. Additionally, 191 investors decreased positions by around 51,685,822 shares, while 67 investors held positions by with 150,448,885 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 229,288,407 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. JBLU stock had 54 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,846,336 shares, while 67 institutional investors sold positions of 12,105,390 shares during the same period.

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