Westjet Airlines

WJA-T

TSE:WJA

30.40
0.08 (0.26%)
WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canadian low-cost airline founded in 1996. It began as a low-cost alternative to the country's competing major airlines.
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Analysis and Opinions about WJA-T

Signal
Opinion
Expert
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 3, 2017

They now have more than one type of aircraft, and instead of just a North American company, they are flying to Europe and want to fly to Asia. Looking at the possibility of ultra low-cost carriers coming in. In the US, the constraining factor is gate capacity at the airports, but it is not as limited in Canada. This company and Air Canada are vulnerable to a well financed ultra low-cost competitor.

Westjet Airlines (WJA-T)
October 3, 2017

They now have more than one type of aircraft, and instead of just a North American company, they are flying to Europe and want to fly to Asia. Looking at the possibility of ultra low-cost carriers coming in. In the US, the constraining factor is gate capacity at the airports, but it is not as limited in Canada. This company and Air Canada are vulnerable to a well financed ultra low-cost competitor.

David Baskin
President, Baskin Wealth Management
Price
$27.060
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 20, 2017

Airlines really come down to being a high fixed cost model. On borrowing money, interest rates are low. Also, oil prices are low. They’ve had good growth. Announced they are going to launch an ultra low-cost carrier, which should bode well for them. Be aware that when rates go up and energy prices increase, that will have an effect on airlines.

Westjet Airlines (WJA-T)
September 20, 2017

Airlines really come down to being a high fixed cost model. On borrowing money, interest rates are low. Also, oil prices are low. They’ve had good growth. Announced they are going to launch an ultra low-cost carrier, which should bode well for them. Be aware that when rates go up and energy prices increase, that will have an effect on airlines.

Zachary Curry
Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager, Davis-Rea Ltd.
Price
$26.970
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 11, 2017

For the next 3 to 6 months it is hard to see the stock moving up. It has moved up a lot on the expectation that results would be expected to improve. He would not move into it now. Expenses might run up as they acquire 787s for international service.

Westjet Airlines (WJA-T)
September 11, 2017

For the next 3 to 6 months it is hard to see the stock moving up. It has moved up a lot on the expectation that results would be expected to improve. He would not move into it now. Expenses might run up as they acquire 787s for international service.

Teal Linde
Portfolio Manager & Publisher, Linde Equity Report, Linde Equity Report
Price
$25.680
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
August 23, 2017

Its price momentum went sideways for a while. It scores in the top ten in terms of valuation now. 12 times PE and it recently beat expectations.

Westjet Airlines (WJA-T)
August 23, 2017

Its price momentum went sideways for a while. It scores in the top ten in terms of valuation now. 12 times PE and it recently beat expectations.

Jason Mann
CIO & Co-Founder, Edgehill Patners
Price
$25.850
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
July 11, 2017

This just had a positive transit last week up through $24.06. It is up again today at 1.5%. He has a model price of $36.38, a 48% positive differential. As oil prices go down, the fare money falls to the bottom line.

This just had a positive transit last week up through $24.06. It is up again today at 1.5%. He has a model price of $36.38, a 48% positive differential. As oil prices go down, the fare money falls to the bottom line.

Brian Acker, CA
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Inves, Acker Finley Inc.
Price
$24.910
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 28, 2017

(A Top Pick June 3/16. Up 3.34%.) When he picked this, it was best in class in ROI and the valuation was very reasonable at 3.6X EV to EBITDA, and less than 9X earnings. It is still reasonably valued at 4X EV to EBITDA. However, they missed on earnings. He is no longer in this stock.

(A Top Pick June 3/16. Up 3.34%.) When he picked this, it was best in class in ROI and the valuation was very reasonable at 3.6X EV to EBITDA, and less than 9X earnings. It is still reasonably valued at 4X EV to EBITDA. However, they missed on earnings. He is no longer in this stock.

Jason Mann
CIO & Co-Founder, Edgehill Patners
Price
$23.130
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 8, 2017

What they are looking to do will cost them a lot of money. He likes flying with them, but it does not mean he will buy shares in the company. Air Transat is his favourite Canadian airline.

What they are looking to do will cost them a lot of money. He likes flying with them, but it does not mean he will buy shares in the company. Air Transat is his favourite Canadian airline.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$23.010
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 24, 2017

Low interest rates and low fuel prices are great for airlines and are definitely working for Air Canada (AC-T), and to a lesser degree Westjet. He doesn’t own airlines because it tends to be a high fixed cost model. This airline is getting into a low-cost carrier model, following Air Canada. Pilots are coming into a union, and thinks there are a lot of headwinds on this company.

Low interest rates and low fuel prices are great for airlines and are definitely working for Air Canada (AC-T), and to a lesser degree Westjet. He doesn’t own airlines because it tends to be a high fixed cost model. This airline is getting into a low-cost carrier model, following Air Canada. Pilots are coming into a union, and thinks there are a lot of headwinds on this company.

Zachary Curry
Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager, Davis-Rea Ltd.
Price
$22.450
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 16, 2017

He is not a buyer of airlines in this environment. (Has never owned stocks.) This is such a cyclical business, and they are subject to large losses. This company has focused on their core niches and have done an outstanding job. Like all companies, they are looking for growth and are starting to fly in all other kinds of places where there is more competition. That is a bit of a warning sign.

He is not a buyer of airlines in this environment. (Has never owned stocks.) This is such a cyclical business, and they are subject to large losses. This company has focused on their core niches and have done an outstanding job. Like all companies, they are looking for growth and are starting to fly in all other kinds of places where there is more competition. That is a bit of a warning sign.

Lorne Steinberg
President & Portfolio Manager, Lorne Steinberg Wealth Management Inc
Price
$22.360
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 5, 2017

*SHORT* This has been a long time Short for him, particularly after the announcement this week that they are now going spend $6.5 billion on a brand-new 787 Dreamliner. A week before that, they announced they were going to launch an ultra low cost carrier. Yield of 2.6%. (Analysts’ price target is $23.)

*SHORT* This has been a long time Short for him, particularly after the announcement this week that they are now going spend $6.5 billion on a brand-new 787 Dreamliner. A week before that, they announced they were going to launch an ultra low cost carrier. Yield of 2.6%. (Analysts’ price target is $23.)

Jerome Hass
Portfolio Manager, Lightwater Partners
Price
$22.360
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 2, 2017

Airlines are not exactly bastions of free cash flow. They are going to be challenged for the next while, having such a large base in Western Canada. Unless oil comes roaring back, they are going to be challenged for growth and, as a result, will have to move further and further into direct competition with Air Canada (AC-T), which usually never works out well for airlines. There are better names to own.

Airlines are not exactly bastions of free cash flow. They are going to be challenged for the next while, having such a large base in Western Canada. Unless oil comes roaring back, they are going to be challenged for growth and, as a result, will have to move further and further into direct competition with Air Canada (AC-T), which usually never works out well for airlines. There are better names to own.

Daniel Lloyd
Portfolio Manager, Forge First Asset Management
Price
$22.100
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 16, 2017

There is a fair bit of positive news on airlines, including low fuel prices and low interest rates. There is also a positive pick up in economic growth. Times are working in their favour in terms of economic growth, energy prices and interest rates. You have to be really careful for when and if those change.

There is a fair bit of positive news on airlines, including low fuel prices and low interest rates. There is also a positive pick up in economic growth. Times are working in their favour in terms of economic growth, energy prices and interest rates. You have to be really careful for when and if those change.

Zachary Curry
Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager, Davis-Rea Ltd.
Price
$22.380
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 8, 2017

Doesn’t own airlines, because he always felt it was a difficult sector. Too many variables that can hurt the stock. This has been hurt because of Alberta. If he were going to look at an airline, it would probably be this one, because you are seeing Calgary and oil slowly getting better. These are hard stocks to own, and would suggest using them as a trade, rather than a hold for the long-term.

Doesn’t own airlines, because he always felt it was a difficult sector. Too many variables that can hurt the stock. This has been hurt because of Alberta. If he were going to look at an airline, it would probably be this one, because you are seeing Calgary and oil slowly getting better. These are hard stocks to own, and would suggest using them as a trade, rather than a hold for the long-term.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$21.870
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 24, 2017

This airline continues to grow and they are adding new routes constantly. They are relatively fully booked. Profits have been rising. A great name.

Westjet Airlines (WJA-T)
February 24, 2017

This airline continues to grow and they are adding new routes constantly. They are relatively fully booked. Profits have been rising. A great name.

Bill Shaw
Partner & Portfolio Manager, Exponent Investment Management
Price
$21.820
Owned
Unknown
WATCH
WATCH
December 30, 2016

The chart shows the downtrend has been broken, and the stock is starting to base. It is fairly progressive with some of the lows getting a little higher. He likes the look of the chart, but would want to see it break out. He likes transports in general for the next few months from a seasonal point of view.

Westjet Airlines (WJA-T)
December 30, 2016

The chart shows the downtrend has been broken, and the stock is starting to base. It is fairly progressive with some of the lows getting a little higher. He likes the look of the chart, but would want to see it break out. He likes transports in general for the next few months from a seasonal point of view.

Keith Richards
Portfolio Manager, ValueTrend Wealth Management
Price
$23.040
Owned
Unknown
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