How to buy Allegiant Travel Company shares

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Allegiant Travel Company is an airlines business with stocks listed in the US. Allegiant Travel Company shares (ALGT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$191.42 – an increase of 2.97% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Allegiant Travel Company

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Allegiant Travel Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ALGT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Allegiant Travel Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$191.42, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Allegiant Travel Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Allegiant Travel Company. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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Allegiant Travel Company share price

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Allegiant Travel Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
52-week rangeUS$60.06 - US$197.13
50-day moving average US$182.0991
200-day moving average US$142.6988
Target priceUS$203.33
PE ratio 12.7309
Dividend yield US$2.8 (3.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$8.686

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Is it a good time to buy Allegiant Travel Company stock?

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Allegiant Travel Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $191.42 on 2021-01-22

1 week (2021-01-15) 2.97%
1 month (2020-12-24) 6.80%
3 months (2020-10-23) 34.54%
6 months (2020-07-24) 68.53%
1 year (2020-01-24) 10.65%
2 years (2019-01-25) 57.19%
3 years (2018-01-25) 22.55%
5 years (2016-01-25) 20.40%

Is Allegiant Travel Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Allegiant Travel Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Allegiant Travel Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Allegiant Travel Company's P/E ratio

Allegiant Travel Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Allegiant Travel Company shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Allegiant Travel Company's EBITDA

Allegiant Travel Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$80.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Allegiant Travel Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Allegiant Travel Company financials

Revenue TTM US$1.2 billion
Gross profit TTM US$673.6 million
Return on assets TTM -0.92%
Return on equity TTM -12.32%
Profit margin -7.86%
Book value 44.472
Market capitalisation US$3.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Allegiant Travel Company shares

There are currently 1.1 million Allegiant Travel Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Allegiant Travel Company's "short interest". This figure is 81% up from 602,513 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Allegiant Travel Company shares can be evaluated.

Allegiant Travel Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Allegiant Travel Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Allegiant Travel Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Allegiant Travel Company shares traded daily (recently around 182696.48241206). Allegiant Travel Company's SIR currently stands at 5.97. In other words for every 100,000 Allegiant Travel Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5970 shares are currently held short.

However Allegiant Travel Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Allegiant Travel Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Allegiant Travel Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Allegiant Travel Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Allegiant Travel Company shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.113% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Allegiant Travel Company shares, roughly 113 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Allegiant Travel Company.

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Allegiant Travel Company share dividends

We're not expecting Allegiant Travel Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Allegiant Travel Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Allegiant Travel Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$60.06 up to US$197.13. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALGT.US volatility(beta: 1.7)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Allegiant Travel Company's is 1.7033. This would suggest that Allegiant Travel Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Allegiant Travel Company overview

Allegiant Travel Company, a leisure travel company, provides travel services and products to residents of under-served cities in the United States. The company offers scheduled air transportation on limited-frequency, nonstop flights between under-served cities and leisure destinations. As of February 14, 2020, it operated a fleet of 94 Airbus A320 series aircraft. The company also provides air-related services and products in conjunction with air transportation, including convenience fees, advance seat assignments, travel protection products, change fees, priority boarding, food and beverage purchases on board, and other air-related services, as well as use of its call center for purchases. In addition, it offers third party travel products, such as hotel rooms and ground transportation, such as rental cars and hotel shuttle products; and air transportation services through fixed fee agreements and charter service on a year-round and ad-hoc basis. Further, the company leases spare engines to a third party; offers management solutions to golf courses; and operates a golf course and family entertainment centers. Allegiant Travel Company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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