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Azul S.A is an airlines business with stocks listed in the US. Azul S-A shares (AZUL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$14.05 – an increase of 1.22% over the previous week.

How to buy shares in Azul S-A

  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 Azul S-A. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AZUL. 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 Azul S-A 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$14.05, 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 Azul S-A, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Azul S-A. 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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How has coronavirus impacted Azul S-A's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Azul S-A's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was US$14.05, which is 62.86% down on its pre-crash value of US$37.83 and 165.09% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as US$5.3.

If you had bought US$1,000 worth of Azul S-A shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth US$185.09 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth US$328.77.

Azul S-A share price

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Azul S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$14.05
52-week rangeUSD$5.3 - USD$44.55
50-day moving average USD$14.1846
200-day moving average USD$11.517
Target priceUSD$16.17
PE ratio 16.744
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.374

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Is it a good time to buy Azul S-A stock?

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Azul S-A price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.05 on 2020-10-20

1 week (2020-10-15) 1.59%
1 month (2020-09-22) -3.04%
3 months (2020-07-22) 11.95%
6 months (2020-04-22) 56.98%
1 year (2019-10-22) -63.97%
2 years (2018-10-22) -39.41%
3 years (2017-10-20) -48.69%
5 years (2015-10-18) N/A

Is Azul S-A under- or over-valued?

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

Azul S-A's P/E ratio

Azul S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Azul S-A shares trade at around 17x 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.

Azul S-A financials

Gross profit TTM US$4.9 billion
Return on assets TTM -2.19%
Return on equity TTM 116.51%
Profit margin -128.12%
Book value 6.888
Market capitalisation US$1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Azul S-A shares

There are currently 9.4 million Azul S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Azul S-A's "short interest". This figure is 14% down from 10.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Azul S-A shares can be evaluated.

Azul S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Azul S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Azul S-A shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Azul S-A shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). Azul S-A's SIR currently stands at 3.59. In other words for every 100,000 Azul S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3590 shares are currently held short.

However Azul S-A's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Azul S-A shares, or, against the total number of tradable Azul S-A shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Azul S-A's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Azul S-A shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Azul S-A shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Azul S-A.

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Azul S-A share dividends

We're not expecting Azul S-A to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Azul S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Azul S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$5.3 up to US$44.55. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AZUL.US volatility(beta: 1.42)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Azul S-A's is 1.4232. This would suggest that Azul S-A's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Azul S-A overview

Azul S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services in Brazil. As of December 31, 2019, it operated 916 daily flights to 116 destinations through a network of 249 non-stop routes with a fleet of 140 aircraft. The company is also involved in the aircraft financing, package holidays, loyalty programs, and investment fund activities. Azul S.A. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Barueri, Brazil.

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