WestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA) Given New C$28.00 Price Target at Canaccord Genuity

WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSE:WJA) had its price target hoisted by Canaccord Genuity from C$27.50 to C$28.00 in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

WJA has been the topic of several other research reports. Macquarie cut shares of WestJet Airlines from a neutral rating to an underperform rating and reduced their price target for the stock from C$25.00 to C$24.00 in a research report on Monday, July 17th. AltaCorp Capital cut shares of WestJet Airlines from a sector perform rating to an underperform rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. TD Securities boosted their price target on shares of WestJet Airlines from C$29.00 to C$31.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. National Bank Financial upgraded shares of WestJet Airlines from an underperform rating to a sector perform rating and boosted their price objective for the company from C$21.50 to C$27.00 in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a market perform rating and set a C$25.00 price objective on shares of WestJet Airlines in a research report on Monday, June 26th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. WestJet Airlines currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of C$26.50.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th were given a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.03%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 12th.

In other news, insider Gregg Albert Saretsky sold 14,687 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$25.99, for a total transaction of C$381,715.13. Also, insider Marshall Wilmot sold 3,368 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of C$25.33, for a total transaction of C$85,311.44. Insiders have sold 18,355 shares of company stock worth $474,818 in the last quarter.

About WestJet Airlines

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canada-based company, which provides airline service and travel packages. The Company operates WestJet Vacations, which provides air, hotel, car and excursion packages, and WestJet Encore, which is a regional airline that operates a fleet of turboprop aircraft in a network of destinations in Canada and the United States.

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