|Bid||80.73 x 0|
|Ask||81.09 x 0|
|Day's Range||79.51 - 81.09|
|52 Week Range||71.28 - 85.88|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.27|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||1.90|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.40 (0.50%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA) stock has traded sideways for weeks, and if you don't know why, make sure to catch up on the latest news today.
Air Canada has filed a challenge with the federal government over Onex Corp.’s proposed takeover of WestJet Airlines Ltd., arguing that the deal could see Canada’s second largest airline fall under foreign control.
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Toronto's stock market will nudge higher over the rest of the year, but investors will need to wait until the second half of 2020 for the index to better April's record peak as global trade tensions weigh on company earnings, a Reuters poll found. The median forecast from a survey of 26 portfolio managers and strategists polled was for the Toronto market to rise 1.3% from last week's close to 16,445 by December. "It looks like we have moved into a common seasonal soft patch that could run through to October depending on how long it takes to get U.S.-China trade talks and Brexit sorted out," said Colin Cieszynski, chief market strategist at SIA Wealth Management.
Buyout firm Onex Corp pitched its offer at a rich 67% premium to the stock's Friday closing price, which would make it the world's biggest private equity-backed airline acquisition, according to Refinitiv data. Onex saw an opportunity in Canada's aviation market duopoly to build up the Calgary-based low-cost carrier against Air Canada, even in a country where high commercial aviation fees and surcharges are regularly derided by airlines, a source familiar with Onex's thinking told Reuters. "WestJet is a rather unique opportunity in a market dominated by (Air Canada)," said a second industry source.
The surprise offer for C$31 a share, a 67% premium to their closing price on Friday, sparked a surge in WestJet shares, which closed up 60% at $29.61. If completed, it would be the biggest private equity deal ever for an airline, according to Refinitiv data. If Onex obtains shareholder and regulatory approvals, the deal would help Schwartz get his hands on an airline two decades after he missed out on buying Air Canada, WestJet's bigger rival.