Azul S.A. (NYSE:AZUL) traded at $13.6 at last check on Friday, Oct 16, making a downturn move of -1.66% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $13.83 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0.95 with the day’s price range being $13.52 – 13.76. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 0. In terms of its 52-week price range, AZUL has a high of $44.55 and a low of $5.3. The company’s stock has gained about -18.32% over that past 30 days.

Azul has a market cap of $1.46 Billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on November 05, 2020. With its Forward Dividend at 0 and a yield of 0%, the company’s investors could be worried for the AZUL stock to lose ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of -$1.08, with the EPS growth for the year declined at -$4.56 for 2020 and -$0.5 for next year. These figures represent -2.7% and at -0.89% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the AZUL stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of Hold, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of Hold.

Based on estimates by 12 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 7 have rated the Azul S.A. (AZUL) stock as a Hold, while 3 rate it as a Buy. 1 analysts rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas 1 suggests the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Hold and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Let’s briefly compare Azul (AZUL) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of -1.66% and -63.02% over the past 12 months for AZUL competes that of Southwest Airlines Company (LUV), which has seen its stock price rise 2.27% in the latest trading session and is -26.33% over the last one year. Another of its peers Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL) has climbed 0.41% today, but is -41.03% down over the past year, while Ryanair Hlds Plc (RYAAY) is also down -1.66% yet its price remains in the red at -63.02% over the same period. Southwest has a P/E ratio of 116.36 compared to Azul’s 0 and Delta’s 0. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 0.01% and 0.39%, respectively, in early deals.

Coming back to Azul S.A. (NYSE:AZUL), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 2.18 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 2.18 Million. Current shares outstanding are 113.94 Million.

According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 0% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 40.4%. The data shows that short shares as of September 29, 2020, stood at 9.39 Million at a short ratio of 3.59. This represents a 8.25% Short interest in Shares outstanding on September 29, 2020. Shares short dropped in September from the previous month at 10.92 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock -68.22% down in year-to-date price movement.