Why Avianca Holdings S.A. (AVH) Shares Are Crashing -1.16 Percent Today

Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE:AVH) is one of the worst performers on the stock market today. At current price of $4.25, the shares have already lost -0.05 points (-1.16% lower) from its previous close of $4.3. Should you buy or avoid them? The stock sets an active trading volume day with a reported 2443 contracts so far this session. AVH shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 135.79 thousand shares, but with a 41.6 million float and a 1.18% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for AVH stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $4.61 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 8.47% from where the AVH share price has been trading recently.

During the recent trading session for Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE:AVH), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.01 over a week and tumble down $-0.19 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $5.1, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be higher. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 02/26/19. The recent low of $2.55 stood for a -15.46% since 08/27/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is less than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.

Looking at the current readings for Avianca Holdings S.A., the two-week RSI stands at 41.98. This figure suggests that AVH stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current AVH readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 27.98% at this stage. This figure means that AVH share price today is being overbought.

Technical chart claims that Avianca Holdings S.A. (AVH) would settle between $4.34/share to $4.39/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $4.25 mark, then the market for Avianca Holdings S.A. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $4.21 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.02. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at JP Morgan lowered their recommendation on shares of AVH from Overweight to Neutral in their opinion released on November 23. BofA/Merrill analysts have lowered their rating of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE:AVH) stock from Neutral to Underperform in a separate flash note issued to investors on October 29. Analysts at JP Morgan released an upgrade from Neutral to Overweight for the stock, in a research note that dated back to February 20.

AVH equity has an average rating of 3, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 5 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 3 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 2 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while others rated it as a sell. 1 analysts rated Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE:AVH) as a buy or a strong buy while 1 advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, AVH stock price is currently trading at 6.98X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 0 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 11. Avianca Holdings S.A. current P/B ratio of 1 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 2.3.

Avianca Holdings S.A. (AVH)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly -5.6% to hit $1.22 billion, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over -3.3% from $4.89 billion to a noteworthy $4.73 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Avianca Holdings S.A. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 166.7% to hit $0.32 per share. For the fiscal year, AVH’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -415% to hit $-1.03 per share.