Azul stock: buy or sell?

AZUL stock price: $8.87 11.99% At close on April 6th, 2020

Updated on:
April 6th, 2020

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After sliding a chilling -6.19% on Friday, Azul closed today at $8.87 and skyrocketed a super good 11.99%. Last session broke a streak of 4 red days in a row.

Azul S.A. operates as an airline company in Brazil. It provides passenger and cargo air transportation services. As of September 30, 2017, the company operated 755 daily flights to 104 destinations through a network of 197 non-stop routes with a fleet of 118 aircraft.

Should I buy Azul stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best time to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Azul stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Azul stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for AZUL stock for the last 30 days.

Azul stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding for 4 sessions, Monday Azul skyrocketed a super good 11.99%, closing at $8.87.

After sliding a chilling -6.19% on Friday, Azul closed today at $8.87 and skyrocketed a super good 11.99%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on Feb/24, AZUL fell $-28.96 per share (-76.55%). AZUL is soaring again after a 49.72% correction from its last top on Mar 26th at $14.16. On January, AZUL hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on January tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

AZUL stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding a spooky -44.44% in a week last week, Azul closed this week at $8.87 and boosted an outstanding 11.99%.

Not so far away is the last all-time high Azul marked late January, but since then it dropped a 80.09%. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down by mid February, AZUL fell $-32.65 per share (-78.64%). Trading stocks that are below the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average mark is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support.

AZUL stock chart (weekly)

Azul stock price history

Azul stock went public on April 11th, 2017 with a price of $22.001. Since then, AZUL stock sliced a -59.70%, with a yearly average of -29.90%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Azul stock historical price chart

AZUL stock reached all-time highs on January with a price of $44.55.

Azul stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we have not found any price target for Azul stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, Azul missed the estimates of the analysts and posted a bloodcurdling EPS of $0.31 per share when experts were expecting $0.49.
AZUL earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a0.05n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.03n/a
2017-Q3-n/a0.16n/a
2017-Q42018-03-080.410.83102.4%
2018-Q12018-05-100.380.5750.0%
2018-Q22018-08-09-0.15-0.11n/a
2018-Q32018-11-080.080.25212.5%
2018-Q42019-03-140.490.31-36.7%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw an astounding gain of 17.51% to $9,153.36 M dollars. On the other hand, its earnings margin (compared to sales) decreased to 4.59%, that is $420.28 million.

AZUL annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$5,230 M-$21 M0.4%-
2014$5,803 M10.96%$-65.04 M-1.1%-414.05%
2015$6,258 M7.84%$-1,074.90 M-17.2%1,552.68%
2016$6,670 M6.59%$-126.31 M-1.9%-88.25%
2017$7,790 M16.79%$529 M6.8%-518.80%
2018$9,153 M17.51%$420 M4.6%-20.55%

Quarterly financial results

Azul reported $2,429.16 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -0.51% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-145.12 M with a profit margin of -5.97%. Profit margin plummed a -10.75% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 4.78%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Azul sales marked a brilliant increase and boosted a 11.12%.
AZUL quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$1,870 M-$55 M3.0%-
2017-Q2$1,720 M-8.02%$-34 M-2.0%-161.39%
2017-Q3$632 M-63.28%$64 M10.2%-289.93%
2017-Q4$2,186 M246.11%$297 M13.6%361.21%
2018-Q1$2,213 M1.25%$211 M9.5%-29.22%
2018-Q2$2,018 M-8.83%$-45 M-2.2%-121.38%
2018-Q3$2,442 M21.00%$117 M4.8%-359.11%
2018-Q4$2,429 M-0.51%$-145 M-6.0%-224.46%

Azul ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

Azul shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.00% of all shares.

In case of Azul stock, 40.85% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for AZUL stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Azul:

AZUL
Market cap$1.0 B
Total shares113.8 M
Float shares86.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)40.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Azul summary

Monday, April 6th, 2020
Open$8.51
Close$8.87
Day range$8.34 - $9.08
Previous close$7.92
Session gain11.99%
Average true range$2.17
50d mov avg$26.36
100d mov avg$33.28
200d mov avg$35.28
Daily patternlb01a
Weekly pattern

Azul performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We picked as the bechmarking frame for Azul stock.
Stock3m6m12m
AZULAzul-78.84%-75.92%-65.87%

Azul competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Azul competitor. This doesn't mean Azul does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.