|Bid||30.59 x 0|
|Ask||30.60 x 0|
|Day's Range||30.55 - 30.60|
|52 Week Range||16.71 - 31.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||-0.24|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.50|
|Earnings Date||Oct 29, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.56 (1.83%)|
|1y Target Est||27.46|
CALGARY , Oct. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - As the airline founded on care, WestJet set out to do things differently and its latest advertising campaign, launched today, highlights what sets it apart through its continued commitment to treating people like people. Named TripAdvisor's best airline in Canada by the travelling public for three consecutive years, the campaign focuses on WestJet's award-winning guest service, no overbooking and being Canada's most on-time airline. "We want the travelling public to know that as we become a global network carrier, we will never lose sight of the caring WestJet touch," said Richard Bartrem , WestJet Vice-President Marketing Communications.
Air Canada has challenged Onex Corp's proposed acquisition of WestJet Airlines, on grounds that the deal may not meet the country's ownership rules, according to a letter sent by the carrier to the Canadian Transportation Agency. Toronto-based Onex's planned C$3.5 billion ($2.6 billion) buyout of Calgary-based WestJet has received approval from the carrier's shareholders and some regulators, but the agency is still reviewing whether the deal meets Canada's protective ownership laws. Under Canadian rules, foreigners cannot own more than 49% equity in a Canadian airline.
Air Canada has challenged Onex Corp's proposed acquisition of WestJet Airlines , on grounds that the deal may not meet the country's ownership rules, according to a letter sent by the carrier to the Canadian Transportation Agency. Toronto-based Onex's planned C$3.5 billion ($2.6 billion) buyout of Calgary-based WestJet has received approval from the carrier's shareholders and some regulators, but the agency is still reviewing whether the deal meets Canada's protective ownership laws.
CALGARY , Aug. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - WestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA.TO) ("WestJet") today announced that the Canadian Competition Bureau has granted unconditional approval for WestJet's proposed transaction with Onex Corporation ("Onex") (ONEX.TO) (the "Arrangement") by issuing a no-action letter. Ed Sims , WestJet's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Receiving unconditional approval from the Canadian Competition Bureau is another important step on our path to closing the transaction.
Investors are seeking additional protection in volatile credit markets by asking companies to increase guaranteed minimum returns on leveraged loans, as fears grow that falling US interest rates could drag Libor lower, hitting their returns. Floating-rate loans pay an interest margin plus Libor, but investors’ returns are falling as Libor rates tumble. Consulting firm Teneo, WestJet Airlines and urgent care provider CityMD added ‘Libor floors’ of 1% to boost guaranteed minimum returns on their leveraged loans, and protect investors against further drops in Libor as US interest rates fall.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") assigned ratings to Kestrel Bidco Inc. (dba "WestJet Airlines") consisting of a Ba3 corporate family rating (CFR), Ba3-PD probability of default rating, and Ba2 ratings to the company's proposed new senior secured revolving credit facility and senior secured first lien term loan. When the acquisition closes, expected around September, 2019, Moody's will withdraw all WestJet ratings, including its' Ba1 CFR, Ba1-PD PDR, Ba2 senior unsecured rating and SGL-2 liquidity rating, currently under review for possible downgrade.
WestJet Airlines Ltd, which is being acquired by Onex Corp, reported a surprise quarterly profit and better-than-expected revenue on Friday while many airlines have warned of financial hits from the grounding of the Boeing Co 737 MAX jets. WestJet, which has grounded its 13 737 MAX jets, said it had been able to re-accommodate the majority of passengers on alternate flights. The 737 MAX, which had been Boeing’s fastest-selling aircraft thanks to its fuel-efficient engines and longer range, was grounded worldwide in March after an Ethiopian Airlines plane plunged to the ground soon after take-off, five months after a similar Lion Air fatal crash off the coast of Indonesia.
CALGARY , July 26, 2019 /CNW/ - WestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA.TO) ("WestJet") today announced that the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta has granted a final order approving the previously announced proposed transaction with Onex Corporation ("Onex") (ONEX.TO) (the "Arrangement"). The Arrangement was approved by more than 92.5 per cent of shareholders and optionholders who voted at a special meeting of WestJet held on July 23, 2019 . The Arrangement is still subject to other conditions to closing, including receipt of the remaining regulatory approvals.