Avianca Holdings SA (NYSE:AVH) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and three have issued a hold recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $7.75.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on AVH shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Avianca from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. ValuEngine raised shares of Avianca from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Avianca from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $8.00 to $6.50 in a research note on Friday, November 23rd. Finally, Bank of America cut shares of Avianca from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 29th.

AVH traded up $0.02 during trading on Friday, hitting $4.59. 1,200 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 59,813. Avianca has a twelve month low of $3.61 and a twelve month high of $9.76. The company has a market cap of $384.09 million, a P/E ratio of 11.48 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.44, a current ratio of 0.58 and a quick ratio of 0.53.

Avianca (NYSE:AVH) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 14th. The transportation company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16. The company had revenue of $1.23 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.25 billion. On average, analysts expect that Avianca will post 0.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Avianca by 8.2% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 176,308 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,138,000 after buying an additional 13,364 shares in the last quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Avianca by 79.7% in the 2nd quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC now owns 24,208 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 10,740 shares in the last quarter. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. raised its position in shares of Avianca by 52.8% in the 3rd quarter. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. now owns 2,071,149 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $11,640,000 after purchasing an additional 715,377 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of Avianca by 5.4% in the 3rd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,403,510 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $7,888,000 after purchasing an additional 71,294 shares during the last quarter. Finally, River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP raised its position in Avianca by 64.3% during the 3rd quarter. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP now owns 404,600 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $2,276,000 after buying an additional 158,400 shares during the last quarter. 5.82% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Avianca Company Profile

Avianca Holdings SA, through its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Colombia, Europe, South America, and internationally. It also offers aircraft maintenance, crew training, and other airport services to other carriers, as well as travel and cargo related services to its customers.

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