ValuEngine upgraded shares of Avianca (NYSE:AVH) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday, ValuEngine reports.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of GCP Applied Technologies from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, May 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $5.88.

AVH opened at $4.07 on Monday. Avianca has a twelve month low of $2.88 and a twelve month high of $6.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.26, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a current ratio of 0.48. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $3.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $336.60 million, a PE ratio of 4.47 and a beta of 0.91.

Avianca (NYSE:AVH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 16th. The transportation company reported ($0.52) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.54) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.15 billion. Avianca had a negative net margin of 1.79% and a negative return on equity of 10.46%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Avianca will post -0.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. grew its holdings in Avianca by 11.4% during the 1st quarter. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. now owns 2,832,272 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $11,612,000 after acquiring an additional 289,967 shares during the period. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP grew its holdings in Avianca by 8.3% during the 1st quarter. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP now owns 438,300 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,795,000 after acquiring an additional 33,700 shares during the period. RWC Asset Advisors US LLC acquired a new position in shares of Avianca in the 4th quarter valued at $1,509,000. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Avianca by 231.6% in the 4th quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 35,313 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 24,664 shares during the period. Finally, Two Sigma Advisers LP acquired a new position in shares of Avianca in the 4th quarter valued at $56,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 5.89% of the company’s stock.

About Avianca

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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