How might the Webjet (ASX:WEB) share price perform in 2022?

Many brokers have come to a consensus on what 2022 will likely bring the Webjet share price.
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The Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) share price’s performance in 2021 was often mixed.

The company’s stock hit a low of $4.36 in May and a high of $6.89 in October.

At market close on Thursday, the Webjet share price finished trading at $5.19, just 2% higher than it was at the start of this year.

For context, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has gained 11% year to date.

So, with the company’s share’s value staying relatively stagnant on the whole in 2021, what might 2022 have in store?

Here’s what the experts predict.

What might 2022 bring for the Webjet share price?

In good news for the online travel agent’s shareholders, brokers’ consensus seems to be that the company’s shares will be moving upwards next year.

Goldman Sachs popped a $6.90 price target on the Webjet share price earlier this month, maintaining its ‘buy’ rating.

Additionally, it predicted dividends will be resumed in financial year 2023, giving hope for a payout in the final leg of 2022.

It also wasn’t worried about the Omicron variant, noting the company doesn’t have much exposure to the world’s most impacted regions.

UBS is also targeting $6.95 for the company’s shares while Morgans’ target is slight lower at $6.60.

That means the three leading brokers all believe that the Webjet share price has an upside of between 26% and 33%.

That bullishness is mirrored by Ausbil chair, chief investment officer, and head of equities Paul Xiradis.

Xiradis believes Webjet – as well as other travel shares – will see increased earnings in 2022 as borders continue to reopen.

Finally, the company itself is also predicting a successful 2022.

In its results for the first half of its financial year – which runs from 1 April to 31 March – the company predicted that over the course of its financial year 2022, its WebBeds business will become the leader in its market, its online travel agency will increase its market share, and that its GoSee business will undergo a “transformational opportunity”.

The company expects it will reach pre-COVID-19 booking volumes sometime between October 2022 and March 2023.

Still, the company continues to routinely come in as one of the ASX’s most shorted stocks.

That means not everyone is optimistic about the Webjet share price’s future.

The post How might the Webjet (ASX:WEB) share price perform in 2022? appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

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Motley Fool contributor Brooke Cooper has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Webjet Ltd. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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