American Airlines Group (AAL) Receiving Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Airlines Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the airline an impact score of 44.7115853162941 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of American Airlines Group (NASDAQ AAL) traded up $0.85 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $51.06. 7,929,521 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,585,586. The company has a market cap of $24,432.16, a P/E ratio of 10.48 and a beta of 0.99. American Airlines Group has a 12-month low of $39.21 and a 12-month high of $54.48. The company has a quick ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.63.

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The airline reported $1.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $10.88 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.88 billion. American Airlines Group had a net margin of 4.71% and a return on equity of 64.92%. The company’s revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $2.80 EPS. equities analysts expect that American Airlines Group will post 4.63 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 27th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th were given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.78%. American Airlines Group’s payout ratio is 10.18%.

AAL has been the topic of several research reports. Vetr upgraded shares of American Airlines Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $51.52 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, August 21st. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 price target on shares of American Airlines Group in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on shares of American Airlines Group from $52.00 to $51.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 price target on shares of American Airlines Group in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of American Airlines Group in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. American Airlines Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $59.83.

In other news, Director Alberto Ibarguen sold 4,229 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.60, for a total transaction of $201,300.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.64% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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American Airlines Group Company Profile

American Airlines Group Inc is a holding company. The Company’s primary business activity is the operation of a network air carrier, providing scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. The Company operates through American segment, which provides air transportation for passengers and cargo.

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