Headlines about American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Airlines Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the airline an impact score of 44.0759448384699 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Airline ETF Gains Speed on Upbeat Outlook (finance.yahoo.com)
- Flying! United, American Send Airlines Soaring (finance.yahoo.com)
- This airline is offering up to $45K signing bonuses for pilots (finance.yahoo.com)
- American Joins United In Raising This Key Forecast; Delta Q4 On Deck (finance.yahoo.com)
- Former American Airlines general counsel recalls turbulent years (finance.yahoo.com)
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on AAL shares. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of American Airlines Group in a report on Monday, September 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of American Airlines Group from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $65.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of American Airlines Group in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Barclays raised shares of American Airlines Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $55.00 to $65.00 in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, Buckingham Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of American Airlines Group in a report on Friday, October 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $60.16.
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The airline reported $1.42 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.40 by $0.02. American Airlines Group had a net margin of 4.71% and a return on equity of 64.92%. The firm had revenue of $10.88 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.88 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $2.80 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that American Airlines Group will post 4.66 EPS for the current year.
In other American Airlines Group news, Director Alberto Ibarguen sold 4,229 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.60, for a total transaction of $201,300.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO W Douglas Parker sold 224,572 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.32, for a total transaction of $11,749,607.04. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,925,242 shares in the company, valued at $100,728,661.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.69% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
About American Airlines Group
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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