Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) in the last few weeks:

  • 2/12/2018 – American Airlines Group was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “American Airlines reported better-than-expected earnings per share and revenues in the fourth quarter of 2017. Additionally, both metrics improved on a year-over-year basis. Strong demand for air travel coupled with improving yields also aided results. The company's performance with respect to unit revenues was also encouraging in the quarter. Efforts to modernize its fleet too raise optimism in the stock. However, high costs have the potential to limit bottom-line growth going forward. Consolidated cost per available seat miles (excluding special items and fuel) is expected to increase 4% in the first quarter of 2018. Further, adding to its woes are its high debt levels. In fact, shares of the company have underperformed its industry in the last three months.”
  • 1/31/2018 – American Airlines Group was upgraded by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $62.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $52.59.
  • 1/31/2018 – American Airlines Group was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $59.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of American Airlines have outperformed its industry  in a year. Ushering in further good news, the company reported better-than-expected earnings per share and revenues in the fourth quarter of 2017. Additionally, both metrics improved on a year-over-year basis. Strong demand for air travel coupled with improving yields also aided results.  The company's performance with respect to unit revenues was also encouraging in the quarter. Efforts to modernize its fleet too raise optimism in the stock.  Furthermore, we are impressed with the company's efforts to reward shareholders. However, high costs have the potential to limit bottom-line growth going forward. Additionally, its high debt levels represent a major concern.”
  • 1/26/2018 – American Airlines Group had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $58.00 to $60.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/26/2018 – American Airlines Group had its price target raised by analysts at Buckingham Research from $71.00 to $75.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/26/2018 – American Airlines Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stephens. They now have a $61.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/11/2018 – American Airlines Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Buckingham Research. They now have a $71.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $66.00.
  • 1/11/2018 – American Airlines Group had its “in-line” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Imperial Capital. They now have a $53.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $47.00.
  • 1/11/2018 – American Airlines Group had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc to $65.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/10/2018 – American Airlines Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stephens. They now have a $62.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/9/2018 – American Airlines Group was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $64.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/5/2018 – American Airlines Group was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 12/27/2017 – American Airlines Group was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.

Shares of American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) traded up $1.73 during trading on Monday, hitting $50.09. The company had a trading volume of 5,433,404 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,771,517. American Airlines Group Inc has a 52 week low of $39.21 and a 52 week high of $59.08. The company has a current ratio of 0.61, a quick ratio of 0.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.73. The company has a market cap of $23,140.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.04 and a beta of 0.96.

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The airline reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.03. American Airlines Group had a return on equity of 63.78% and a net margin of 4.55%. The company had revenue of $10.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.59 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.92 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that American Airlines Group Inc will post 5.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 20th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 6th will be issued a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 5th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.80%. American Airlines Group’s payout ratio is currently 10.23%.

In other American Airlines Group news, CEO W Douglas Parker sold 224,572 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.32, for a total value 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 sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Alberto Ibarguen sold 4,229 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.60, for a total value of $201,300.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 306,645 shares of company stock worth $16,027,947. Corporate insiders own 0.69% of the company’s stock.

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.

Receive News & Ratings for American Airlines Group Inc Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for American Airlines Group Inc and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.