Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV (NYSE:ASR) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 99,700 shares, a decline of 9.2% from the July 31st total of 109,800 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 68,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days. Currently, 0.4% of the company’s stock are sold short.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on ASR. Raymond James reiterated an “average” rating on shares of Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV in a report on Friday, July 19th. Itau BBA Securities upgraded Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, May 23rd. CIBC reiterated an “average” rating on shares of Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV in a report on Monday, July 15th. ValuEngine lowered Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 9th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $185.33.

ASR traded up $0.05 on Friday, hitting $152.62. The company had a trading volume of 2,142 shares, compared to its average volume of 89,108. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $146.85 and its 200 day moving average price is $158.82. Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV has a 1-year low of $127.95 and a 1-year high of $212.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 2.79 and a quick ratio of 2.79. The stock has a market cap of $4.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.81 and a beta of 0.58.

Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV (NYSE:ASR) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 22nd. The transportation company reported $2.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.25 by $0.23. Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV had a return on equity of 14.65% and a net margin of 34.55%. The firm had revenue of $212.92 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $212.72 million. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV will post 9.05 EPS for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Quantamental Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV by 250.0% in the 2nd quarter. Quantamental Technologies LLC now owns 700 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $113,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. WCM Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV by 1.4% in the 1st quarter. WCM Investment Management LLC now owns 18,069 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $2,923,000 after purchasing an additional 250 shares during the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $12,309,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV by 2.7% in the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 760,447 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $128,941,000 after purchasing an additional 20,023 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Investec Asset Management LTD lifted its holdings in Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV by 7.7% in the 2nd quarter. Investec Asset Management LTD now owns 252,231 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $40,889,000 after purchasing an additional 18,071 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 19.80% of the company’s stock.

About Grupo Aeroportuario dl Srst SAB CV

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S. A. B. de C. V. holds concessions to operate, maintain, and develop airports in the southeast region of Mexico. It operates nine airports that are located in the cities of CancĂșn, Cozumel, MĂ©rida, Huatulco, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Tapachula, and Minatitlan. The company provides aeronautical services, which include passenger, aircraft landing and parking, passenger walkway, and airport security services.

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