Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating restated by equities researchers at Imperial Capital in a research note issued on Friday.

AAWW has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings from $54.00 to $58.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 13th. TheStreet upgraded Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 17th. Finally, Cowen and Company reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (up previously from $55.00) on shares of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings in a research report on Friday, February 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.00.

Analyst Recommendations for Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ:AAWW)

Shares of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ:AAWW) opened at 53.20 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $54.08 and a 200-day moving average price of $48.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.34 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.13 and a beta of 1.23. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has a 52 week low of $34.22 and a 52 week high of $59.60.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ:AAWW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 23rd. The company reported $2.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.25 by $0.01. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings had a negative net margin of 1.37% and a positive return on equity of 6.45%. The business earned $529.72 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $504.68 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.59 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 12.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will post $4.75 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings news, VP Keith H. Mayer sold 3,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.54, for a total transaction of $197,890.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 864 shares in the company, valued at approximately $48,850.56. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO William J. Flynn sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.25, for a total value of $251,250.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 261,958 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,163,389.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 65,635 shares of company stock worth $3,625,557 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of AAWW. Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings by 1.6% in the third quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 1,224,021 shares of the company’s stock valued at $52,413,000 after buying an additional 18,897 shares during the last quarter. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP boosted its position in Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings by 15.6% in the third quarter. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP now owns 227,711 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,751,000 after buying an additional 30,720 shares during the last quarter. Quotient Investors LLC purchased a new position in Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings during the third quarter valued at $450,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its position in Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings by 28.1% in the third quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 130,362 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,582,000 after buying an additional 28,601 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D boosted its position in Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings by 14.7% in the third quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 780,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $33,400,000 after buying an additional 100,000 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.27% of the company’s stock.

About Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc, (AAWW) is a holding company with a principal operating subsidiary, Atlas Air, Inc (Atlas). The Company is a provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, operating a fleet of 750 freighters, as well as operating 747 and 767 passenger aircraft and 767 freighters.

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