Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL):

  • 9/5/2017 – American Airlines Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – American Airlines Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $52.00 to $51.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 8/22/2017 – American Airlines Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $95.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/21/2017 – American Airlines Group was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $51.52 price target on the stock.
  • 8/17/2017 – American Airlines Group had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $54.00.
  • 8/7/2017 – American Airlines Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein.
  • 8/7/2017 – American Airlines Group was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “American Airlines performed well in the second-quarter of 2017 reporting better-than-expected earnings per share and revenues. Both metrics also improved on a year-over-year basis. Results were aided by strong passenger demand. Total revenue per available seat miles (TRASM: a key measure of unit revenue) improved 5.7% in the reported quarter. The company’s efforts to reward shareholders also raise optimism in the stock. During the second quarter, the company returned $500 million to its shareholders through dividends and buyback. Shares of the company have outperformed its industry in the last three months. However, high costs are likely to continue hurting bottom-line growth. Moreover, operating expenses in the second quarter climbed 11.1% due to the rise in fuel costs. American Airlines is also a highly leveraged company. “
  • 8/1/2017 – American Airlines Group was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating. They now have a $61.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $52.00.
  • 8/1/2017 – American Airlines Group had its price target raised by analysts at Bank of America Corporation to $61.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 7/31/2017 – American Airlines Group was upgraded by analysts at Cowen and Company from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $55.00.
  • 7/31/2017 – American Airlines Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Buckingham Research. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $68.00.
  • 7/30/2017 – American Airlines Group was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/24/2017 – American Airlines Group was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/23/2017 – American Airlines Group had its “in-line” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Imperial Capital. They now have a $49.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $43.00.
  • 7/17/2017 – American Airlines Group had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $53.00.
  • 7/13/2017 – American Airlines Group had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $58.00 to $67.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/13/2017 – American Airlines Group had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/10/2017 – American Airlines Group had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $49.00.

American Airlines Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) opened at 44.31 on Thursday. American Airlines Group, Inc. has a 52-week low of $33.90 and a 52-week high of $54.48. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $48.09 and a 200 day moving average of $46.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $21.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.00 and a beta of 0.98. American Airlines Group also was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 1,841 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 221% compared to the typical volume of 574 put options.

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The airline reported $1.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.87 by $0.05. American Airlines Group had a return on equity of 83.58% and a net margin of 5.02%. The business had revenue of $11.11 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.08 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.77 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that American Airlines Group, Inc. will post $5.07 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 28th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 14th were issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 10th. American Airlines Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 9.88%.

In related news, EVP Elise R. Eberwein sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.35, for a total value of $2,517,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 312,368 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,727,728.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Maya Leibman sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.97, for a total value of $479,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 161,476 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,746,003.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.64% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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