Media coverage about American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) has trended neutral recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. American Airlines Group earned a news impact score of 0.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news articles about the airline an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted American Airlines Group’s score:
- American Airlines prices unsecured senior notes due 2022 (seekingalpha.com)
- Airlines face scramble to restore 737 MAX flights once regulators approve fix (finance.yahoo.com)
- American Airlines Group Announces Pricing of Unsecured Senior Notes (marketwatch.com)
- American Airlines Group (AAL) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.33 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Fears of flying Boeing’s 737 MAX won’t get in way of price conscious ticket shoppers – Reuters/IPSOS poll (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of analysts have recently commented on AAL shares. Macquarie set a $53.00 target price on American Airlines Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 29th. Deutsche Bank cut American Airlines Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $28.81 to $35.63 in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Citigroup dropped their price target on American Airlines Group from $59.00 to $56.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 8th. Imperial Capital restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $43.00 price target (down previously from $46.00) on shares of American Airlines Group in a research report on Friday, March 15th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded American Airlines Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, January 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.94.
Shares of AAL stock opened at $31.74 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 6.98, a P/E/G ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 1.54. American Airlines Group has a 52-week low of $28.81 and a 52-week high of $45.82.
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 26th. The airline reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $10.58 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.61 billion. American Airlines Group had a negative return on equity of 356.47% and a net margin of 3.15%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.75 EPS. Equities analysts expect that American Airlines Group will post 5.1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 22nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 8th will be issued a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 7th. American Airlines Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 8.79%.
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American Airlines Group Company Profile
American Airlines Group Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a network air carrier. It provides scheduled air transportation services for passengers and cargo. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated a mainline fleet of 956 aircraft. It serves 350 destinations in approximately 50 countries, principally from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, DC The company was formerly known as AMR Corporation and changed its name to American Airlines Group Inc in December 2013.
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