Media stories about American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Airlines Group earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the airline an impact score of 44.9739341021369 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Brokerages Expect American Airlines Group Inc (AAL) to Announce $0.57 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
- American Airlines Group (AAL) Upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com)
- American Airlines Group (AAL) PT Set at $62.00 by Stephens (americanbankingnews.com)
- Pilots from American Airlines and Learjet Spotted a UFO over Arizona in February (finance.yahoo.com)
- American Airlines Group (AAL) versus Its Peers Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com)
AAL has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Bank of America raised American Airlines Group from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut American Airlines Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Buckingham Research raised their price objective on American Airlines Group from $71.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $62.00 price target on shares of American Airlines Group in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Citigroup lifted their price target on American Airlines Group to $65.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. American Airlines Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $61.80.
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The airline reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.92 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $10.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.59 billion. American Airlines Group had a return on equity of 63.78% and a net margin of 4.55%. American Airlines Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.92 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that American Airlines Group will post 5.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, VP Derek J. Kerr sold 39,662 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.77, for a total transaction of $2,092,963.74. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 429,046 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $22,640,757.42. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO W Douglas Parker sold 224,572 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were 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 directly owns 1,925,242 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $100,728,661.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 302,416 shares of company stock valued at $15,826,647. Corporate insiders own 0.64% of the company’s stock.
About American Airlines Group
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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