American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows

News articles about American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Airlines Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the airline an impact score of 46.9377686881431 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

NASDAQ:AAL opened at $39.48 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $18.08 billion, a PE ratio of 8.27, a P/E/G ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 0.98. American Airlines Group has a fifty-two week low of $35.64 and a fifty-two week high of $59.08. The company has a quick ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -25.16.

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 26th. The airline reported $1.63 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.59 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $11.64 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $11.67 billion. American Airlines Group had a return on equity of 151.06% and a net margin of 3.75%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.92 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that American Airlines Group will post 4.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 21st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 7th were paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, August 6th. American Airlines Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 8.20%.

A number of brokerages have commented on AAL. BidaskClub cut shares of American Airlines Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 12th. Citigroup reduced their price target on shares of American Airlines Group from $59.00 to $56.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 29th. Buckingham Research reduced their price target on shares of American Airlines Group from $75.00 to $63.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, June 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American Airlines Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 12th. Finally, Imperial Capital upgraded shares of American Airlines Group from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price target for the company from $49.00 to $56.00 in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. American Airlines Group presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.50.

About American Airlines Group

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, 2017, the company operated a mainline fleet of 948 aircraft. It serves 350 destinations in approximately 50 countries, principally from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Phoenix, as well as in 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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