News articles about American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Airlines Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the airline an impact score of 46.1887871717607 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of American Airlines Group (NASDAQ AAL) traded up $0.01 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $48.66. 2,326,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,069,805. The firm has a market cap of $23,278.98, a PE ratio of 9.99 and a beta of 0.97. American Airlines Group has a 12-month low of $39.21 and a 12-month high of $54.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.63, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a current ratio of 0.65.

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The airline reported $1.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $10.88 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.88 billion. American Airlines Group had a net margin of 4.71% and a return on equity of 64.92%. The firm’s revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.80 EPS. analysts predict that American Airlines Group will post 4.63 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 27th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.82%. American Airlines Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 10.18%.

AAL has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of American Airlines Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, July 30th. Cowen and Company raised shares of American Airlines Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $55.00 to $57.00 in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Buckingham Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price target (up from $68.00) on shares of American Airlines Group in a research note on Monday, July 31st. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised shares of American Airlines Group from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $52.00 to $61.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Bank of America Corporation upped their price target on shares of American Airlines Group to $61.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. American Airlines Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $58.47.

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In other American Airlines Group news, Director Alberto Ibarguen sold 4,229 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.60, for a total transaction of $201,300.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Ray M. Robinson sold 3,476 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.76, for a total transaction of $162,537.76. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 29,938 shares in the company, valued at $1,399,900.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.64% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

American Airlines Group Company Profile

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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