News articles about Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Air Transport Services Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 45.7655550527349 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG) opened at $24.74 on Friday. Air Transport Services Group has a fifty-two week low of $14.97 and a fifty-two week high of $26.75. The company has a current ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.62. The stock has a market cap of $1,425.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of -18.89 and a beta of 1.97.

Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The transportation company reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.01. Air Transport Services Group had a negative net margin of 7.77% and a positive return on equity of 16.62%. The company had revenue of $254.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $256.13 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.14 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 31.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Air Transport Services Group will post 0.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Air Transport Services Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $22.00 price target (up from $20.00) on shares of Air Transport Services Group in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Air Transport Services Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Stephens reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $29.00 price target (up from $27.00) on shares of Air Transport Services Group in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Cowen set a $27.00 price target on shares of Air Transport Services Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.86.

In other Air Transport Services Group news, Director Joseph Edward Roux sold 10,012 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.61, for a total value of $236,383.32. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 27,862 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $657,821.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider W Joseph Payne sold 7,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.37, for a total transaction of $175,275.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 162,560 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,799,027.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 25,012 shares of company stock valued at $591,523 over the last ninety days. 2.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Air Transport Services Group

Air Transport Services Group, Inc (ATSG) is a holding company. The Company provides airline operations, aircraft leases, aircraft maintenance and other support services primarily to the cargo transportation and package delivery industries. It offers aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) for specified cargo operations.

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