Media coverage about American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Airlines Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the airline an impact score of 44.2063804865883 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

AAL has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of American Airlines Group from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $65.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of American Airlines Group in a report on Monday, September 25th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $47.00 target price on the stock. Raymond James Financial upgraded shares of American Airlines Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $58.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Airlines Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of American Airlines Group in a report on Monday, November 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $60.35.

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) traded up $0.18 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $58.34. 3,969,309 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,380,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.63, a current ratio of 0.65 and a quick ratio of 0.57. American Airlines Group has a fifty-two week low of $39.21 and a fifty-two week high of $59.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $27,920.00, a P/E ratio of 14.84, a PEG ratio of 5.25 and a beta of 0.99.

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The airline reported $1.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.02. American Airlines Group had a net margin of 4.71% and a return on equity of 64.92%. The business had revenue of $10.88 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.88 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.80 earnings per share. American Airlines Group’s revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that American Airlines Group will post 4.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO W Douglas Parker sold 224,572 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated 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 in the company, valued at $100,728,661.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Alberto Ibarguen sold 4,229 shares of the company’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 disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.64% of the company’s stock.

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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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