American Airlines Group Inc. [AAL] Stock trading around $21.55 per share: What’s Next?

American Airlines Group Inc. [NASDAQ: AAL] loss -2.18% or -0.48 points to close at $21.55 with a heavy trading volume of 27006159 shares. The company report on April 14, 2021 that UATP to Offer Pay in 4 With PayPal for Airfare Purchases Across its Airline Partners.

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Travelers receive the benefit of splitting their purchase into four equal payments with the same purchase protection expected with a PayPal purchase.

UATP announced it is broadening its work with PayPal to include Pay in 4 as an option for airfare purchased via UATP Merchant Airlines. With Pay in 4 from PayPal, customers pay for their purchases in four interest-free payments and merchants get paid up front.*.

It opened the trading session at $21.97, the shares rose to $21.985 and dropped to $21.37, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for AAL points out that the company has recorded 76.21% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -161.21% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 51.54M shares, AAL reached to a volume of 27006159 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about American Airlines Group Inc. [AAL]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AAL shares is $17.44 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AAL stock is a recommendation set at 3.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for American Airlines Group Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underweight, with their previous recommendation back on April 06, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Jefferies raised their target price from $15 to $25. The new note on the price target was released on March 30, 2021, representing the official price target for American Airlines Group Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $23, while Deutsche Bank analysts kept a Buy rating on AAL stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for American Airlines Group Inc. is set at 1.02, with the Price to Sales ratio for AAL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.80.

Trading performance analysis for AAL stock

American Airlines Group Inc. [AAL] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.94. With this latest performance, AAL shares dropped by -12.75% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 76.21% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 86.26% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AAL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 40.36, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 28.80, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.84 for American Airlines Group Inc. [AAL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 21.67, while it was recorded at 22.13 for the last single week of trading, and 15.65 for the last 200 days.

American Airlines Group Inc. [AAL]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and American Airlines Group Inc. [AAL] shares currently have an operating margin of -65.68 and a Gross Margin at -42.21. American Airlines Group Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -51.25.

Return on Total Capital for AAL is now -33.75, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -30.40. Additionally, AAL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 120.11, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 66.15.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, American Airlines Group Inc. [AAL] managed to generate an average of -$86,514 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 11.21 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.28.American Airlines Group Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.

American Airlines Group Inc. [AAL]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, American Airlines Group Inc. posted -2.65/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -2.33/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -13.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for AAL.

An analysis of insider ownership at American Airlines Group Inc. [AAL]

There are presently around $7,012 million, or 51.50% of AAL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AAL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 58,198,918, which is approximately 9.98% of the company’s market cap and around 1.00% of the total institutional ownership; PRIMECAP MANAGEMENT CO/CA/, holding 47,666,106 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.03 billion in AAL stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $678.41 million in AAL stock with ownership of nearly 8.33% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in American Airlines Group Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 320 institutional holders increased their position in American Airlines Group Inc. [NASDAQ:AAL] by around 71,433,692 shares. Additionally, 180 investors decreased positions by around 17,103,892 shares, while 111 investors held positions by with 236,832,111 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 325,369,695 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AAL stock had 127 new institutional investments in for a total of 13,575,140 shares, while 63 institutional investors sold positions of 3,624,396 shares during the same period.

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