Delta Air Lines Inc. [DAL] is -2.81% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?


Delta Air Lines Inc. [NYSE: DAL] closed the trading session at $39.08 on 12/31/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $38.925, while the highest price level was $39.46. The company report on December 30, 2021 that Delta Air Lines Announces Webcast of December Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results.

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will hold a live conference call and webcast to discuss its December quarter and full year 2021 financial results at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

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A live webcast of this event will be available at An online replay will be available at the same site shortly after the webcast is complete.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -2.81 percent and weekly performance of -0.56 percent. The stock has been moved at -11.48 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 16.55 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -13.88 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 13.69M shares, DAL reached to a volume of 7137166 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Delta Air Lines Inc. [DAL]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for DAL shares is $51.84 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on DAL stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. 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.

Wolfe Research have made an estimate for Delta Air Lines Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on November 19, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on October 06, 2021, representing the official price target for Delta Air Lines Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Delta Air Lines Inc. is set at 1.54, with the Price to Sales ratio for DAL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.02. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 9.56, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 20.72. Price to Free Cash Flow for DAL in the course of the last twelve months was 156.62 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.80.

DAL stock trade performance evaluation

Delta Air Lines Inc. [DAL] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.56. With this latest performance, DAL shares gained by 16.55% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.48% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -2.81% 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 DAL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 53.30, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 57.12, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.98 for Delta Air Lines Inc. [DAL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 39.28, while it was recorded at 39.18 for the last single week of trading, and 42.59 for the last 200 days.

Delta Air Lines Inc. [DAL]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Delta Air Lines Inc. [DAL] shares currently have an operating margin of -48.44 and a Gross Margin at -38.23. Delta Air Lines Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -72.45.

Return on Total Capital for DAL is now -23.76, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -38.58. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -146.64, with Return on Assets sitting at -18.14. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Delta Air Lines Inc. [DAL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 2,317.34. Additionally, DAL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 95.86, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 49.37. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 2,160.23, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 89.36.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Delta Air Lines Inc. [DAL] managed to generate an average of -$167,365 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.04 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.25.Delta Air Lines Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Delta Air Lines Inc. [DAL] stock

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 DAL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Delta Air Lines Inc. go to 13.31%.

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Delta Air Lines Inc. [DAL]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $15,910 million, or 65.00% of DAL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DAL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 66,947,448, which is approximately 0.487% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 38,933,342 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.52 billion in DAL stocks shares; and CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, currently with $860.3 million in DAL stock with ownership of nearly 0.224% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Delta Air Lines Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 411 institutional holders increased their position in Delta Air Lines Inc. [NYSE:DAL] by around 31,492,818 shares. Additionally, 440 investors decreased positions by around 31,947,503 shares, while 187 investors held positions by with 343,682,936 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 407,123,257 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DAL stock had 96 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,702,083 shares, while 92 institutional investors sold positions of 5,793,307 shares during the same period.