Analyst Ratings for American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for AAL last month.

Of the 19 analysts covering the stock, 6 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 2 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

AAL was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 95, which equates to a potential upside of 90 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 42, implying potential capital losses of -16 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 9.09 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 18.1 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 6.49 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 10.94 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 9 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 9 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of AAL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 23.96 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. AAL has a PEG ratio of 0.51.

In the last 52-weeks, AAL has achieved a high of 54.48 and a low of 33.00. Today's price is 51.52 percent above the 52-week low, and 8.22 percent lower than its 52-week high. AAL has a P/E ratio of 12.21. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AAL value stock report compares AAL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AAL is $24.88 billion. AAL is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.