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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for AAL. The highest price target was 95, implying a possible profit of 90 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 42, implying a possible loss of -16 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 9.09 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 18.1 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 6.49 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 10.94 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 9 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AAL to grow at a rate of 23.96 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of AAL is 0.51.

AAL has a 52-week high of 54.48 and a 52-week low of 33.00. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 51.52 percent, and 8.22 percent below the high. AAL has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.