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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AAL. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 95, implying potential capital gains of 90 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 42, which equates to a potential downside 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 9.09 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 18.1 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 6.49 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 10.94 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 9 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 9 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of AAL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Currently the stock is 51.52 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 8.22 percent. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.