Analyst Ratings for Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL) have given it a consensus rating of Buy. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for DAL last month.

Of the 19 analysts covering the stock, 13 gave it a buy rating, 3 gave an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for DAL by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 80, which equates to a potential upside of 58.95 percent. The minimum price target given was 54, implying potential capital losses of 7.29 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 2.59 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 8.51 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 3.4 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 6.93 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 5 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 9 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of DAL to grow at a rate of 9.87 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, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of DAL is 1.02.

DAL has a 52-week high of 55.75 and a 52-week low of 35.84. Today's price is 40.43 percent above the 52-week low, and 9.72 percent below the high. DAL has a price/earnings ratio of 10.02. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DAL value stock report compares DAL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $36.26 billion. DAL is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.