Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts

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ALK's total short interest was 6.78 million shares in November as published by FINRA. The transportation company reported $2.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.26 by ($0.02). Landscape Mngmt Limited Liability reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. Buckingham Research decreased their price objective on shares of Alaska Air Group from $98.00 to $91.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. Alaska Air Group has $145 highest and $9 lowest target. (NYSE:ALK) has risen 29.33% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.64% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q2 2017. (NYSE:ALK) shares were trading lower by -1.12 percent ($-0.7) at $61.72 a piece in Monday's session.

Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Alaska Air Group, Inc.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by CAMPBELL DAVID L on 08/11/2017, and was a disposition of 804 shares with a final price of $84.47. Zacks Investment Research's EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Alaska Air Group. (NYSE:ALK) rating on Friday, September 23.

Alaska Air Group (ALK) traded up $0.04 on Thursday, hitting $62.42. (NYSE:ALK) is 0.231568. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. (NYSE:ALK). Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Llc, New York-based fund reported 102,195 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd reported 43,186 shares. Kcm Investment Ltd Limited Liability Company has 2,889 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

According to Alaska Air Group, Inc.'s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 90.19%. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0.03% or 101,665 shares. The Altimeter Capital Management Lp holds 952,489 shares with $85.50M value, up from 935,449 last quarter. Imperial Capital maintained Alaska Air Group, Inc. Cannell Peter B & Company Inc acquired 83,725 shares as Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK)'s stock declined 12.45%. 235,250 were accumulated by Rhumbline Advisers. Moreover, Motley Fool Asset Management Llc has 3.24% invested in the company for 201,000 shares.

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Alaska Air Group, Inc is the holding company of Alaska Airlines (Alaska), Virgin America Inc, Horizon Air (Horizon) and other business units. The company has a market capitalization of $7,680.46, a P/E ratio of 8.48 and a beta of 1.01. It has a 9.94 P/E ratio. Its Mainline segment includes Alaska's and Virgin America's scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States, and in parts of Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba. The correct version of this report can be read at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/11/14/morgan-stanley-raises-alaska-air-group-inc-alk-price-target-to-91-00.html. Therefore 60% are positive. Alaska Air Group had 66 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

In conclusion, there are a number of signals that can be looked at in order to determine if a company will continue to grow earnings and if they are a good investment for a portfolio. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 1 by J.P. Morgan. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of HD in report on Monday, December 7 with "Outperform" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Cowen & Co. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Alaska Air Group's payout ratio is 19.26%. Comparatively, ALK is expected to grow at a 3.80% annual rate. Imperial Capital maintained Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:RMD) to report earnings on January, 22.

The Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of the stock is 1.01, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 2.18. Alaska Air Group's revenue was up 35.4% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Alaska Air Group, Inc. will post 6.8 EPS for the current year. (NYSE:ALK) over the past 52 weeks is 0.622. The insider SPRAGUE JOSEPH A sold 7,000 shares worth $635,947. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, two have given a buy recommendation and seven have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. Therefore 70% are positive.

Analysts await ResMed Inc. Mizuho maintained Tilly's Inc (NYSE:TLYS) on Wednesday, February 1 with "Neutral" rating. (NYSE:ALK) on Tuesday, April 5 to "Neutral" rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, August 17 by Argus Research. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Guggenheim given on Tuesday, January 5.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $523,308 activity. About 179,721 shares traded or 39.27% up from the average. Its up 0.04, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 3 investors sold Delta Apparel, Inc. shares while 18 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 408,700 were accumulated by Renaissance Techs Limited Liability Corp. Bkd Wealth Advisors Limited Liability Com holds 0.04% or 3,938 shares in its portfolio. Proshare Advsr Lc invested in 0.01% or 9,934 shares. Its up 5072.73% from 1,100 shares previously. Ing Groep Nv holds 6,325 shares.

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