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How Have Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) EPS Forecasts Changed?

20 December 2017

Wal now has $287.68 billion valuation. The stock increased 10.23% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $11.31. About 129 shares traded. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 1.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 60% are positive. The Massachusetts-based Geode Cap Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.04% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. The financial firm found the stock of ALK quite attractive and now has a target of $90 with a key "Buy" rating. JP Morgan maintained the stock with "Underweight" rating in Thursday, February 4 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $87 target in Thursday, July 23 report. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $89.0 target. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, April 5. As per Thursday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. As per Wednesday, November 1, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan.

Examining Institutional Ownership at Alaska Air Group, Inc. The Altimeter Capital Management Lp holds 952,489 shares with $85.50M value, up from 935,449 last quarter. Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHR) was reduced too. Its up 3.72, from 1.4 in 2017Q1. Wagner Bowman stated it has 2,550 shares. The insider WALTON ALICE L sold $37.94M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q2 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It improved, as 62 investors sold DG shares while 193 reduced holdings. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 20,788 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,362,237.64. Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd Company has 110,847 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Martingale Asset Mgmt LP has 0.75% invested in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Citadel Advsr reported 64,723 shares. California-based Schnieders Capital Ltd Llc has invested 0.38% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Goldman Sachs Group holds 860,278 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. (NYSE:BIOA). Sabby Management Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.24% in BioAmber Inc. (NYSE:ALK) or 38,483 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn accumulated 396,887 shares. (NYSE:ALK). Magnetar Fincl Lc holds 0.02% or 12,235 shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada reported 500 shares. Weiss Multi has 170,250 shares. Quantitative Inv Management Ltd Liability holds 0.04% or 27,100 shares in its portfolio. Two Sigma Lc holds 0.06% or 3,423 shares. Therefore 67% are positive. Alibaba had 156 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) on Thursday, October 26 with "Buy" rating. Jefferies upgraded Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Credit Suisse has "Neutral" rating and $90 target. (NYSE:ALK) rating on Thursday, October 26. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, August 20. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 8,610 shares of the transportation company's stock worth $657,000 after buying an additional 4,386 shares during the last quarter. (NYSE:ALK) has "In-Line" rating given on Friday, March 31 by Imperial Capital. On Tuesday, October 6 the stock rating was initiated by Guggenheim with "Buy".

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $408,160 activity. (NYSE:ALK) shares with value of $202,167 were sold by HARRISON ANDREW R. Catalyst Capital Advisors Llc sold 113,110 shares as the company's stock declined 12.45% while stock markets rallied.

Smith increased its stake in Alaska Air Group Inc (Put) (ALK) by 34.24% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shoker Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Silgan Holdings Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.24B market cap company. The firm operates through three divisions: Mainline, Regional, and Horizon. It has a 56.33 P/E ratio.

Alaska Air Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passengers and cargo air transportation services primarily in the United States.

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The stock decreased 1.88% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $72.18. Deutsche Bank maintained Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has risen 29.33% since December 19, 2016 and is uptrending.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q2 2017. (NYSE:ALK)'s Buy count is 1 and Strong Buy is 8 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 0 and 3, respectively.

The analysts offering 12 month price targets for Alaska Air Group, Inc. have a median target of $81, with a high estimate of $115 and a low estimate of $70. The transportation company reported $2.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.26 by ($0.02). Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 0.70 as current ratio. Axa owned about 0.18% of Alaska Air Group worth $17,344,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Alaska Air Group, Inc is the holding company of Alaska Airlines (Alaska), Virgin America Inc, Horizon Air (Horizon) and other business units. (NYSE:ALK). Tanaka Cap Mgmt, a New York-based fund reported 19,832 shares. Howe And Rusling invested in 96 shares. Bradley Foster And Sargent Ct accumulated 0.05% or 13,306 shares. Moreover, Carroll Financial Associate has 0.01% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc.

Several analysts have recently commented on ALK shares. Stephens Inc Ar reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). New Mexico Educational Retirement Board stated it has 11,500 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Lazard Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability owns 0.02% invested in Silgan Holdings Inc. Comerica Natl Bank holds 144,705 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement System has 196,327 shares. Engines Advisors Limited Liability invested in 42,233 shares or 0.17% of the stock.

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