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Stocks Turn Active on Retreated Views: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL)

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) [Trend Analysis] knocking active thrust in leading trading session, shares a loss of -0.24% to 37.24 with around 4.63 Million shares have changed hands in this session. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over LUV performance. Out of the pool of analysts 10 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 10 analysts having BUY in current month.  Majority ranked Overweight from the pool of analysts.

The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $0.88 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $0.89. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $3.85 and for the one month was for $3.93 as compared to three months ago was for $4.41. Whereas, LUV received highest price target of 56.00 and low target of 32.50. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 46.99 as compared to current price of 37.24.

The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 10.42% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -26.85%. Similar, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as -2.53% and for the year was -1.61%, while the YTD performance remained at -12.92%. LUV has Average True Range for 14 days of 0.73.

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) [Trend Analysis] retains strong position in active trade, as shares scoring 0.85% to $35.55 in a active trade session, while looking at the shares volume, around 4.6 Million shares have changed hands in this session. Finally, analysts shed their light over the AAL price targets; maintaining price high target of 50.00 while at average the price target was 40.88 in contrast with the current price of 35.55. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 7 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 8 stands on similar situation; while 5 for the current month as compared to 2 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. While 1 stands at overweight and 1 analyst gave Underweight and 1 out of pool consider it as Sell for current month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Overweight.

The firm has institutional ownership of 77.20%, while insider ownership included 1.00%. AAL attains analyst recommendation of 2.40 with week’s performance of 0.17%. Investors looking further ahead will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is -11.00%.


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