Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK) shares are trading at lower $40.67 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $44.32.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $72.22 and the low is $20.02. Over the last 52 weeks, ALK is down -37.42% while the S&P 500 is up 13.97%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, ALK reported a profit of $-288.0 million. Alaska Air Group Inc. also saw revenues decrease to $421.0 million. The company’s EBITDA came in at -$181.0 million which compares well with its peers.
ALK booked profit margins of 11.50%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 18.60%, and its Return on Assets is 5.90%. All told, it is clear that, ALK needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. ALK has a short ratio of 1.66 and outstanding shares of 123.64M.
ALK has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 0.42. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as ALK has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Alaska Air Group Inc. ALK has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, ALK represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Alaska Air Group Inc. ALK is now commanding a market cap of 4.98B and a float of 123.06M. ALK is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of ALK stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in ALK, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.