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Delta Air Lines (DAL) Stock Moves -0.93%: What You Should Know

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Delta Air Lines (DAL) closed the most recent trading day at $44.96, moving -0.93% from the previous trading session. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.3% loss on the day.

Coming into today, shares of the airline had gained 12.74% in the past month. In that same time, the Transportation sector lost 3.15%, while the S&P 500 lost 3.58%.

Investors will be hoping for strength from DAL as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be October 13, 2021. The company is expected to report EPS of $0.17, up 105.15% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $8.36 billion, up 173.1% from the prior-year quarter.

DAL's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of -$3.91 per share and revenue of $28.26 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +63.66% and +65.33%, respectively.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for DAL should also be noted by investors. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 15.9% lower. DAL is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

The Transportation - Airline industry is part of the Transportation sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 190, which puts it in the bottom 26% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

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