|Bid||25.80 x 2900|
|Ask||25.87 x 900|
|Day's Range||25.39 - 26.04|
|52 Week Range||25.14 - 43.89|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.88|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.62|
|Earnings Date||Oct 23, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.40 (1.57%)|
|1y Target Est||39.24|
Angry parents say American Airlines left their children with disabilities stranded at an airport for several hours without proper meals or supervision. The nine kids were returning from a Virginia summer camp when a flight delay forced them to spend the night in a room for unaccompanied minors. Jericka Duncan reports.
The world's largest airline has had plenty to contend with this year on the labor front, but it got a little something to be happy about this week.
Aer Lingus hopes to gain in Chicago from Norwegian Air’s pain in other markets. Aer Lingus, the flagship Irish carrier that flies nonstop between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Dublin, Ireland twice daily, commenced a massive fall fare sale within hours of low-fare international carrier Norwegian Air's announcement Thursday that it would cease all flying from markets in the United States to all cities in Ireland, effective mid-September.
Envoy Air and the union which represents its 5,000 customer service agents ratified a new contract that means higher wages for employees, the two sides announced Wednesday.
American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co are bumping thousands of passengers off airplanes after their Boeing 737 MAX fleet's was grounded in mid-March following two fatal crashes. The Federal Aviation Administration reported Thursday that American denied seats to 69,924 passengers voluntarily in the first six months of 2019, up from 28,409 in the same period last year, while involuntarily denying boarding to 5,022 passengers, up from 678 in the same period last year. Southwest denied seats to 22,364 people voluntarily through June, compared with 10,364 in the first half of 2018, while it involuntarily denied boarding to 2,525, up from 1,045 in the first six months of 2018.
San Jose and Seattle are the two U.S. destinations on which Air Canada will launch service with its new Airbus next spring.
The Federal Aviation Administration banned passengers from bringing certain MacBook Pro laptops aboard flights after Apple recalled hundreds of thousands of computers in June citing a battery issue, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The FAA Twitter account posted this tweet on July 10, alerting passengers that recalled batteries should not be brought aboard aircraft.
After much clamoring from airlines, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued updated guidance on the issue of animals aboard flights.
The topsy-turvy ride for stock traders continues this morning with U.S. stock futures pointing toward a sizeable down gap at the open. Yesterday's gains are being completely unwound.Source: Shutterstock Heading into the open, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are down 1.46%, and S&P 500 futures are lower by 1.42%. Nasdaq-100 futures have lost 1.57%.In the options pits, call volume spiked sharply yesterday underlying the excitement surrounding the market rally. Specifically, about 19.9 million calls and 17.5 million puts changed hands on the session.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe enthusiasm was felt at the CBOE as well, with the single-session equity put/call volume ratio falling to 0.66. Meanwhile, the 10-day moving average held its ground at 0.74. Based on the wickedness of today's open, however, I suspect both metrics to end with bearish readings today.Options traders came after calls throughout the session, boosting volumes in Amgen (NYSE:AMGN), American Airlines Group (NYSE:AAL) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).Let's take a closer look: Amgen (AMGN)The direction of Amgen shares reversed in a big way this week after the biotech behemoth won a patent dispute against Novartis (NYSE:NVS). Over the past three sessions, AMGN stock has rocketed 12% higher on massive volume. The rally pushed shares back to last year's highs, and they now stand a whisper from breaking out to record levels. * 15 Growth Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul In the short run, AMGN is extended and deserving of a breather. Consolidation or a pullback will allow its moving averages to catch-up and make for a more sustainable uptrend. That said, any weakness should be viewed as a buying opportunity.On the options trading front, traders went cuckoo for calls. Activity ballooned to 1,314% of the average daily volume, with 275,296 total contracts traded; 96% of the trading came from call options alone. The catalyst for such a groundswell in call demand is the company's looming ex-dividend date. Amgen's next quarterly payment of $1.45 will be paid out to shareholders of record and investors used call options to snatch-up short-term control of the stock to gain access to the payout.Implied volatility has been falling this week and now sits at 24% or the 29th percentile of its one-year range. Premiums are baking in daily moves of $3.08 or 1.5%, so set your expectations accordingly. American Airlines (AAL)The news was light for American Airlines Group, but that didn't prevent traders from swarming its options. In an otherwise ordinary day, we saw options activity jump to 270% of the average daily volume, with 107,237 total contracts traded. Calls slightly outpaced puts to claim 55% of the session's sum.Ever since last month's earnings took the wind out of its sails, AAL stock has been declining. It has now lost 21% in three weeks and will soon test its 52-week low at $27.02. Of course, weakness isn't new for AAL. It has been in a cyclical decline for two years and has already lost over 53% of its value. Until we see resistance levels breached, buyers should cast their lines elsewhere. There are much more attractive fish to catch.Implied volatility remains, tucked near the middle of its 2019 range. It's at 41% or the 31st percentile, and premiums are pricing in daily moves of 71 cents or 2.6%. Apple (AAPL)Apple stock led the charge during Tuesday's roaring rally in the Nasdaq for one simple reason. It dodged Chinese tariffs for this year's iPhones. Here's the skinny if you want all the details.Before we get too excited over yesterday's jump, keep in mind the overnight whacking for stocks is taking a bite out of Apple's gains. The stock is set to open down 2.4%. Time will tell if the positive news is enough to keep AAPL stock aloft while the rest of the market grapples with growing recession concerns. * 7 Stocks the Insiders Are Buying on Sale The post-earnings slide found support at $192.50, so that's the line in the sand to watch. If broken, this year's ascent is in a heap of trouble. Until then, ignore the chop and focus on the bigger picture, which still points higher.On the options trading front, traders favored calls throughout the day. Total activity swelled to 137% of the average daily volume, with 686,707 contracts traded. Calls added 59% to the day's take.With uncertainty easing, implied volatility sunk to 29% or the 35th percentile of its one-year range. That means traders are now pricing in daily movement of $3.87 or 1.9%.As of this writing, Tyler Craig didn't hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Check out his recently released Bear Market Survival Guide to learn how to defend your portfolio against market volatility. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 15 Growth Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul * 5 More Cloud Stocks With Plenty of Potential * 5 Clean Energy ETFs to Buy for 2019 The post Wednesday's Vital Data: Amgen, American Airlines and Apple appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Kerry Philipovitch, senior vice president of Customer Experience at American Airlines Group, Inc., sees technology playing a key role in the evolution of air travel.
Shares of American Airlines (NYSE:AAL) have been under pressure ever since early 2018, as the airline has been hit by one headwind after the other. American Airlines stock dropped more than 50% from January 2018 to August 2019.Source: Shutterstock First, rising oil prices hit the company's margins hard in early 2018. Then, recession fears and slowing global demand hurt AAL stock in late 2018.Early this year - just as things were starting to get better for American Airlines - Boeing'(NYSE:BA) had massive problems with its MAX 737 plane. The subsequent grounding of those planes created under-capacity issues for American Airlines which have weighed on its margins and profits.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe last 20 months have been ugly for AAL stock. But there's reason to believe that American Airlines stock is now a good opportunity for investors.The headwinds which have hit AAL stock hard over the past 20 months will inevitably fade. That will probably happen soon. Oil prices should fall for the foreseeable future, thanks to rising supply and falling demand. Demand for air travel will remain strong, thanks to healthy global labor conditions. The 737's difficulties will be solved, and those planes should start flying again by late 2019. * 15 Growth Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul All in all, by the end of 2019, American Airlines could be benefiting from strong demand, low oil prices and full capacity. That will be a winning combination for American Airlines stock. Since those improvements aren't priced into AAL stock today, American Airlines stock could be due for a big comeback rally between now and the end of the year. Things Will Get Better for American AirlinesAmerican Airlines stock has tumbled over the past 20 months because the outlook and optics surrounding the company have been consistently negative. Heading into the end of 2019, that should change tremendously.Over the past 20 months, American Airlines has dealt with rising oil prices (which killed its margins in early 2018), slowing demand (which caused its revenue growth to decelerate in late 2018), and the grounding of the 737s (which pushed down its volumes and added cost pressure). Given that backdrop, it's no wonder AAL stock has dropped over 50% since early 2018.Over the next year, the outlook and optics of American Airlines will change for the better. Oil prices likely won't rise meaningfully in the near-term. The oil market is being flooded with new supply. Oil supply outstripped oil demand by 900,000 barrels per day in the first half of 2019, according to IEA. At the same time, the global economy is heading into a manufacturing recession, according to many experts, and that will inevitably weigh on oil demand. Thus, going forward, oil prices should drift lower.Meanwhile, demand for airplane travel should remain robust. Younger consumers value experiences over products, and traveling is one of their most coveted experiences, creating a strong, non-cyclical tailwind for American Airlines. At the same time, labor conditions globally are very good, featuring low unemployment rates and rising wages. That means consumers have both the appetite and ability to travel, implying that airline demand should remain healthy for the foreseeable future.Last, but not least, the MAX 737 groundings are just temporary. These planes will get back up in the air within the next year. When they do, American Airlines' capacity issues will be resolved, and air-traffic-volume growth will come back into the picture. American Airlines Stock Hasn't Priced in the Upcoming ImprovementOver the next year, American Airlines' performance will improve dramatically. That will lead to a huge rally by AAL stock, mostly because the stock today doesn't price in any improvement, let alone a dramatic improvement.American Airlines stock trades at 5.6-times analysts' average forward earnings estimate. That's dirt-cheap. Historically, AAL stock has traded at a forward price-earnings multiple north of seven, and its forward P/E ratio has often been above eight. Meanwhile, the average forward P/E multiple across the entire airline industry today is indeed north of eight.Thus, AAL stock trades at a dirt-cheap forward earnings multiple that is discounted both relative to its history and the valuation of the entire airline sector today. Clearly, no good news is priced into AAL stock at this point.As good news does materialize over the next 12 months, then AAL stock will jump. Simple modeling (based on low-single-digit-percentage revenue growth, gradual margin expansion and some share buybacks) implies that American Airlines can realistically net earnings per share of about $7.50 by 2025. Based on a forward multiple of eight, that implies a 2024 price target for AAL stock of $60. Discounted back by 10% per year, that equates to a 2019 price target of about $37.Thus, fundamentals indicate that within the next few months, AAL stock can surge 30%. The Bottom Line on AAL StockAmerican Airlines stock has been killed over the past twenty months, and the downturn was justified.But there's opportunity in the rubble of this collapse. Specifically, over the next 12 months, the fundamentals, outlook, and optics of AAL should all meaningfully improve. As they do, depressed AAL stock looks well-positioned to stage a big comeback rally.I'm a buyer of American Airlines on weakness ahead of that comeback rally. I think that AAL stock could exceed $35 within the next few months.As of this writing, Luke Lango did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities, but may initiate a long position in AAL within the next 72 hours. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 15 Growth Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul * 5 More Cloud Stocks With Plenty of Potential * 5 Clean Energy ETFs to Buy for 2019 The post The Collapse of American Airlines Stock Has Created an Opportunity appeared first on InvestorPlace.
American says the mechanics unions have caused "untold harm in customer goodwill" and asked the court to order sanctions.
North Texas saw a flurry of new activity in the Iceland market last year. That service was short-lived.
Call it an unusual twist in farewells to iconic aircraft. American Airlines has upended the typical way this sort of thing is done and let the aircraft leaving the fleet, the McDonald Douglas MD-80, pen its own farewell letter to 130,000 American employees and tens of millions of passengers who have flown the twin-engine plane since AA put it into service 36 years ago. This missive also makes more tearful than it might otherwise be the MD-80’s last-ever scheduled commercial flight that will land at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on the morning of Sept. 4.
A new report out on Tuesday from OAG details how British Airways is making a mint on one particular route, and United Airlines looks to have taken notice.
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US airline stocks fell on Monday. The airline industry appears to be bearing the brunt of political unrest across the globe and trade war worries.
The impressive second-quarter 2019 earnings reports of Copa Holdings (CPA) and Azul (AZUL) further highlight the strong demand for air travel.
The shares have hit hard times since the release of the company's latest earnings report, along with the impact of some operational problems during the quarter coming to light.
American filed a lawsuit in May against the union group after stalled contract negotiations that were being overseen by a federal mediator. At the time, American said alleged disruption by the mechanics had caused hundreds of flight cancellations and even more maintenance delays. The union group denied the accusations in court.
American Airlines scored a victory against the unions which represent its mechanics in federal court Monday. U.S. District Judge John McBryde granted a permanent injunction against the Association — a joint venture of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and Transport Workers Union which together represent American's mechanics — ordering them not to interfere with American Airlines Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL) operations going forward. American has contended for months that a mechanic slowdown is forcing it to cancel hundreds of flights, adding to a rough summer of operations in which American has cancelled more flights than competitors.