Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) Analyst Coverage

The indicator is computed by using the average losses and gains of a stock over a certain time period. The fund bought 38,963 shares of the transportation company's stock, valued at approximately $3,497,000. Papa John's International, Inc. has 3 buy ratings, 2 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -21.97% from its high of $90.49 to a $2.59 billion market value through last close. (ALK) is a number of factors, including perhaps, a steady decrease of the profile of the company as insider activity takes center stage. (NASDAQ:PZZA), its shares were trading at $70.61 a retreat of $-1.95, on the trading floor. It has underperformed by 67.48% the S&P500. Smead Capital Management Inc sold 10,340 shares as Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK)'s stock declined 12.45%. Short shares grew from 4,706,619 to 4,770,386 over that timeframe.

According to Financial Times, The 14 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Alaska Air Group, Inc. have a median target of 97.00, with a high estimate of 125.00 and a low estimate of 87.00. The stock rose 1.01% or $0.77 reaching $76.99 per share. About shares traded. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) has risen 29.33% since October 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.63% the S&P500. Alaska Air Group (ALK)'s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -28.60. (NYSE:ALK). M Holding Securities holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. The stock of Alaska Air Group, Inc. The firm experienced a rise in short interest from August 31, 2017 to September 15, 2017 of 1.35%.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in 2017 Q2. The average daily volatility for the week was at 1.99%, which was -0.32 lower than that in the past month. It improved, as 51 investors sold ALK shares while 150 reduced holdings.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. 808,846 shares of the company's stock were exchanged. The total dollar value of all 123.57 million outstanding shares is 9.99 billion. Imperial Capital cut their target price on shares of Alaska Air Group from $101.00 to $98.00 and set an "in-line" rating for the company in a research note on Friday, March 31st. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, October 23. Cadence Limited Liability Corp stated it has 28,326 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board accumulated 11,500 shares. They expect $0.04 earnings per share, down 92.31% or $0.48 from last year's $0.52 per share.

On September 26 analysts at Macquarie began coverage of ALK with an initial rating of "Outperform". (NYSE:ALK) was sold by SPRAGUE JOSEPH A. Parametric Portfolio Ltd Liability Corp owns 479,653 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI acquired a new stake in Alaska Air Group during the first quarter valued at approximately $303,000. Alaska Air Group's dividend payout ratio is now 19.48%. Piermont Capital Mgmt Inc holds 9,480 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio.

Among 14 analysts covering Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Monday, May 29. The stock of Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ:ARDX) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 10 by Citigroup. (NYSE:ALK) on Friday, January 22 to "Buy" rating. Cowen & Co maintained Alaska Air Group, Inc. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Alaska Air Group in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. They now have a Dollars 87 price target on the stock. Morgan Stanley restated an "overweight" rating on shares of Alaska Air Group in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Buckingham Research upgraded the shares of ALK in report on Thursday, October 13 to "Buy" rating. Their average price target spell out an upbeat performance - a 23% and would give ALK a market capitalization of almost $12.17B.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $1.61 million activity. Alaska Air Group's dividend payout ratio is presently 19.48%.

The First Bancshares, a bank holding firm for The First, A National Banking Association. (NYSE:ALK) to report earnings on October, 19. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.48%. ALK's profit would be $302.60 million giving it 8.14 P/E if the $2.45 EPS is correct. Next quarter's EPS is expected be $1.56 with next year's EPS projected to be $7.87. Its up 1.41, from 1.89 in 2017Q1. Paloma Mgmt accumulated 34,151 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Vanguard Grp holds 0.01% or 3.72 million shares. Amazon Com Inc now has $471.18 billion valuation. Sit Investment Associates owns 253,530 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. Shelter Mutual Insurance Co, a Missouri-based fund reported 177,800 shares. Alps Advsrs has 7,274 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Insider ownership decreased by a total of 10360 shares, which suggests that ALK's key executives are feeling less optimistic about the outlook for the stock. The Baldwin Brothers Inc holds 38,483 shares with $3.45M value, up from 27,583 last quarter.

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