Analysts’ Recommendations Stocks Traders Alert: American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) & Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ:CENX)

On Tuesday, Shares of American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) gained 2.97% to $48.48. The share price is trading in a range of $46.97 – 48.51. The stock exchanged hands with 7.48 million shares contrast to its average daily volume of 5.89 million shares.

American Airlines Group (AAL) recently stated December and full year 2016 traffic results.

American Airlines Group’s total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were 18.2 billion, down 0.8 percent as compared to December 2015. Total capacity was 22.6 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 0.5 percent as compared to December 2015. Total passenger load factor was 80.6 percent, down 1.0 percentage point as compared to December 2015.

The Company anticipates its fourth quarter 2016 total revenue per available seat mile (TRASM) to be flat to up 2 percent year-over-year. In addition, the Company anticipates its fourth quarter pre-tax margin apart from special items to be between 7 percent and 9 percent. TRASM has improved from prior guidance of between down 1 percent and up 1 percent and pre-tax margin has improved from prior guidance of 6 percent to 8 percent due mainly to improving yields.

American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) have shown a high EPS growth of 57.90% in the last 5 years and has earnings growth of -43.90% yoy. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.50 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, “hold” within the 3 range, “sell” within the 4 range, and “strong sell” within the 5 range). The stock appeared -4.27% below its 52-week highs and is up 3.83% for the last five trades.

Shares of Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ:CENX) inclined 5.63% to $9.01. The share price of the stock surged 153.8% for the year.

Analysts give CENX a mean recommendation of 3.00. The company has grown 19.81% in past 3 months and in the last five trades has moved up 5.26%. The stock has earnings growth of -3.60% yoy and showed a low EPS growth of -24.00% over the past five years. The stock’s price moved up its 200-day moving average of $7.70. The stock is presently trading down its SMA-50 of $9.33.

 

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