Traders Watch list: Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) & American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)

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Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK)

Alaska Air Group, Inc. is a holding company and has two principal subsidiaries: Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. Both subsidiaries operate as airlines. However, each subsidiary’s business plan, competition and economic risks differ substantially. Alaska is a major airline, operates an all jet fleet, and its average passenger trip length is 833 miles. Horizon is a regional airline, operates jet and turboprop aircraft, and its average passenger trip is 231 miles. Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million guests a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. The company transports more than 170 million pounds of cargo annually -including sea food, mail and freight – and operates the most extensive air cargo operation on the U.S. West Coast of any passenger airline.

Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK)’s Financial Overview

Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE) surged 1.17% yesterday to close its trading session at $64.14. The company has 1 year Price Target of $82.43. Alaska Air Group, Inc. has 52-Week high of $74.83 and 52-Week Low of $57.28. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 75.46 and 52-Week Low on 57.28. The stock traded with the volume of 1.37 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $7.9 Billion.

Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $1.91/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $1.81/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.1 a share with a surprise factor of 5.5%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 5.33 Percent, SMA50 of -0.71 Percent and SMA200 of 0.76 percent. Alaska Air Group, Inc. has P/S value of 0.97 while its P/B value stands at 2.08. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 7.2 percent, Return on Equity of 22 percent and Return on Investment of 13.4 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 54.4 percent and 9.3 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.1 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 15 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Alaska Air Group Inc have a median target of 83.00, with a high estimate of 110.00 and a low estimate of 62.00. The median estimate represents a +29.40% increase from the last price of 64.14.

Alaska Air Group, Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 01/24/2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 7 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.65. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.83.

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)

American Water Works Company, Inc. is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. The Company committed to customer service, operational excellence and delivering high-quality, reliable drinking water and other water-related management services. Their primary business involves the ownership of water and wastewater utilities that provide water and wastewater services to residential, commercial and industrial customers, treating and delivering the water.

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)’s Financial Outlook

The 12 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for American Water Works Company Inc have a median target of 101.00, with a high estimate of 105.00 and a low estimate of 83.00. The median estimate represents a +11.43% increase from the last price of 90.64.

American Water Works is estimated to report earnings on 02/19/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 5 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.69. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.69.

According to Zacks Investment Research, American Water Works has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.89. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined -0.13% and closed its last trading session at $90.64. The company has the market capitalization of $16.39 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $98.18 and 52-Week low of $76.04. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 98.18 and 52-Week low on 76.04. The company has volume of 723481 shares. The company has a total of 180.84 Million shares outstanding.

American Water Works (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $1.2/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $1.17/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.03. This shows a surprise factor of 2.6 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -0.14 percent. Beta for American Water Works stands at 0.2 while its ATR (average true range) is 2.04. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.61%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.42%%.

American Water Works has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -0.74%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -1.26 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 3.85%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 2.2 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 8.1 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 6.7% with Gross margin of 57.4 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 33.1% and 13.3% respectively.

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