Short Interest in American Airlines Group, Inc. (AAL) Rises By 4.1%

(NASDAQ:AAL) by 12.9% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. Traders bought 1,841 put options on the stock. FMR LLC raised its position in shares of American Airlines Group by 56.3% in the first quarter. Regent Investment Management LLC raised its stake in American Airlines Group by 13.9% in the first quarter. The Stelliam Investment Management Lp holds 1.72M shares with $12.04M value, up from 535,000 last quarter.

Hourglass Capital Llc decreased its stake in American Airls Group Inc (AAL) by 23.11% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. FNY Managed Accounts LLC now owns 2,810 shares of the airline's stock valued at $141,000 after buying an additional 1,672 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans raised its stake in American Airlines Group by 0.6% in the second quarter. Counselors reported 0.11% of its portfolio in American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL). The stock has a market cap of $24.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.61 and a beta of 0.96. American Airlines Group has a 1-year low of $33.90 and a 1-year high of $54.48.

It is now trading at $48.17 quite a bit lower than the 50 day moving average of $51.03 and marginally over the 200 day moving average of $46.87. The New York-based Metropolitan Life Insur New York has invested 0.09% in American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL). The airline reported $1.92 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.87 by $0.05. American Airlines Group had a return on equity of 81.88% and a net margin of 5.47%. The business had revenue of $11.11 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.08 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.77 EPS. The business's quarterly revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter a year ago. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $4.03 and is expected to be $5.12 for the current year with 487,009,000 shares now outstanding. American Airlines Group, Inc. recently announced a dividend to be paid on Monday the 28th of August 2017. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.82%. The ex-dividend date is set for Thursday the 10th of August 2017. American Airlines Group's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 9.88%.

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Alliancebernstein LP Holds Position in Pure Storage, Inc. (PSTG)
BidaskClub lowered shares of Pure Storage from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Also, CFO Timothy Riitters sold 10,248 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 6th.

Other firms have also shifted positions in (AAL).

On August 1 the company was upgraded to "Overweight" from "Overweight" in a report issued by JP Morgan. Finally, FNY Managed Accounts LLC increased its stake in shares of American Airlines Group by 146.9% in the second quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of American Airlines Group from an "overweight" rating to a "neutral" rating and cut their target price for the stock from $59.00 to $52.00 in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Vetr downgraded shares of American Airlines Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $46.04 target price on the a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $53.57.

In other news, VP Derek J. Kerr sold 104,223 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $5,211,150.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 591,195 shares in the company, valued at $29,559,750. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Executive Vice President Elise R. Eberwein unloaded 33,400 stocks of the company's shares in a trade dated Fri, Jun 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.74, for a total transaction of $1,661,316.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 187,623 shares of company stock worth $9,389,966 in the last ninety days. First Trust Advsrs Limited Partnership owns 1.15M shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Cibc Asset Mgmt Inc has invested 0.02% in American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL). The Company's primary business activity is the operation of a network air carrier, providing scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. The Company's cargo division provides a range of freight and mail services with facilities and interline connections available across the globe.

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