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Is Delta Air Lines, Inc.(NYSE: DAL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/3/2007. Delta Air Lines, Inc. is in the Major Airlines industry and Services sector. Average volume for Delta Air Lines, Inc., is 11419.88, and so far today it has a volume of 7124300. Performance year to date since the 5/3/2007 is -26.50%.

To help you determine whether Delta Air Lines, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 5.99 and forward P/E is 6.38. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Delta Air Lines, Inc. has a value for PEG of 0.51. P/S ratio is 0.69 and the P/B ratio is 2.36. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.44 and 6.98 respectively.

At the current price Delta Air Lines, Inc. is trading at, 36.82 (0.19% today), Delta Air Lines, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.20%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 8.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.15, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -0.89% after growing 621.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.70%, and -2.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 756.79, and the number of shares float is 746.78. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 86.40%. The float short is 2.68%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.75. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.00%, and also a return on investment of 27.00%.

The ability for Delta Air Lines, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.5, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.57 and total debt/equity is 0.66. In terms of margins, Delta Air Lines, Inc. has a gross margin of 61.00%, with its operating margin at 19.60%, and Delta Air Lines, Inc. has a profit margin of 11.90%.

The 52 week high is -29.39%, with 13.57% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.46% and the 200 day simple moving average is -15.48%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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