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Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 27926.82. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Delta Air Lines, Inc. is 37.65 (with a change from open of 2.00%), this in conjunction with a target price of 52.08. Volume today has so far reached 3678077, with an average volume of about 11274.79. The GAP for this stock, is 0.38%.

The P/E ratio is 5.98, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 6.46. The current EPS for Delta Air Lines, Inc., is 6.15, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 621.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -26.60%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Delta Air Lines, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow -0.33% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.75%. Quarter over quarter is 10.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -2.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 51.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 5.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 86.40%. Shares outstanding is 759.5, while shares float is at a value of 746.78. Float short for Delta Air Lines, Inc. is 2.99% and the short ratio is 1.98.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.57, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.66. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.5, and the quick ratio is 0.4. The most recent gross margin is 61.00% and their operating margin is 19.60%. The profit margin is 11.90%.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 9.00%, and on investment, 27.00%. Return on equity is 43.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.51. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.69, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.36 and Price/cash is 9.46, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 6.99.

The simple moving averages are -0.25% and -12.52% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -27.80% and the 52 week low is 16.13%.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.20%, with a current price of 37.65. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 8.70%. This is in an industry, Major Airlines, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Delta Air Lines, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Major Airlines industry means that Delta Air Lines, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -2.60%, with performance for the month coming to -1.97%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.73%, and for the half year the performance is -21.44%. Volatility for this week is 2.79% and for the month this is 2.39%.

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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