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Morning Recap: Alaska Air Group, Inc., (ALK)

Friday February 24th 2017: Alaska Air Group, Inc., ALK is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Regional Airlines in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Alaska Air Group, Inc., ALKĀ  has a market cap of 11.59 B. Since its IPO date on the 01/03/1983, Alaska Air Group, Inc., ALK performance year to date is 4.40%. Today Alaska Air Group, Inc., ALK has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 92.63.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 92.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 19.00%. Return of assets are at 8.10%, with return on investment at 13.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Alaska Air Group, Inc., ALK is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.84. While Total debt/equity is 0.95. With a profit margin of 11.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 34.30%, and operating margin of 19.30%. Alaska Air Group, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.8, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Alaska Air Group, Inc., ALK has seen a EPS growth of -0.20%. A performance for the year of 42.82%. The 52-week high is -8.68%, and the 52-week low is 50.35%. The average volume for Alaska Air Group, Inc., ALK is 0.

With a target price of 110.54, can Alaska Air Group, Inc., ALK reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Alaska Air Group, Inc., ALK. Alaska Air Group, Inc. has a P/E of 15.76 and a forward P/E of 10.57. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.64. Alaska Air Group, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.83 and 3.79 respectively. For P/cash, Alaska Air Group, Inc. has a value of 6.78, while it is 27.78 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 92.63, Alaska Air Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.30%. We see a return on equity of 25.50%.

Looking more long-term Alaska Air Group, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.64%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.78% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -0.20% for this year and for the last five years a 31.50% growth has been seen.

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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