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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Delta Air Lines, Inc., DAL

Delta Air Lines, Inc., DAL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Airlines in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Delta Air Lines, Inc., DAL  has a market cap of 28933.55. Since its IPO date on the 5/3/2007, Delta Air Lines, Inc., DAL performance year to date is -25.90%. Today Delta Air Lines, Inc., DAL has gained -0.43%, with a current price of 36.96.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 8.70%. Return of assets are at 9.00%, with return on investment at 27.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Delta Air Lines, Inc., DAL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.57. While Total debt/equity is 0.66. With a profit margin of 11.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 61.00%, and operating margin of 19.60%. Delta Air Lines, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.5, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year Delta Air Lines, Inc., DAL has seen a EPS growth of 621.80%. A performance for the year of -19.68%. The 52-week high is -29.12%, and the 52-week low is 14.00%. The average volume for Delta Air Lines, Inc., DAL is 374994.

With a target price of 52.46, can Delta Air Lines, Inc., DAL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Delta Air Lines, Inc., DAL. Delta Air Lines, Inc. has a P/E of 6.04 and a forward P/E of 6.46. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.51. Delta Air Lines, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.72 and 2.38 respectively. For P/cash, Delta Air Lines, Inc. has a value of 9.8, while it is 7.25 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 36.96, Delta Air Lines, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.18%. We see a return on equity of 43.30%.

Looking more long-term Delta Air Lines, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.75%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 0.30% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 621.80% for this year and for the last five years a 51.60% 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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