Alaska Air Group (ALK) Was Upgraded by Raymond James to “Strong Buy”; Nacco Industries Has 0.95 Sentiment

November 15, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

NACCO Industries, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $297.81 million. The Company’s principal business includes mining. It has a 6.94 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through the NACoal segment.

Among 15 analysts covering Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Alaska Air Group has $145 highest and $9 lowest target. $89.73’s average target is 45.48% above currents $61.68 stock price. Alaska Air Group had 66 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, November 18. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Monday, September 18. Cowen & Co maintained Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) on Monday, September 11 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, January 4 report. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, November 1 report. Imperial Capital maintained Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) rating on Friday, February 10. Imperial Capital has “In-Line” rating and $101 target. On Monday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. On Monday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 4 by JP Morgan. Barclays Capital maintained Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) on Thursday, October 26 with “Overweight” rating.

Zuckerman Investment Group Llc holds 7.02% of its portfolio in NACCO Industries, Inc. for 371,017 shares. Curbstone Financial Management Corp owns 18,234 shares or 0.78% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Karpas Strategies Llc has 0.31% invested in the company for 9,840 shares. The Ohio-based Bowling Portfolio Management Llc has invested 0.17% in the stock. James Investment Research Inc, a Ohio-based fund reported 69,376 shares.

The stock increased 0.23% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $43.5. About shares traded. NACCO Industries, Inc. (NC) has risen 29.29% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.59% the S&P500.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $1.21 million activity. The insider TILDEN BRADLEY D sold 4,700 shares worth $397,742. Shares for $635,947 were sold by SPRAGUE JOSEPH A.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.04, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 51 investors sold Alaska Air Group, Inc. shares while 150 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes. 106.39 million shares or 3.26% less from 109.97 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 152,635 are owned by Nationwide Fund Advsr. Amer Century accumulated 74,480 shares. 102,354 are held by Epoch Ptnrs. Bancorp Of America De accumulated 0.02% or 868,646 shares. Ww Asset Incorporated accumulated 12,011 shares or 0.04% of the stock. 275,921 are held by Nuveen Asset Management Ltd Company. Eqis Capital Mgmt reported 21,915 shares. The Missouri-based Piermont Inc has invested 0.24% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). The Ontario – Canada-based Breton Hill Cap Ltd has invested 0.05% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Clearbridge Ltd Liability Com invested 0.11% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Cypress Cap Ltd Co (Wy) reported 3,400 shares stake. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P holds 0% or 1,451 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Co has invested 0% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Cornerstone Advsrs has 0.01% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Saturna Cap Corp holds 0.02% or 8,355 shares.

The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $61.68. About 150 shares traded. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has risen 29.33% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.63% the S&P500.

Analysts await Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $1.00 EPS, down 35.90% or $0.56 from last year’s $1.56 per share. ALK’s profit will be $123.05 million for 15.42 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.24 actual EPS reported by Alaska Air Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -55.36% negative EPS growth.

Alaska Air Group, Inc. is the holding firm of Alaska Airlines , Virgin America Inc., Horizon Air (Horizon) and other business units. The company has market cap of $7.59 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Mainline, Regional and Horizon. It has a 9.89 P/E ratio. The Company’s Mainline segment includes Alaska’s and Virgin America’s scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States, and in parts of Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba.

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