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Air Transport Services Group, Inc is an integrated freight & logistics business with stocks listed in the US. Air Transport Services Group shares (ATSG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$27.86 – an increase of 3.3% over the previous week.

How to buy shares in Air Transport Services Group

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Air Transport Services Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ATSG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Air Transport Services Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$27.86, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Air Transport Services Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Air Transport Services Group. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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How has coronavirus impacted Air Transport Services Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Air Transport Services Group's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was US$27.86, which is 23.47% up on its pre-crash value of US$21.32 and 111.06% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as US$13.2001.

If you had bought US$1,000 worth of Air Transport Services Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth US$826.22 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth US$1,349.26.

Air Transport Services Group share price

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Air Transport Services Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$27.86
52-week rangeUSD$13.2001 - USD$28.71
50-day moving average USD$25.6043
200-day moving average USD$23.1809
Target priceUSD$31.43
PE ratio 27.8889
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.978

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Is it a good time to buy Air Transport Services Group stock?

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Air Transport Services Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $27.86 on 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-15) 0.91%
1 month (2020-09-22) 12.70%
3 months (2020-07-22) 16.08%
6 months (2020-04-22) 44.80%
1 year (2019-10-22) 31.98%
2 years (2018-10-22) 35.44%
3 years (2017-10-20) 10.73%
5 years (2015-10-22) 188.11%

Is Air Transport Services Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Air Transport Services Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Air Transport Services Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Air Transport Services Group's P/E ratio

Air Transport Services Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Air Transport Services Group shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Air Transport Services Group's PEG ratio

Air Transport Services Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 56.16. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Air Transport Services Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Air Transport Services Group's EBITDA

Air Transport Services Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$476.6 million (£363 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Air Transport Services Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Air Transport Services Group financials

Revenue TTM US$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.78%
Gross profit TTM US$592.8 million
Return on assets TTM 4.35%
Return on equity TTM 21.34%
Profit margin 6.36%
Book value 8.406
Market capitalisation US$1.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Air Transport Services Group shares

There are currently 1.6 million Air Transport Services Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Air Transport Services Group's "short interest". This figure is 7.1% down from 1.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Air Transport Services Group shares can be evaluated.

Air Transport Services Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Air Transport Services Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Air Transport Services Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Air Transport Services Group shares traded daily (recently around 411750.65274151). Air Transport Services Group's SIR currently stands at 3.83. In other words for every 100,000 Air Transport Services Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3830 shares are currently held short.

However Air Transport Services Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Air Transport Services Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Air Transport Services Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Air Transport Services Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Air Transport Services Group shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0271% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Air Transport Services Group shares, roughly 27 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Air Transport Services Group.

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Air Transport Services Group share dividends

We're not expecting Air Transport Services Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Air Transport Services Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Air Transport Services Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$13.2001 up to US$28.71. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ATSG.US volatility(beta: 0.79)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Air Transport Services Group's is 0.786. This would suggest that Air Transport Services Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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