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How to buy American Airlines Group shares

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American Airlines Group Inc (AAL) is a leading airlines business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$22.2 after a previous close of US$22.91. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD21.66 to a high of USD22.605. The latest price was USD22.6 (25 minute delay). American Airlines Group is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in American Airlines 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 American Airlines Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AAL. 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 American Airlines 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$20.86, 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 American Airlines Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of American Airlines 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.

American Airlines Group share price

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American Airlines Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-13.
OpenUS$22.2
HighUS$22.605
LowUS$21.66
CloseUS$22.6
Previous closeUS$22.91
Change US$-0.31
Change % -1.3531%
Volume 38,983,692
Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUS$8.25 - US$26.09
50-day moving average US$22.8731
200-day moving average US$16.8735
Target priceUS$17
PE ratio 2.8074
Dividend yield US$0.1 (0.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.533

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Is it a good time to buy American Airlines Group stock?

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American Airlines Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $22.6

1 week (2021-04-13) 0.18%
1 month (2021-03-19) -9.49%
3 months (2021-01-20) 39.76%
6 months (2020-10-20) 76.56%
1 year (2020-04-20) 104.34%
2 years (2019-04-18) -34.24%
3 years (2018-04-20) -51.69%
5 years (2016-04-20) -45.23%

Is American Airlines Group under- or over-valued?

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

American Airlines Group's P/E ratio

American Airlines 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 3x. In other words, American Airlines Group shares trade at around 3x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

American Airlines Group's PEG ratio

American Airlines Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6272. 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 American Airlines 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.

American Airlines Group's EBITDA

American Airlines Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4.5 billion (£3.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a American Airlines Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

American Airlines Group financials

Revenue TTM US$17.3 billion
Gross profit TTM US$-5,536,000,000
Return on assets TTM -11.33%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -51.25%
Book value 0.365
Market capitalisation US$14.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American Airlines Group shares

There are currently 78.8 million American Airlines Group shares held short by investors – that's known as American Airlines Group's "short interest". This figure is 6.7% up from 73.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting American Airlines Group shares can be evaluated.

American Airlines Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

American Airlines Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American Airlines Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American Airlines Group shares traded daily (recently around 46.9 million). American Airlines Group's SIR currently stands at 1.68. In other words for every 100,000 American Airlines Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1680 shares are currently held short.

However American Airlines Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American Airlines Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable American Airlines Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American Airlines Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Airlines Group shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.1631% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Airlines Group shares, roughly 163 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 American Airlines Group.

Find out more about how you can short American Airlines Group stock.

American Airlines Group's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like American Airlines Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

American Airlines Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.62

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and American Airlines Group's overall score of 32.62 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 60th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like American Airlines Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

American Airlines Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.43/100

American Airlines Group's environmental score of 12.43 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Airlines Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

American Airlines Group's social score

Social score: 13.18/100

American Airlines Group's social score of 13.18 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Airlines Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

American Airlines Group's governance score

Governance score: 8.01/100

American Airlines Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that American Airlines Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

American Airlines Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. American Airlines Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that American Airlines Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

American Airlines Group Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.62
Total ESG percentile 59.8
Environmental score 12.43
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 13.18
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 8.01
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

American Airlines Group share dividends

We're not expecting American Airlines Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have American Airlines Group's shares ever split?

American Airlines Group's shares were split on 8 December 2013. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American Airlines Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for American Airlines Group shares which in turn could have impacted American Airlines Group's share price.

American Airlines Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Airlines Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$8.25 up to US$26.09. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAL.US volatility(beta: 1.93)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 American Airlines Group's is 1.9311. This would suggest that American Airlines Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

American Airlines Group overview

American Airlines Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a network air carrier. The company provides scheduled air transportation services for passengers and cargo through its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C., as well as through partner gateways in London, Madrid, Seattle/Tacoma, Sydney, and Tokyo. As of December 31, 2020, it operated a mainline fleet of 855 aircraft. The company was formerly known as AMR Corporation and changed its name to American Airlines Group Inc. in December 2013. American Airlines Group Inc. was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

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