Buy American Airlines Group (AAL) stock [Updated daily] | finder.com

Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

How to buy American Airlines Group stock | $21.44

Own American Airlines Group stock in just a few minutes.

Updated . What changed?

Fact checked

American Airlines Group Inc (AAL) is a leading airlines business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$21.23 after a previous close of USD$21.18. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$21.12 to a high of USD$21.63. The latest price was USD$21.44 (25 minute delay). American Airlines Group is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 102,700 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in American Airlines Group

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for American Airlines Group. Find the stock 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 purchase, 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 USD$21.44, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize 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. Optimize 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.

How has coronavirus impacted American Airlines Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, American Airlines Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last close price was USD$21.44, which is 22.93% down on its pre-crash value of USD$27.82 and 114.19% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$10.01.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of American Airlines Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$377.41 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 USD$789.42.

American Airlines Group share price

Use our graph to track the performance of AAL stocks over time.

American Airlines Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-02.
OpenUSD$21.23
HighUSD$21.63
LowUSD$21.12
CloseUSD$21.44
Previous closeUSD$21.18
Change USD$0.26
Change % 1.2276%
Volume 26,938,862
Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$8.25 - USD$23.75
50-day moving average USD$16.6594
200-day moving average USD$14.3142
Wall St. target priceUSD$12.24
PE ratio 2.8074
Dividend yield USD$0.1 (0.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.533

Buy AAL shares from these brokerages

Compare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
Due to increased volatility in the stock market, some platforms may be experiencing slowdowns or halting trading on volatile stocks.

Name Product Stock trade fee Asset types Option trade fee Annual fee Signup bonus
Robinhood
$0
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Gold/Commodities
$0
0%
Free stock (chosen randomly with a value anywhere between $2.50 and $200)
Sign up using the "go to site" link
Make unlimited commission-free trades in stocks, funds, and options with Robinhood Financial.
Interactive Brokers
$0
Stocks, Bonds, Options
$0 + $0.65/contract, $1 minimum
0%
N/A
IBKR Lite offers $0 commissions, and IBKR Pro offers advanced tools for professional traders.
Tastyworks
$0
Stocks, Options, Cryptocurrency
Stocks & ETFs: $1/contract to open, $0 to close, $10 max/leg
Futures: $2.50/contract to open, $0 to close
0%
Get 100 shares of stock (worth $1 to $6 a share)
Open and fund a new cash or margin account with $2,000+
Trade stocks, options, ETFs and futures on mobile or desktop with this advanced platform.
Moomoo
$0 for US stocks
Stocks, Options, ETFs
$0
N/A
Trade stocks on the US, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen markets.
TradeStation
$0
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual funds, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
$0 + $0.50/contract
$50
Deposit qualifying assets of $5,000+
A platform built for all kinds of traders and all styles of trading
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

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

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

American Airlines Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.44 from 2021-02-25

1 week (2021-02-24) -1.74%
1 month (2021-02-03) 21.82%
3 months (2020-12-02) 44.28%
6 months (2020-09-02) 62.06%
1 year (2020-03-02) 13.68%
2 years (2019-03-01) -38.11%
3 years (2018-03-02) 53.18
5 years (2016-03-02) 41.59

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 USD$4.5 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 USD$17.3 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$-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 USD$13.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American Airlines Group shares

There are currently 97.4 million American Airlines Group shares held short by investors – that's known as American Airlines Group's "short interest". This figure is 36.2% down from 152.6 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 72.7 million). American Airlines Group's SIR currently stands at 1.34. In other words for every 100,000 American Airlines Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1340 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 0.16% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Airlines Group shares in existence, roughly 160 shares are currently held short) or 0.2103% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Airlines Group shares, roughly 210 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 01/01/2019) 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 9 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 $8.25 up to $23.75. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAL.US volatility(beta: 1.83)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 1.8335. 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.

Frequently asked questions

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder.com provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and finder.com Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on finder.com are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site