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Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc is an airports & air services business based in the US. Atlas Air Worldwide shares (AAWW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Atlas Air Worldwide employs 3,587 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3 billion.

How to buy shares in Atlas Air Worldwide

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  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 Atlas Air Worldwide. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AAWW. 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 Atlas Air Worldwide 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$64.42, 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 Atlas Air Worldwide, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Atlas Air Worldwide. 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 Atlas Air Worldwide's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$64.42, which is 50.70% up on its pre-crash value of USD$31.76 and 330.33% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$14.97.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Atlas Air Worldwide shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$1,113.13 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$2,938.84.

Atlas Air Worldwide share price

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Atlas Air Worldwide shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
Latest market close USD$64.42
52-week range USD$14.97 - USD$69.08
50-day moving average USD$60.3847
200-day moving average USD$52.7854
Wall St. target price USD$79.5
PE ratio 2.783
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.307

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Is it a good time to buy Atlas Air Worldwide stock?

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Atlas Air Worldwide price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $64.42 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-19) 17.96%
1 month (2020-10-29) 4.87%
3 months (2020-08-28) 12.64%
6 months (2020-05-28) 65.60%
1 year (2019-11-27) 142.45%
2 years (2018-11-28) 20.43%
3 years (2017-11-28) 14.73%
5 years (2015-11-27) 57.24%

Is Atlas Air Worldwide under- or over-valued?

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

Atlas Air Worldwide's P/E ratio

Atlas Air Worldwide'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, Atlas Air Worldwide 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.

Atlas Air Worldwide's PEG ratio

Atlas Air Worldwide's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1. 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 Atlas Air Worldwide's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Atlas Air Worldwide's EBITDA

Atlas Air Worldwide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$697.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Atlas Air Worldwide's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Atlas Air Worldwide financials

Revenue TTM USD$3 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.85%
Gross profit TTM USD$842.7 million
Return on assets TTM 4.44%
Return on equity TTM -11.11%
Profit margin -7.73%
Book value $77.182
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Atlas Air Worldwide shares

There are currently 2.9 million Atlas Air Worldwide shares held short by investors – that's known as Atlas Air Worldwide's "short interest". This figure is 0.9% up from 2.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Atlas Air Worldwide shares can be evaluated.

Atlas Air Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Atlas Air Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Atlas Air Worldwide shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Atlas Air Worldwide shares traded daily (recently around 563146.56188605). Atlas Air Worldwide's SIR currently stands at 5.09. In other words for every 100,000 Atlas Air Worldwide shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5090 shares are currently held short.

However Atlas Air Worldwide's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Atlas Air Worldwide shares, or, against the total number of tradable Atlas Air Worldwide shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Atlas Air Worldwide's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Atlas Air Worldwide shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.1389% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Atlas Air Worldwide shares, roughly 139 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Atlas Air Worldwide.

Find out more about how you can short Atlas Air Worldwide stock.

Atlas Air Worldwide share dividends

We're not expecting Atlas Air Worldwide to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Atlas Air Worldwide's shares ever split?

Atlas Air Worldwide's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 9 February 1999. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Atlas Air Worldwide shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Atlas Air Worldwide shares which in turn could have impacted Atlas Air Worldwide's share price.

Atlas Air Worldwide share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Atlas Air Worldwide's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.97 up to $69.08. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAWW.US volatility(beta: 1.55)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 Atlas Air Worldwide's is 1.5479. This would suggest that Atlas Air Worldwide's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Atlas Air Worldwide overview

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It operates through three segments: ACMI, Charter, and Dry Leasing. The company offers outsourced cargo and passenger aircraft operating solutions, including contractual service arrangements, such as the provision of aircraft; and value-added services, including crew, maintenance, and insurance to aircraft and other customers. It also provides cargo and passenger aircraft charter services to the U.S. Military Air Mobility Command, charter brokers, freight forwarders, direct shippers, airlines, sports teams and fans, and private charter customers; and aircraft and engines dry leasing services. In addition, the company offers administrative and management support services, and flight simulator training services. It also serves express delivery providers, e-commerce retailers, and airlines. The company has operations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

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