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How to buy Delta Air Lines stock
Learn how to easily invest in Delta Air Lines stock.
Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL) is a leading airlines business based in the US. It opened the day at $38.42 after a previous close of $38.50. During the day the price has varied from a low of $37.59 to a high of $38.46. The latest price was $38.18 (25 minute delay). Delta Air Lines is listed on the NYSE and employs 0 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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How has coronavirus impacted Delta Air Lines's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Delta Air Lines's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last close price was $38.18, which is 34.02% down on its pre-crash value of $57.87 and 99.90% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $19.10.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Delta Air Lines shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $396.40 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 $681.13.
Delta Air Lines stock price (NYSE: DAL)Use our graph to track the performance of DAL stocks over time.
Delta Air Lines shares at a glance
|52-week range||$33.40 - $52.28|
|50-day moving average||$39.05|
|200-day moving average||$42.01|
|Wall St. target price||$51.61|
|Dividend yield||$0.003 (0.01%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.44|
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Delta Air Lines price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||-5.28%|
|1 month (2021-12-23)||-2.85%|
|3 months (2021-10-22)||-3.93%|
|6 months (2021-07-23)||-5.52%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||-4.55%|
|2 years (2020-01-23)||-36.65%|
|3 years (2019-01-23)||47.3|
|5 years (2017-01-23)||48.77|
Is Delta Air Lines stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Delta Air Lines stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Delta Air Lines's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Delta Air Lines's P/E ratio
Delta Air Lines's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 86x. In other words, Delta Air Lines shares trade at around 86x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Delta Air Lines's PEG ratio
Delta Air Lines's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.1843. 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 Delta Air Lines's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Delta Air Lines's EBITDA
Delta Air Lines's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Delta Air Lines's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Delta Air Lines financials
|Revenue TTM||$29.9 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-2.29%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.84%|
|Market capitalisation||$24.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Delta Air Lines'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 Delta Air Lines.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Delta Air Lines's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 28.84
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Delta Air Lines's overall score of 28.84 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Delta Air Lines 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.).
Delta Air Lines's environmental score
Environmental score: 13.8/100
Delta Air Lines's environmental score of 13.8 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Delta Air Lines is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Delta Air Lines's social score
Social score: 15.84/100
Delta Air Lines's social score of 15.84 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Delta Air Lines is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Delta Air Lines's governance score
Governance score: 8.2/100
Delta Air Lines's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Delta Air Lines is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Delta Air Lines's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Delta Air Lines scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Delta Air Lines has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||28.84|
|Total ESG percentile||38.95|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Delta Air Lines share dividends
We're not expecting Delta Air Lines to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Delta Air Lines share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Delta Air Lines's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.4 up to $52.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Delta Air Lines's is 1.298. This would suggest that Delta Air Lines's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Delta Air Lines overview
Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its domestic network centered on core hubs in Atlanta, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit, and Salt Lake City, as well as coastal hub positions in Boston, Los Angeles, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, and Seattle; and international network centered on hubs and market presence in Amsterdam, London-Heathrow, Mexico City, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, and Seoul-Incheon. The company sells its tickets through various distribution channels, including delta. com and the Fly Delta app, reservations, online travel agencies, traditional brick and mortar, and other agencies.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Delta Air Lines is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.333% of Delta Air Lines shares are held by insiders and 64.636% by institutions. When does the fiscal year end for Delta Air Lines?
Delta Air Lines's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Delta Air Lines based?
Delta Air Lines's address is: PO Box 20706, Atlanta, GA, United States, 30320-6001 What is Delta Air Lines's ISIN number?
Delta Air Lines's international securities identification number is: US2473617023 What is Delta Air Lines's CUSIP number?
Delta Air Lines's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 247361702
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