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American Airlines Group Inc (AAL) is a leading airlines business based in the US. It opened the day at $12.75 after a previous close of $12.56. During the day the price has varied from a low of $12.585 to a high of $13. The latest price was $12.8 (25 minute delay). American Airlines Group is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 107,400 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in American Airlines Group

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: AAL in this case.
  5. Research American Airlines Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your American Airlines Group shares. It's that simple.

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 market close was $12.56, which is 54.85% down on its pre-crash value of $27.82 and 25.47% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $10.01.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of American Airlines Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $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 $462.46.

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 2020-10-20.
Open$12.75
High$13
Low$12.585
Close$12.8
Previous close$12.56
Change $0.24
Change % 1.911%
Volume 46,136,397
Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range$8.76 - $31.67
50-day moving average $12.836
200-day moving average $12.3978
Wall St. target price$11.25
PE ratio 2.8074
Dividend yield $0.4 (3.03%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.533
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 50 trades are free with Fineco, until 31/12/2020. T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Cashback offer: Take control of your money and transfer investments to HL – get cashback as a thank you. Terms apply.
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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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.

American Airlines Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $12.8

1 week (2020-10-15) 4.66%
1 month (2020-09-22) 3.73%
3 months (2020-07-22) 12.68%
6 months (2020-04-22) 24.63%
1 year (2019-10-22) -54.71%
2 years (2018-10-22) -60.20%
3 years (2017-10-20) -75.35%
5 years (2015-10-22) -72.17%

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.

However, American Airlines Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the airlines industry or those of similar companies.

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.

However, it's sensible to consider American Airlines Group's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

American Airlines Group's EBITDA

American Airlines Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $4.5 billion (£3.4 billion).

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

To put American Airlines Group's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

American Airlines Group financials

Revenue TTM $33.4 billion
Gross profit TTM $12.6 billion
Return on assets TTM -3.22%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -10.4%
Book value $0.365
Market capitalisation $6.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell American Airlines Group shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "AAL.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 156.6 million American Airlines Group shares held short by investors – that's known as American Airlines Group's "short interest". This figure is 3.8% up from 150.9 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 56.5 million). American Airlines Group's SIR currently stands at 2.77. In other words for every 100,000 American Airlines Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2770 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare American Airlines Group's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

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 0.31% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Airlines Group shares in existence, roughly 310 shares are currently held short) or 0.4474% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Airlines Group shares, roughly 447 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 10/01/2020) 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare American Airlines Group's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

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. A high-profile company, 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.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

American Airlines Group Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

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. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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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 $8.76 up to $31.67. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAL.US volatility(beta: 1.76)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 1.7595. 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).

To put American Airlines Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

American Airlines Group overview

American Airlines Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a network air carrier. It provides scheduled air transportation services for passengers and cargo. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated a mainline fleet of 942 aircraft. It serves 365 destinations in approximately 61 countries, principally from its hubs and gateways in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American Airlines Group Inc. has strategic partnership with JetBlue Airways Corp. 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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