How to buy Delta Air Lines shares

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Delta Air Lines, Inc is an airlines business based in the US. Delta Air Lines shares (DAL.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Delta Air Lines employs 72,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $17.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Delta Air Lines

  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: DAL in this case.
  5. Research Delta Air Lines shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Delta Air Lines shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Delta Air Lines share price

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Delta Air Lines shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$18.62 - $59.618
50-day moving average $40.6703
200-day moving average $33.4708
Wall St. target price$46.32
PE ratio 4.8622
Dividend yield $1.61 (6.98%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.43
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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 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. 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
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Stake
£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. 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.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
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
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.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
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.
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.
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.
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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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
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.
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.
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.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
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 Delta Air Lines stock?

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Is Delta Air Lines under- or over-valued?

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 5x. In other words, Delta Air Lines shares trade at around 5x 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.

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 39.2935. 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 a whopping $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 $17.1 billion
Gross profit TTM $-4,129,000,000
Return on assets TTM -3.88%
Return on equity TTM -148.23%
Profit margin -72.45%
Book value $2.131
Market capitalisation $25.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Delta Air Lines shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "DAL.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 13.5 million Delta Air Lines shares held short by investors – that's known as Delta Air Lines's "short interest". This figure is 14.3% up from 11.8 million last month.

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

Delta Air Lines's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Delta Air Lines's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Delta Air Lines shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Delta Air Lines shares traded daily (recently around 12.7 million). Delta Air Lines's SIR currently stands at 1.06. In other words for every 100,000 Delta Air Lines shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1060 shares are currently held short.

However Delta Air Lines's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Delta Air Lines shares, or, against the total number of tradable Delta Air Lines shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Delta Air Lines's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Delta Air Lines shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0212% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Delta Air Lines shares, roughly 21 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 Delta Air Lines.

Find out more about how you can short Delta Air Lines stock.

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 01/01/2019) 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. A high-profile company, 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

Delta Air Lines, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.84
Total ESG percentile 38.95
Environmental score 13.8
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 15.84
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 8.2
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. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Delta Air Lines share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Delta Air Lines's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.62 up to $59.618. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DAL.US volatility(beta: 1.45)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.4506. 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).

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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, telephone reservations, online travel agencies, traditional brick and mortar, and other agencies. It also provides aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services; and vacation packages to third-party consumers, as well as aircraft charters, and management and programs. The company operates through a fleet of approximately 1,000 aircraft. Delta Air Lines, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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