The Forecast Just Changed on Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL)


The Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) shares are trading at higher $29.34 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $35.47.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $62.48 and the low is $17.51. Over the last 52 weeks, DAL is down -53.04% while the S&P 500 is up 0.30%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, DAL reported a profit of $-1.91 billion. Delta Air Lines Inc. also saw revenues decrease to $1.47 billion. In addition, DAL has free cash flow of -$1.15 billion as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at -$4.82 billion which compares well with its peers.

DAL booked profit margins of -10.70%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -27.40%, and its Return on Assets is -5.40%. All told, it is clear that, DAL needs to be on your watchlist.

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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. DAL has a short ratio of 0.59 and outstanding shares of 635.00M.

Company Outlook

DAL has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 21.09 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -5.83. Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL also noted assets of $72.26 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as DAL has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, DAL represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.

Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL is now commanding a market cap of 18.65B and a float of 632.67M. DAL is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of DAL stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in DAL, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.