Alaska Air Group (ALK) reported quarterly earnings results on Thursday, Apr-21-2016. The company said it had a profit of $1.45 Earnings per Share for the quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations beating the analyst consensus estimate by $0.03. Analysts had a consensus of $1.42. The company posted revenue of $1347.00 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $1345.55 million. The company’s revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.12 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Alaska Air Group. Alaska Air Group was Upgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Apr 5, 2016. Alaska Air Group was Upgraded by JP Morgan to ” Neutral” on Apr 4, 2016.
Alaska Air Group closed down -0.14 points or -0.17% at $82.24 with 9,70,358 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $82.51, the shares hit an intraday low of $81 and an intraday high of $82.75 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.
In a different news, on Mar 15, 2016, Bradley D Tilden (CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO) sold 5,000 shares at $79.40 per share price. According to the SEC, on Feb 19, 2016, Brandon Pedersen (EXEC VP/FINANCE & CFO) sold 10,283 shares at $72.24 per share price. On Feb 19, 2016, Joseph A Sprague (SR VP/COMM & EXT RELATIONS) sold 1,947 shares at $71.51 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Alaska Air Group Inc. is a holding company of Alaska Airlines Inc. (Alaska) and Horizon Air Industries Inc. (Horizon). The Company operates Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air airlines which together with its partner regional airlines serve approximately 100 cities through a network in Alaska the Lower 48 Hawaii Canada and Mexico. The Company operates in three segments: Alaska Mainline Alaska Regional and Horizon. Alaska Mainline is the Boeing 737 part of Alaska’s business. Alaska Regional is Alaska’s shorter distance network. Horizon operates regional aircraft. In 2014 the Company carried approximately 29 million passengers. Alaska operates a fleet of passenger jets (mainline) and contracts with Horizon SkyWest Airlines Inc. (SkyWest) and Peninsula Airways Inc. (PenAir) for regional capacity under which Alaska receives all passenger revenue from those flights. Horizon operates a fleet of turboprop aircraft and sells all of its capacity to Alaska.