Skywest Inc (SKYW): Terry Vais , Chief Operating Officer – Sub of Skywest Inc sold 8,195 shares on May 24, 2016. The Insider selling transaction was reported by the company on May 25, 2016 to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The shares were sold at $23.87 per share for a total value of $195,653.09 , the company said in a SEC Form 4 Filing.
Other Insider transactions have been reported by the company according to SEC Form 4, on Dec 3, 2015, Russell A Childs (President SkyWest, Inc.) sold 5,541 shares at $21.26 per share price.On Dec 1, 2015, Terry Vais (Chief Commercial Officer) sold 7,000 shares at $21.00 per share price.Also, On Nov 18, 2015, Eric Woodward (Chief Accounting Officer) sold 8,400 shares at $19.65 per share price.On Nov 12, 2015, Wade J Steel (Exec Vice President) sold 4,674 shares at $19.75 per share price.
SkyWest: On Friday, May 20, 2016 heightened volatility was witnessed in SkyWest which led to swings in the share price. The shares opened for trading at $23.43 and hit $23.73 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $23.7, with a gain of 1.94% or 0.45 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,22,592 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $24.64 and the company has a market cap of $1,217,872 M . The 52-week low of the share price is at $13.23.
On May 4, 2016, SkyWest announced a cash dividend of $0.0500. The company’s management has announced Jun 28, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Jun 30, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Jul 7, 2016.
Company has been under the radar of several Street Analysts.SkyWest is Reiterated by Cowen to Outperform and the brokerage firm has raised the Price Target to $ 26 from a previous price target of $23 .The Rating was issued on Apr 29, 2016.
Skywest Inc. is a holding company for two North American regional airlines. The Company through its subsidiaries SkyWest Airlines Inc. and ExpressJet Airlines Inc. offers scheduled passenger service with approximately 3600 daily departures to destinations in the United States Canada Mexico and the Caribbean. The Company operates through two segments: SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet. The Companys flights are operated as Delta Connection United Express US Airways Express American Eagle and Alaska. As of December 31 2014 its consolidated fleet consisted of a total of 749 aircrafts of which 425 were assigned to United 239 were assigned to Delta 29 were assigned to American 15 were assigned to US Airways nine were assigned to Alaska two were subleased to unaffiliated entities and 30 were removed from service. The Company operates two types of regional jet aircrafts: the Bombardier Aerospace (Bombardier) regional jet and the Embraer S.A. (Embraer) regional jet.