Earnings Estimates Revision Trends: Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK)

The hedge fund run by Stephen Mandel held 7.08M shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.41 billion, up from 6.58 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. 1,126,896 shares of the stock traded hands. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.53, for a total value of $35,386.20. Cohen & Steers Inc. owned about 0.13% of Alaska Air Group worth $11,788,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Tillar-Wenstrup Advisors Llc acquired 5,121 shares as Alaska Air Group (ALK)'s stock declined 12.45%. Moreover, New England Management has 1.23% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc. 105.25 million shares or 1.07% less from 106.39 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. (NYSE:ALK) has risen 29.33% since December 29, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.38% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.99, from 2.29 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 3 investors sold Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc. shares while 3 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes. Also, VP Kyle B. Levine sold 1,703 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 13th.

Egerton Capital Uk Llp, which manages about $14.07 billion and $11.18 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bank Amer Corp (NYSE:BAC) by 82,623 shares to 16.51 million shares, valued at $418.35 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Bessemer Group Inc. boosted its stake in Alaska Air Group by 57.9% during the second quarter. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board owns 26,699 shares or 0.01% of their U.S. portfolio. (NYSE:ALK). Natixis holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:KINS). Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Ltd Com holds 0% or 25,802 shares in its portfolio. Lazard Asset Lc reported 0.03% stake. A month ago, analyst EPS consensus estimated earnings of US$0.99 per share. Nuveen Asset Limited Liability Com stated it has 140,344 shares. Perkins Coie Tru holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 204,330 shares. Eastern Comml Bank invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of ALK. Gvo Asset Mgmt Limited accumulated 56,200 shares or 0.88% of the stock. The number of shares now owned by investors are 123.72 mln. About 3.33 million shares traded. (NYSE:HD) by 8,790 shares in the quarter, for a total of 71,525 shares, and has risen its stake in Amazon.Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN). (NYSE:ALK)'s Buy count is 1 and Strong Buy is 8 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 0 and 3, respectively. Therefore 74% are positive.

Shares of Alaska Air Group, Inc. As per Thursday, February 4, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, December 22. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Cowen & Co. Deutsche Bank has "Hold" rating and $73 target. The rating was upgraded by Buckingham Research to "Buy" on Thursday, October 13. Atlantic Securities downgraded the stock to "Underweight" rating in Friday, July 24 report.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $2.95 million activity. The insider TILDEN BRADLEY D sold $205,993. It increased, as 70 investors sold IBM shares while 676 reduced holdings.

Analysts expect Alphabet Inc. Saybrook Nc reported 0.1% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). ALK's profit will be $115.66 million for 19.55 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.24 actual EPS reported by Alaska Air Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -58.04 % negative EPS growth. The Baystate Wealth Management Llc holds 4,761 shares with $702,000 value, down from 7,210 last quarter. Therefore 90% are positive. Macy's Inc. had 99 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $105000 target. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Friday, October 27. (NYSE:ALK) latest ratings and price target changes. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Thursday, July 23 report. Needham maintained Benchmark Electronics, Inc. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to "Buy" on Tuesday, January 10. The company was initiated on Friday, September 23 by Imperial Capital. Morgan Stanley reissued an "overweight" rating on shares of Alaska Air Group in a report on Monday, September 18th. (NASDAQ:UPLD) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. Needham downgraded Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) rating on Thursday, August 10. The stock has "Buy" rating by Bank of America on Friday, October 13. Its down 0.02, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. Smithfield invested in 253 shares. Eads Heald Invest Counsel invested in 1.11% or 12,363 shares. Corporate insiders own 0.57% of the company's stock. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt holds 1,372 shares. The firm also provides digital air data computers, which calculate various air data parameters, such as altitude, airspeed, vertical speed, angle of attack, and other information derived from the measure of air pressure; integrated air data computers and display units that calculate and convey air data information; altitude displays, which convey aircraft altitude measurements; airspeed displays, which convey various types of airspeed measurements; and altitude alerters that allow pilots to select a desired cruising altitude and provide warnings to pilots when an unacceptable deviation occurs. (NYSE:BHE) or 72,519 shares. Midas Management Corp accumulated 1.09% or 27,000 shares. (NASDAQ:ISSC). Wharton Business Group Incorporated has 0.01% invested in Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc. Institutional investors own 88.57% of the company's stock. (NYSE:BHE) for 507,009 shares. California Employees Retirement has invested 0.11% in Constellation Brands, Inc.

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