American Airlines stock: buy or sell

AAL stock price: $21.63 0.79% At close on Jul 28th, 2021

Updated on:
Jul 29th, 2021


American Airlines stock brief

  • American Airlines closed on Wednesday at $21.63 after barely moving a 0.79%.
  • American Airlines made public its financial report on July 22
  • American Airlines Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a network air carrier.

Should I buy American Airlines stock?

All successful traders recommend adhering to a trading strategy and not make decisions based on subjective opinions, rumors or feelings. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best

Is $AAL stock a buy?

In the current situation of American Airlines there is not any eligible buy setup. This doesn't mean $AAL will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell American Airlines stock?

"To sell or not to sell", if you are holding American Airlines stock?. Trading strategies allow us to avoid impulsive decisions based on our personal feelings or the noise surrounding the market. Our trading system selects very simple strategies to guide us on when is the best moment to sell our shares. Be aware that these strategies should not be used for shorting American Airlines stock

A golden rule is that you should never mantain an investment that shows a higher than expected losses by the time of the buy. When to sell shares always has to be ruled by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell American Airlines stock?

Currently, American Airlines stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you own American Airlines shares and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

American Airlines ratings

In the previous month we couldn't find any rating for American Airlines

American Airlines stock analysis

SMAs overview

AAL stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $21.77 (0.65% above)
  • R2: $22.54 (4.21% above)
  • R3: $22.80 (5.41% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $20.62 (-4.67% below)
  • S2: $20.22 (-6.52% below)
  • S3: $19.64 (-9.20% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price surpassed the upper band last Monday, the price sliced by 2.17%. Since the price broke down the lower band on July 19, the price has bounced off by 18.33%. The price is moving very close to the upper Bollinger band, indicating some level of overbought in recent sessions. This is not a sell point, as price can move in these levels for many days and weeks

    AAL stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI broke out the oversold line of 30 on July 20 after just being in the oversold zone for a single day (what can be considered a strength sign). The RSI value on Wednesday was 52.44. Since that level was crossed up, American Airlines shares skyrocketed a 14.02%

    AAL stock RSI chart

    American Airlines stock price history

    American Airlines went public priced at an adjusted price1 of $19.84 on Sep 2005. Since then, AAL stock surged by 9.02%, with an average of 0.60% per year. If you had invested thousand dollars in American Airlines stock on the IPO, it would worth $1,090.22 today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    AAL stock price history chart

    Price target for American Airlines stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. However, many stock price predictions are issued every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, brokerage institutions release their price predictions based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these forecasts follow the release of new fundamental information by the company, and usually. Again, these targets are not direct recommendations for individual investors and must not be trusted blindly.

    We don't have any target price published in the previous 4 weeks for American Airlines.

    Earnings and financials

    On July 22, American Airlines Group Inc. ($AAL) reported EPS for that significantly enhanced analysts' expectations. Quarterly EPS was $-1.69 per share from an estimated $-2.41. This Q2 report represents an earnings surprise of 29.88%. Company's revenue resulted of $7.5 billion versus $7.1 billion estimated by market consensus.

    Compared to the same quarter one year ago, EPS was $-7.82, so posted EPS means a increase of 78.39%. Revenue exploded a 361.04% on an annualized basis in the , from $16.2B to $74.8B last quarter.

    American Airlines ($AAL) releases Q3 financial report next October. Wall Street predicts of $-0.74, compared to previous quarter that made $-1.69.

    American Airlines competitors

    American Airlines belongs to the Airlines industry, which contain industry peers.

    American Airlines major competitors are:

    American Airlines competitors
    CompanyMarket capRatingBullish ratings1
    American Airlines ($AAL) $14.7B
    Southwest Airlines ($LUV) $35.8B Neutral 0
    Delta Air Lines ($DAL) $30.5B Neutral 0
    United Airlines ($UAL) $18.1B Neutral 0
    Alaska Air (ALK) $8.9B Neutral 0
    JetBlue Airways ($JBLU) $6.2B Neutral 0
    Spirit Airlines ($SAVE) $3.6B Neutral 0

    1 In the last 30 days.

    American Airlines performance

    To better understand American Airlines stock performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry.. For American Airlines, the benchmark is made against Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Alaska Air, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines.

    AAL performance compared
    American Airlines ($AAL) 1.50% -1.40% 6.40%
    Southwest Airlines ($LUV) -5.70% -17.60% 13.00%
    Delta Air Lines ($DAL) -7.10% -11.40% 6.00%
    United Airlines ($UAL) -9.10% -8.60% 19.40%
    Alaska Air (ALK) -2.60% -13.90% 19.10%
    JetBlue Airways ($JBLU) -12.90% -25.20% 3.00%
    Spirit Airlines ($SAVE) -12.40% -21.10% 6.70%

    Important note:
    The comments contained in this article are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell stocks. The author of this text does not know the individual scenarios of the reader, his or her own financial statements or what is in his or her best interest at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Thoughts are provided for learning motives only

    American Airlines summary

    Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
    Day range$21.23 - $21.79
    Previous close$21.46
    Session gain0.79%
    Average true range$1.22
    50d mov avg$22.28
    100d mov avg$22.41
    200d mov avg$18.95
    Earnings dateOctober 20th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is American Airlines stock symbol?

    American Airlines Group Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the AAL symbol

    Is American Airlines stock a buy or sell?

    American Airlines had no ratings in the last 30 days Read the article to get additional tips on trading AAL stock.

    Will AAL go up?

    There were no forecasts posted by market analysts in the last 30 days for American Airlines.