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Alaska Air Group (ALK) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

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Alaska Air Group (ALK - Free Report) closed the most recent trading day at $34.19, moving -0.78% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500's 0.48% gain on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 0.07%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 1.29%.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from ALK as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to report EPS of -$3.73, down 271.89% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $237.94 million, down 89.6% from the prior-year quarter.

Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of -$5.40 per share and revenue of $4.48 billion. These totals would mark changes of -184.11% and -49%, respectively, from last year.

It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for ALK. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.

The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 52.21% lower within the past month. ALK is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

The Transportation - Airline industry is part of the Transportation sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 85, putting it in the top 34% of all 250+ industries.

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