Alaska Air Group (ALK) “In-Line” Rating Reaffirmed by Analysts at Imperial Capital; The Price Objective Given is $66; Westwood Holdings Group 4 (WHG) SI Decreased By 11.97%

Among 16 analysts covering Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Alaska Air Group has $145 highest and $9 lowest target. $85.69’s average target is 30.37% above currents $65.73 stock price. Alaska Air Group had 79 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, October 23. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of ALK in report on Thursday, August 17 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, June 20. Cowen & Co reinitiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, May 16 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 10 by Bank of America. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, April 5. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, January 10. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 16 report. Cowen & Co maintained Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) on Tuesday, August 18 with “Outperform” rating. JP Morgan upgraded Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) on Wednesday, July 27 to “Overweight” rating.

Westwood Holdings Group 4 (NYSE:WHG) had a decrease of 11.97% in short interest. WHG’s SI was 41,900 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 11.97% from 47,600 shares previously. With 23,000 avg volume, 2 days are for Westwood Holdings Group 4 (NYSE:WHG)’s short sellers to cover WHG’s short positions. The SI to Westwood Holdings Group 4’s float is 0.58%. The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $65.47. About 21,762 shares traded. Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG) has declined 4.96% since February 1, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.66% the S&P500.

Westwood Holdings Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manages investment assets and provides services for its clients. The company has market cap of $581.66 million. The firm operates in two divisions, Advisory and Trust. It has a 21.98 P/E ratio. The Advisory segment provides investment advisory services to corporate retirement plans, public retirement plans, endowments, foundations, individuals, and the Westwood Funds; and investment sub-advisory services to mutual funds, pooled investment vehicles, and its Trust segment.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $2.60 million activity. BYRNE SUSAN M also sold $620,625 worth of Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG) on Monday, September 18. Shares for $200,093 were sold by Gerron Julie Kramer on Tuesday, January 2. Shares for $1,171 were sold by FRANK RICHARD M on Wednesday, August 2. $292,750 worth of Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG) shares were sold by Freeman Mark.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.59, from 1.9 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 3 investors sold Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. shares while 26 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 5.92 million shares or 2.63% more from 5.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameritas Invest Partners Inc owns 0% invested in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG) for 603 shares. 6,098 were accumulated by Royal Comml Bank Of Canada. Tower Research Llc (Trc) holds 0.01% or 1,490 shares in its portfolio. Gamco Investors Et Al has 618,103 shares for 0.26% of their portfolio. Comerica State Bank, a Michigan-based fund reported 6,157 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% or 9,300 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Us Savings Bank De has 0% invested in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG) for 3,435 shares. Vanguard Gp has 354,961 shares. King Luther Management holds 58,850 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can holds 109 shares or 0% of its portfolio. First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca owns 5,577 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Loomis Sayles Com Ltd Partnership reported 0% of its portfolio in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG). Renaissance Tech Limited Co has invested 0.02% in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG). Punch & Assoc Investment Mgmt stated it has 186,604 shares or 1.11% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc has invested 0% in Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG).

Analysts await Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.94 EPS, down 39.74% or $0.62 from last year’s $1.56 per share. ALK’s profit will be $115.68M for 17.48 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.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $408,160 activity. 2,350 shares were sold by HARRISON ANDREW R, worth $202,167 on Monday, August 7. The insider TILDEN BRADLEY D sold $205,993.

Alaska Air Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passengers and cargo air transportation services primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $8.09 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Mainline, Regional, and Horizon. It has a 7.92 P/E ratio. It has a network of approximately 1,200 daily flights to 118 destinations across the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, and Cuba.

The stock increased 2.38% or $1.53 during the last trading session, reaching $65.73. About 3.64M shares traded or 67.27% up from the average. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has risen 29.33% since February 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.63% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 53 investors sold Alaska Air Group, Inc. shares while 131 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 105.25 million shares or 1.07% less from 106.39 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Advantus holds 0.02% or 12,369 shares in its portfolio. Telemus Cap Limited Liability accumulated 0.13% or 10,557 shares. Commonwealth Savings Bank Of Australia accumulated 0.04% or 59,709 shares. Amalgamated National Bank reported 24,563 shares stake. Caprock Gru holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 3,080 shares. Great West Life Assurance Co Can holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 232,421 shares. Piedmont Inv Advsr Limited Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 7,556 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys owns 0.03% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 197,701 shares. Prelude Cap Ltd has invested 0.01% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Cypress Asset Management Incorporated Tx invested 0.07% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Goldman Sachs Group Inc holds 739,922 shares. 364 are held by Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com. First Tru Ltd Partnership has 496,824 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale accumulated 5,831 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt accumulated 53,168 shares.