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S&P 500   5,199.06
DOW   38,459.08
QQQ   445.37
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S&P 500   5,199.06
DOW   38,459.08
QQQ   445.37
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Alaska Air Group (ALK) Competitors

$42.67
+0.71 (+1.69%)
(As of 04/11/2024 ET)

ALK vs. CPA, SKYW, JBLU, UAL, LUV, AZUL, ULCC, AAL, FRO, and R

Should you be buying Alaska Air Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Alaska Air Group include Copa (CPA), SkyWest (SKYW), JetBlue Airways (JBLU), United Airlines (UAL), Southwest Airlines (LUV), Azul (AZUL), Frontier Group (ULCC), American Airlines Group (AAL), Frontline (FRO), and Ryder System (R). These companies are all part of the "transportation" sector.

Alaska Air Group vs.

Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) and Copa (NYSE:CPA) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, community ranking and media sentiment.

Copa has a net margin of 14.97% compared to Alaska Air Group's net margin of 2.25%. Copa's return on equity of 37.03% beat Alaska Air Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alaska Air Group2.25% 14.72% 3.96%
Copa 14.97%37.03%13.38%

In the previous week, Alaska Air Group had 20 more articles in the media than Copa. MarketBeat recorded 24 mentions for Alaska Air Group and 4 mentions for Copa. Copa's average media sentiment score of 0.57 beat Alaska Air Group's score of 0.45 indicating that Copa is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Alaska Air Group
6 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Copa
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Alaska Air Group presently has a consensus price target of $57.44, suggesting a potential upside of 34.61%. Copa has a consensus price target of $146.33, suggesting a potential upside of 42.17%. Given Copa's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Copa is more favorable than Alaska Air Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alaska Air Group
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.70
Copa
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.50

Alaska Air Group has a beta of 1.63, meaning that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Copa has a beta of 1.39, meaning that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Alaska Air Group received 179 more outperform votes than Copa when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 69.65% of users gave Alaska Air Group an outperform vote while only 64.97% of users gave Copa an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Alaska Air GroupOutperform Votes
817
69.65%
Underperform Votes
356
30.35%
CopaOutperform Votes
638
64.97%
Underperform Votes
344
35.03%

Copa has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Alaska Air Group. Copa is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alaska Air Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alaska Air Group$10.43B0.51$235M$1.8123.57
Copa$3.46B1.17$518.18M$12.788.05

Alaska Air Group pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Copa pays an annual dividend of $6.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Alaska Air Group pays out 82.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Copa pays out 50.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Copa is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

81.9% of Alaska Air Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.1% of Copa shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Alaska Air Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Copa beats Alaska Air Group on 12 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding ALK and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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ALK vs. The Competition

MetricAlaska Air GroupAir transportation, scheduled IndustryTransportation SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$5.37B$21.14B$9.08B$17.47B
Dividend YieldN/A3.26%4.04%3.47%
P/E Ratio23.5716.3018.5925.59
Price / Sales0.511.7822.6010.91
Price / Cash5.2736.0017.2117.89
Price / Book1.331.992.125.17
Net Income$235M$704.82M$611.09M$971.52M
7 Day Performance2.18%-0.66%0.02%-0.70%
1 Month Performance14.21%0.35%1.03%0.34%
1 Year Performance-1.18%-1.00%10.07%116.18%

Alaska Air Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CPA
Copa
4.9512 of 5 stars
$103.72
+0.2%
$146.33
+41.1%
+17.5%$4.09B$3.46B8.127,265Short Interest ↓
SKYW
SkyWest
2.2051 of 5 stars
$68.39
-0.5%
$56.00
-18.1%
+194.4%$2.76B$2.94B78.6113,121Short Interest ↑
JBLU
JetBlue Airways
1.6059 of 5 stars
$6.89
-2.8%
$5.53
-19.8%
-4.8%$2.34B$9.62B-7.3323,388Analyst Report
Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
UAL
United Airlines
4.9464 of 5 stars
$45.65
-3.6%
$64.93
+42.2%
-2.9%$14.97B$53.72B5.7910,300Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
LUV
Southwest Airlines
4.5044 of 5 stars
$28.33
-2.9%
$32.24
+13.8%
-12.8%$17.41B$26.09B37.7774,806Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
AZUL
Azul
1.343 of 5 stars
$7.48
-3.2%
$12.76
+70.7%
+0.3%$3.15B$3.74B-8.0414,247Short Interest ↑
ULCC
Frontier Group
1.1902 of 5 stars
$7.47
+3.9%
$7.65
+2.3%
-27.8%$1.67B$3.59B-124.507,235
AAL
American Airlines Group
4.6566 of 5 stars
$14.40
-6.6%
$17.53
+21.8%
-4.9%$9.43B$52.79B13.09132,100Short Interest ↓
FRO
Frontline
2.6475 of 5 stars
$23.62
-1.3%
$26.10
+10.5%
+62.2%$5.26B$1.83B8.0178News Coverage
Gap Up
R
Ryder System
3.736 of 5 stars
$118.03
-1.7%
$116.00
-1.7%
+35.6%$5.22B$11.78B13.5247,500

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