American Airlines shares close lower on Friday, company apologizes after an ugly on-board stroller incident

April 24, 2017 7:19 am

On April 22nd American Airlines Group (AAL) apologized to a passenger, following a video, featuring an on-board clash over a baby stroller. As a result, the flight attendant, who was involved in the incident, has been suspended.

American Airlines shares closed lower on Friday, while also marking their third loss in the past twelve trading sessions. The stock edged down 0.15% ($0.07) to $45.15, after touching an intraday high at $45.50, or a price level not seen since March 6th ($46.68). In the week ended on April 23rd the shares of the transportation company added 4.15% to their market value compared to a week ago, which marked a second consecutive period of gains and also the best performance since the week ended on February 12th. The stock has pared its advance to 6.74% so far during the current month, following an 8.76% slump in March. The latter has been the largest monthly drop since June 2016. For the entire past year, the shares of the NASDAQ-listed carrier added 10.25%.

The video, taken by another passenger on the flight from San Francisco to Dallas, was first posted on Facebook on April 21st. It features a woman in tears holding a young child and a man getting off his seat and approaching a male flight attendant.

In his Facebook post, Surain Adyanthaya said the crew member “violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby … hitting her and just missing the baby. Then he tried to fight a passenger who stood up for her”.

“You do that to me and I’ll knock you flat”, the male passenger warned the flight attendant.

“Hit me, come on, hit me. Bring it on!”, the crew member responded. “You don’t know what the story is!”

At the end of the video the unidentified man went back to his seat.

“We are deeply sorry for the pain we have caused this passenger and her family and to any other customers affected by the incident”, the transportation company said in a Saturday-released statement, cited by Reuters.

According to CNN Money, the 16 analysts, offering 12-month forecasts regarding American Airlines’ stock price, have a median target of $48.00, with a high estimate of $95.00 and a low estimate of $40.00. The median estimate is a 6.31% surge compared to the closing price of $45.15 on April 21st.

The same media also reported that 10 out of 18 surveyed investment analysts had rated American Airlines’ stock as “Hold”, while 6 – as “Buy”.

Daily and Weekly Pivot Levels

With the help of the Camarilla calculation method, today’s levels of importance for the American Airlines stock are presented as follows:

R1 – $45.20
R2 – $45.24
R3 (Range Resistance – Sell) – $45.29
R4 (Long Breakout) – $45.43
R5 (Breakout Target 1) – $45.59
R6 (Breakout Target 2) – $45.66

S1 – $45.10
S2 – $45.06
S3 (Range Support – Buy) – $45.01
S4 (Short Breakout) – $44.87
S5 (Breakout Target 1) – $44.71
S6 (Breakout Target 2) – $44.64

By using the traditional method of calculation, the weekly levels of importance for American Airlines Group (AAL) are presented as follows:

Central Pivot Point – $44.67
R1 – $45.98
R2 – $46.82
R3 – $48.13
R4 – $49.45

S1 – $43.83
S2 – $42.52
S3 – $41.68
S4 – $40.85

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