Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:HA) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are covering the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $47.50.

Several research firms have issued reports on HA. Vetr downgraded Hawaiian Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $42.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded Hawaiian Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, June 27th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Morgan Stanley restated a “sell” rating and set a $43.00 target price on shares of Hawaiian Holdings in a research report on Sunday, August 21st. Argus upgraded Hawaiian Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Finally, Imperial Capital initiated coverage on Hawaiian Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, September 6th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $58.00 price objective on the stock.

In other news, SVP Theodoros Panagiotoulias sold 1,508 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.19, for a total transaction of $71,162.52. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 12,332 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $581,947.08. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Mark B. Dunkerley sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.50, for a total value of $237,500.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 585,644 shares in the company, valued at $27,818,090. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in HA. Acrospire Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Hawaiian Holdings during the first quarter worth about $134,000. Advisor Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Hawaiian Holdings during the second quarter worth about $129,000. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Hawaiian Holdings by 133.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,467 shares of the company’s stock worth $164,000 after buying an additional 1,983 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its position in shares of Hawaiian Holdings by 55.5% in the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 3,670 shares of the company’s stock worth $173,000 after buying an additional 1,310 shares during the period. Finally, Societe Generale bought a new position in shares of Hawaiian Holdings during the second quarter worth about $149,000. 88.18% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) opened at 46.36 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.48 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.98 and a beta of 1.22. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $45.87 and its 200 day moving average price is $43.83. Hawaiian Holdings has a one year low of $23.31 and a one year high of $50.95.

Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $594.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $589.04 million. Hawaiian Holdings had a return on equity of 50.15% and a net margin of 10.50%. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Hawaiian Holdings will post $4.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hawaiian Holdings Company Profile

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc (Hawaiian) is engaged in the scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo. The Company offers transportation amongst the Hawaiian Islands (the Neighbor Island routes); between the Hawaiian Islands and certain cities in the United States (the North America routes), and between the Hawaiian Islands and the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Asia (the International routes), collectively referred to as the Company’s Scheduled Operations.

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