Atlas Air Worldwide The aircraft delivery company announced Wednesday that it financed its six remaining B747-8F aircraft deliveries. Atlas Air Worldwide's estimated P/E for next year is 8.85. The average for the delivery services area of the market is 14.25. "Despite the difficulties Atlas had in 3Q11, the earnings potential in 2012 should continue to be strong for the company," Dahlman Rose analysts wrote in a report in November. "Management lowered EPS expectations for 2011 to +$4.30, down from +$5.00 and compared to the initial expectations of +$5.30. We are intrigued by the outlook for 2012 for two reasons. The new -8F is finally in service, and each aircraft adds $0.04/share/month. The other new business is the passenger AMC business, which should also contribute to the bottom line." Eight of the 12 analysts who cover Atlas rated it a buy. Four considered it a hold. TheStreet Ratings gives Atlas Air a B- grade with a $56.66 price target. The stock closed Thursday at $48.67 and has risen 31.23% year to date.
The following companies also received upgrades to buy from TheStreet Ratings Friday.
- Hyatt Hotels: (H) B- grade from TheStreet Ratings and a $49.61 price target. The stock closed Thursday at $42.84.
- Intersil: (ISIL) B grade from TheStreet Ratings and a $13.48 price target. The stock closed Thursday at $11.02.