3. As of noon trading, Alaska Air Group ( ALK) is down $2.45 (-4.1%) to $57.28 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Alaska Air Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 829,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.93-$59.70 after having opened the day at $59.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.73. Alaska Air Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. Alaska Air Group has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 51.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. TheStreet Ratings rates Alaska Air Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Alaska Air Group Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.