A Big Picture Update on Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG)

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Shares of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) last traded at $21.94. The company’s performance year to date is 37.47%. The 200 day simple moving average is 41.00%. The 200 simple moving average (SMA) is considered a key indicator by traders and market analysts for determining the overall long-term trend. The price level in a market that coincides with the 200 SMA is recognized as a major support when price is above the 200 SMA or resistance when price is below the 200 SMA level.

AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES GROUP, INC. is a leading provider of air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. Through five principal subsidiaries, including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier Certificates, ATSG also provides aircraft leasing, aircraft maintenance services, airport ground services, fuel management, specialized transportation management, and air charter brokerage services. ATSG subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc., Air Transport International, LLC, Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc., Capital Cargo International Airlines, Inc., and LGSTX Services, Inc.

As per recent filings, Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) has an insider ownership of 3.00%.

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) has been storming Wallstreet with solid press release. Recently, the company announced that according to the March 2017 study commissioned by RetailMeNot and conducted by Forrester Consulting, the company’s mobile marketing solutions generate a three-year, risk-adjusted return on investment (ROI) of 4.3x.

The Exponential Moving Average (EMA) is similar to a simple moving average (average price over a set period) but it utilizes a weighting factor that exponentially declines from the most recent data point (recent prices are weighted higher than oil prices). EMA analysis compares the short term (5 days and 13 days), intermediate term (20 days) and long term (50 days) EMA’s. The respective EMA’s will give bullish signals when trading above trailing EMA’s and below the current price and vice versa. EMA alerts include crossovers (i.e the 5 day EMA crosses above/below the 20 day EMA) and EMA convergencies (5 day EMA equivalent to 13 day EMA). The long term and short term EMA’s of 19.69 and 17.18 are lower than the current trading price suggesting a bullish pattern in both short term as well as long term. .

The relative strength index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that is able to measure the velocity and magnitude of stock price changes. Momentum is calculated as the ratio of positive price changes to negative price changes. The RSI analysis compares the current RSI against neutral(50), oversold (30) and overbought (70) conditions. Alerts will inform you when stocks recede from oversold/overbought levels or breakthrough neutral (50). The current RSI is 91.16 suggesting a bullish price action.

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) is all set to announce its earnings on May 03/a. As per Zack’s analyst ratings, Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) currently has an average brokerage rating of 2. On a scale of 1 to 5, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a sell recommendation. A rating of 3 would indicate a hold on the stock. The consensus target price on (NASDAQ:ATSG) is $18.25 with a high of $20 and a low of $17.

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Buy and ranks in the Top 1% of all short term signal directions. Longer term, the trend strength is in the Top 1%. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend. The market is in highly overbought territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

As such, while we believe Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) represents a compelling growth story exposed to several secularly attractive markets, it would be interesting to see how it fairs for long-term investors.

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATSG), the leading provider of medium wide-body aircraft leasing, air cargo transportation and related services, reported consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.

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