2 Sizzling Hot Services Stocks: The Kroger Co. (KR), American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL)

The Kroger Co. (KR) ended last trading session with a change of -0.45 percent. It trades at an average volume of 8.01M shares versus 9.08M shares recorded at the end of last trading session. The share price of $28.69 is at a distance of 0.66 percent from its 52-week low and down -25.82 percent versus its peak. The company has a market cap of $26.92B and currently has 938.45M shares outstanding. The share price is currently -9.79 percent versus its SMA20, -12.75 percent versus its SMA50, and -13.24 percent versus its SMA200. The stock has a weekly performance of -2.32 percent and is -16.57 percent year-to-date as of the recent close.

On March 2, 2017 The Kroger Co. (KR) reported net earnings of $0.53 per diluted share and identical supermarket sales, without fuel, of -0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2016, which ended on January 28, 2017.

Fiscal 2016 net earnings were $2.05 per diluted share and identical supermarket sales growth, without fuel, was 1.0%.  The company’s fiscal year net earnings per diluted share included charges related to the restructuring of certain multi-employer pension obligations to help stabilize associates’ future benefits.  Excluding the effect of these charges, Kroger’s fiscal year adjusted net earnings per diluted share were $2.12.

American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) recently recorded -3.49 percent change and currently at $42.37 is 71.83 percent away from its 52-week low and down -16.14 percent versus its peak. It has a past 5-day performance of -6.49 percent and trades at an average volume of 6.39M shares. The stock has a 1-month performance of -8.49 percent and is -9.05 percent year-to-date as of the recent close. There were about 514.57M shares outstanding which made its market cap $21.8B. The share price is currently -8.09 percent versus its SMA20, -8.58 percent versus its SMA50, and 6.68 percent versus its SMA200.

Feb. 24, 2017 — American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) is recognizing the importance of women in film by announcing a new $50,000 award for independent film directors at this year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Bonnie Award will be given to an up-and-coming female director and seeks to honor their innovative vision and breakthrough work in the entertainment industry.

The award’s namesake, Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo, was the first female pilot to fly for a major U.S. airline. Tiburzi began her career in 1973 when she was hired by American Airlines as a flight engineer. Tiburzi flew for American for 26 years before retiring.