Shares of China Southern Airlines Co Ltd (NYSE:ZNH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on ZNH shares. ValuEngine raised shares of China Southern Airlines from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 11th. Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of Air China from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, June 10th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of OIL SEARCH LTD/ADR from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, July 22nd. UBS Group set a $115.00 price target on shares of Entergy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 15th. Finally, Daiwa Capital Markets lowered shares of China Southern Airlines from an “outperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 8th.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Investors Research Corp raised its position in China Southern Airlines by 27.3% in the second quarter. Investors Research Corp now owns 1,400 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $48,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in China Southern Airlines in the first quarter worth about $252,000. Confluence Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in China Southern Airlines in the first quarter worth about $234,000. Millennium Management LLC acquired a new position in China Southern Airlines in the fourth quarter worth about $242,000. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC raised its position in China Southern Airlines by 614.2% in the fourth quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 45,052 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,368,000 after purchasing an additional 38,744 shares in the last quarter. 0.39% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of ZNH traded down $0.27 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $33.63. 18,521 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 31,900. The firm has a fifty day moving average of $33.99. The firm has a market cap of $8.25 billion, a PE ratio of 16.82 and a beta of 1.70. The company has a current ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 0.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00. China Southern Airlines has a 1-year low of $25.45 and a 1-year high of $52.34.

China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, April 26th. The transportation company reported ($0.94) EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $5.02 billion for the quarter. China Southern Airlines had a net margin of 2.39% and a return on equity of 4.48%. Sell-side analysts predict that China Southern Airlines will post 4.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines Company Limited provides airlines transportation services in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It operates through two segments, Airline Transportation Operations and Other Segments. The company offers passenger, cargo, mail delivery, and other extended transportation services.

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