China Southern Airlines Company Limited (NYSE:ZNH) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group issued their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst A. Lee forecasts that the transportation company will post earnings per share of $4.58 for the year. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for China Southern Airlines Company Limited’s FY2018 earnings at $3.28 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.43 EPS.

ZNH has been the subject of a number of other research reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 13th.

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Shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited (NYSE ZNH) opened at 38.17 on Friday. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $38.24 and its 200-day moving average is $36.75. China Southern Airlines Company Limited has a 12 month low of $25.60 and a 12 month high of $43.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.40 billion, a PE ratio of 12.72 and a beta of 1.11.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited by 4.2% during the 1st quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 13,959 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $464,000 after acquiring an additional 566 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited by 9.7% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 17,880 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $595,000 after acquiring an additional 1,579 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its stake in shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 46,808 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,938,000 after acquiring an additional 2,127 shares during the last quarter. UBS Group AG increased its stake in shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited by 37,787.5% during the 1st quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 3,031 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $101,000 after acquiring an additional 3,023 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new position in shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited during the 1st quarter valued at about $162,000. 0.45% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About China Southern Airlines Company Limited

China Southern Airlines Company Limited is principally engaged in the operation of civil aviation, including the provision of passenger, cargo, mail delivery and other extended transportation services. The Company operates through two business segments, including Airline Transportation segment and Other segment.

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