SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW) reported change of -0.47% to $44.92 with the recent traded volume of 412216 shares in most recent trading session compared to an average volume of 290.19K. The stock was changed with -7.40% over last five days period.

The one month performance of stock was noted at -17.11%. SKYW’s shares are moving at -25.63% for the quarter and managed a -13.86% return over the course of the past year and is now at -15.40% since this point in 2018.

SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW) reported that it is has entered into definitive agreements to sell ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. (“ExpressJet”) to United Airlines (“United”) joint venture ManaAir, LLC. The transaction is expected to close in early 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.

Consideration for the transaction includes approximately $70 million in cash for the majority of the assets and the assumption of liabilities of ExpressJet, subject to a working capital adjustment. The ExpressJet assets excluded from the transaction will be utilized or liquidated by SkyWest. The expected realizable value to SkyWest of the remaining inventory is estimated to approximate the value of the working capital adjustment. SkyWest will retain ownership of the CRJ aircraft currently in service at ExpressJet.

The transaction also includes certain protections around existing SkyWest Airlines flying, as well as priority position to add 25 new dual-cabin aircraft with United should those opportunities arise. As part of the transaction, SkyWest has also agreed to lease 20 CRJ200s to ExpressJet for up to five years.

Chip Childs, SkyWest, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer said “Today’s announcement provides further clarity and focus for the future”. “We want to thank the employees of ExpressJet for their valued contributions and we look forward to continuing to strengthen our partnership with United.”

The stock beta value is 1.75. SKYW stock changed at -20.21% distance from its 200-day moving average. On a similar note, the stock marked distance of -15.07% from its 50-day moving average and moved -14.71% away from its 20-day moving average. The average volatility for the week and month was at 5.05% and 4.44% respectively. Its quarter to quarter sales remained 2.00% and sales observed at -1.90% over past 5 years. The company holds 52.49 million shares outstanding and 50.36 million shares are floated in market.

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