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Ally Schmidt

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  • uploads///Valuation
    Earnings Report

    How Can JetBlue Airways’s Valuation Change after Its 2Q16 Earnings?

    On July 15, 2016, JetBlue Airways (JBLU) was valued at 4x its forward EV-to-EBITDA. JetBlue’s valuation is slightly lower than its average of 6x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Aggressive Capacity Growth Subdued Utilization for SAVE and ALGT

    The efficiency, or utilization, of an airline’s capacity is measured using the passenger load factor, which is calculated by dividing the traffic numbers by capacity numbers.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Did US Airlines Fare in 4Q15?

    In this series, we’ll explore the key highlights of the major US airlines’ 4Q15 earnings. In 4Q15, the stocks of most legacy players outpaced those of regional carriers.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///LMT new opportunities
    Earnings Report

    LMT’s future opportunities in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific

    While the Middle East represents the most immediate opportunities, LMT is also working towards more promising opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Can New Resorts Lead the Way in Macao Casinos’ Recovery?

    Wynn Resorts opened its $4.1 billion Wynn Palace on August 22, 2016, and this may have directly contributed to Macao’s casino industry recovery in August.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///Traffic
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Delta Air Lines’ Traffic Fell in August 2016

    Delta Air Lines’ (DAL) total traffic fell due to a computer outage. For August 2016, Delta’s traffic fell by 2.8% as compared to the 0.5% capacity growth.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Do Analyst Estimates Suggest that Priceline’s Margins Have Peaked?

    Analyst estimates For 4Q15, analysts are estimating Priceline’s (PCLN) EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) to grow by 5% to $749 million with an EBITDA margin of 38%. For fiscal 2015, its EBITDA is expected to grow by 7% to $3,695 million with an EBITDA margin of 40.3%, a decline as compared to 2014. […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Outlook for General Dynamics’ individual business segments

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at the outlook for General Dynamics’ individual business segments. General Dynamics has four major business segments.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at Airline Stocks’ Recent Performance

    Stock performance in 2017 Most airline stocks have continued their gaining streak in 2017. As of February 14, 2017, Southwest Airlines (LUV) has seen the highest YTD (year-to-date) gain of 10.9%, followed by Alaska Airlines (ALK) with 8.5%. Allegiant Travels (ALGT) has gained 5.0%, United Continental (UAL) has gained 1.2%, and Delta Air Lines (DAL) […]

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///Hilton EBITDA
    Earnings Report

    What Analysts Recommend for Hilton ahead of 1Q17 Results

    Hilton’s consensus 12-month target price is $64.6, which indicates a 12.6% return potential over its April 21 closing price of $58.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Wall Street Analysts Recommend for Spirit Airlines

    As of September 21, 30.8% (four analysts) out of the 13 analysts tracking Spirit Airlines (SAVE) had a “strong buy” recommendation.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Expedia’s Valuation: What Is Priced In?

    Expedia (EXPE) currently trades at a forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 16.79x. This is significantly higher than its average valuation of 12.61x since November 2008.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Should Airline Industry Investors Look Out for in 2016?

    Growing capacity is necessary for revenue growth. However, capacity expansion that exceeds demand growth can lead to declining utilization.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    Which Hotels Will Be Impacted Most Due to the Terror Attack?

    Hotels with relatively large exposure to Europe will face the brunt of the terror attack in Brussels. European hotel chain Accor Group has 20 hotels in Brussels.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does UTC Reward Its Investors with Higher Returns?

    UTC (UTX) stock has generated more than 130% returns over the last decade. This is nearly double the S&P index returns during the same time period.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///Southwest Unit revenue
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southwest Airlines Increases Third-Quarter Unit Revenue Guidance

    Due to increasing crude oil prices, Southwest Airlines (LUV) expects fuel costs to rise more in the third quarter.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///Reveunue
    Earnings Report

    Could 2016 Be the Year of Revenue Growth for United Continental?

    United Continental (UAL) expects its unit revenue to decline approximately 6%–8% YoY for the upcoming first quarter of 2016. Revenues are expected to remain under pressure in 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Can Delta Air Lines Continue to Reduce Its Debt in 2016?

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) expects to generate more than $7 billion–$8 billion of operating cash flow and ~$4 billion–$5 billion of free cash flow. It plans to reduce its adjusted net debt to $4 billion by 2020.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    How Have Travel Stock Prices Reacted to Trump’s Win?

    After initial jitters, the S&P 500 recovered by a wide margin, rising 1.1% at the close of trading on November 9, 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Defense modernization to spur growth

    Most emerging economies are grappling with aging fleets and equipment. Modernization will drive growth in the short term as a result.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///Dividend
    Earnings Report

    Will Boeing Increase Its Dividend Payout in 2Q16?

    Boeing has a history of increasing its dividend payout once in every four quarters. The company has already announced a 20% increase in quarterly dividends for 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Analysts Fall Out of Love with Southwest Airlines?

    Out of the 18 analysts tracking Southwest Airlines (LUV), 11 analysts (61.1%) have a “buy” recommendation on the stock versus 71% analysts that had a “buy” recommendation on Southwest in 2Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///ALK demand capacity growth
    Earnings Report

    What Helped Alaska Air Group Drive its 2Q15 Earnings?

    Adding newer destinations Alaska Air Group (ALK) added a number of new routes in the second quarter of 2015, such as: Boise to Reno Eugene to San Jose, California Los Angeles to Baltimore Los Angeles to Gunnison–Crested Butte Los Angeles to Monterey Los Angeles to San Jose, Costa Rica Portland to Austin Seattle to Charleston […]

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///JBHT driver shortage
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Driver shortage will likely have a negative impact on J.B. Hunt

    Today, one of the biggest challenges for the trucking industry is driver shortage. There aren’t enough experienced drivers. It’s expected to have a negative impact on JBHT.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///LC capacity growth
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alaska Airlines Capacity Growth Is Faster than That of Its Peers

    Alaska Air Group saw the highest surge in traffic demand and was the leader in capacity growth, with a 6.4% YoY increase in its capacity in July 2015.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Market outlook for Embraer

    Forecasts show the civil aerospace market could see a global demand of 27,000 new airliners by 2031. This points to a great market outlook for Embraer.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///ANR
    Consumer

    Investors Digesting Analysts’ Optimism over Expedia

    Out of the 28 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg who track Expedia (EXPE), 19 analysts have a “buy” recommendation on the stock, eight analysts have a “hold” rating, and one analyst has a “sell” rating.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    J.B. Hunt’s Dedicated Contract Services segment 4Q14 performance

    J.B. Hunt’s DCS segment saw a strong 10% year-over-year revenue growth to $363 million for 4Q14, driven by rate increases and more active customer accounts.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///ODFL Technologies
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does ODFL have a technological edge?

    ODFL gets a technological edge from its series of wireless automated dock and yard management procedures for its 117 service centers across the US.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    What Analysts Recommend for Priceline after 3Q17 Results

    Of the 31 analysts rating Priceline’s stock after the company’s 3Q17 earnings report, 19.4% (six analysts) have issued a “strong buy” rating and 58.1% (18 analysts) have issued a “buy” rating.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///Airline Utilization
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Airlines Must Balance Load Factors with Capacity Growth

    Airlines’ aggressive capacity growth has had an adverse effect on utilization, which has resulted in declining utilizations for most players.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///Hotel segment
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Are Reservations Ctrip’s Leading Revenue Generator?

    CTrip’s Accommodation Reservation segment formed in 1999. It very quickly emerged as the company’s leading revenue generator.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Airlines Got off to a Bad Start in 2016

    2016 has been the worst start for the S&P 500 in the past eight years. US airlines also saw a bad start. The Dow Jones U.S. Airline Index has fallen 4% YTD.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///UTX Otis
    Earnings Report

    How was United Technologies’s Otis unit performance in 2014?

    The Otis segment is expected to grow steadily in the next year, driven by growth in key regions such as the US and China.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    How Did the Market React to the Terror Attack in Brussels?

    SPY closed almost flat on March 22. It recovered after an initial sell-off following the terror attack in Brussels. This is common after the uncertainty of an event.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Is Hilton’s Future Outlook?

    Hilton is poised to grow in its industry and could generate substantial shareholder value for its investors in the long term.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///JBHT shifting capacity
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is JBHT’s Intermodal segment a current and future growth driver?

    Today, JBHT’s Intermodal segment contributes ~60% of the company’s revenues and 73% of its profits. JBHT is largest intermodal provider.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Landstar’s 3Q14 performance

    On a year-to-date basis, Landstar’s revenues stood at $2,321 million, an 18% year-over-year increase from 2013.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gaming Stocks Tumble after Mild Recovery in October

    Macao has seen extraordinary growth in the past decade and a half. It has also seen a similar fall ever since the Chinese government imposed anti-corruption restrictions in 2014.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///US GDP Growth
    Earnings Report

    What Key Trends Can Shape UPS’s Future?

    UPS’s performance is related to global growth, especially US economic growth. Logistics companies are a direct reflection of the country’s economic health.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Pilot Strikes Become a Major Issue for the Airlines?

    In mid-September 2016, the Hawaiian Airlines pilot union opened a strike operations center to operate in the event of a strike.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Can Boeing Successfully Cut Costs in 2016?

    Boeing is six months ahead of schedule on its 737 MAX production, which means earlier deliveries of the aircraft.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///HON stock Movement
    Earnings Report

    Honeywell generated consistent returns for its investors

    Honeywell has been in business for about three decades. In the past decade, the company has been able to garner more than 150% returns for its investors.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Are Troubles Over for the Gaming Industry?

    The gaming industry has been heavily dependent on Macao, and the Chinese economy’s troubles don’t seem to be going away soon. Companies are finding new destinations in Japan and Korea to develop the next Macao.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Understanding Boeing’s 2017 Expectations for Revenues and Margins

    Boeing (BA) recorded $94.6 billion in revenues for 2016—a 2% YoY fall, mainly on the back of lower commercial airplane deliveries in the year.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    More Analysts Have Turned Positive on Alaska Air Group

    Alaska Air Group’s (ALK) consensus 12-month target price is $80.55, which indicates a 15.2% return potential on October 10, 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///UTX Sikorsky
    Earnings Report

    UTX Sikorsky segment performance for 4Q14

    The Sikorsky segment saw a major win from India’s navy, which placed an order for 16 S-70B Seahawk naval helicopters.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Is Priceline’s Stock Too Expensive?

    Priceline doesn’t offer any cash dividends on its common stock since it prefers to retain future earnings to finance the expansion of its business.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///Fuel
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Oil and Airlines: How Are They Mixing?

    Airlines have been enjoying huge cash surpluses due to cheaper jet fuel, a situation that has persisted since oil prices experienced a massive slide in mid-2014.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Can Alaska Air Group Continue Its Healthy Revenue Growth in 2016?

    For 4Q15, Alaska Air Group’s passenger revenues grew by 4.7% YoY in contrast to the industry’s revenue decline of 1% in 2015. ALK’s total revenue growth stood at 5.5% YoY.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Boeing Stock Falls after Comments by Delta’s CEO

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) reported its earnings on October 14, 2015. The earnings call caused greater movement in one of Delta’s key vendors—Boeing (BA).

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///Leverage
    Earnings Report

    Have Heavy Investments Led to High Debt for Qunar?

    Qunar (QUNR) has been investing heavily in order to drive business growth. However, this has resulted in operating losses.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///LF
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can Airline Capacity Utilization Improve Going Forward?

    Airline capacity utilization is measured using the passenger load factor, which is calculated by dividing traffic numbers by capacity numbers.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    TripAdvisor Better Do This to Reduce Its Leverage in 2H16

    The total debt on TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) balance sheet has decreased from $288 million at the end of 2Q15 to $92 million at the end of 2Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing UPS’s 3Q15 Performance, Expansions, and Acquisitions

    United Parcel Service (UPS) continued to perform as expected and recorded its third consecutive quarter of improved earnings per share growth.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///SWFT Debt levels
    Earnings Report

    Swift’s Debt Reduction Initiative Boosts Stock Returns

    Swift Transportation generated stock returns of 28% for 2014—comfortably beating the index returns of ~12%.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///BA Cash vs Debt
    Earnings Report

    Boeing’s growing operating cash and manageable debt levels

    Boeing’s operating cash flow for the year was about $9 billion. The operating cash flow was $5 billion for the fourth quarter—up from $1.4 billion in 4Q13.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///air fares
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are 2016’s Rising Airfares Here to Stay?

    Since airlines across the industry have been forecast to beat record profits achieved in 2015, consumers have expected a further fall in airfares.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///JBLU LF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at How JetBlue’s Unit Revenue Changed in August

    Since JetBlue Airways’ (JBLU) traffic growth was higher than its capacity growth, its utilizations improved in August 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///Marriott analyst rating
    Earnings Report

    What Analysts Are Recommending for Marriott

    Of the 29 analysts tracking Marriott International (MAR), 17.0% (five analysts) have a “strong buy” recommendation for the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///operations
    Earnings Report

    Can Alaska Air Group Maintain Its Operational Edge in 2016?

    Among its legacy carrier peer group, Alaska Air Group witnessed the most aggressive growth in terms of both traffic and capacity. Airline traffic, as measured by revenue passenger mile, grew by 11.6% YoY in 4Q15.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Key Takeaways from Marriott International’s 2Q15 Earnings

    In the second quarter of 2015, Marriott International’s net income grew by a strong 25% YoY to $240 million. Demand increased in both the US and Europe.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Qunar’s Key Metrics Suggest about Future Growth Potential?

    Unlike other online travel industry majors like Priceline (PCLN), Expedia (EXPE), and Ctrip (CTRP), Qunar Cayman Islands (QUNR) earns the highest revenue from flight reservations.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///ASM
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can American Airlines’ Capacity Continue Its High Growth Rate?

    After declining slightly and appearing mostly flat for the past three months, American Airlines’ (AAL) capacity grew by 8% year-over-year in February 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JetBlue Airways Raised Third-Quarter 2018 Guidance

    Crude oil prices have been rising throughout 2018 due to supply concerns.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///Air fare
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Airfares Continue to Decline in 2016?

    According to a study by Expedia, airfares fell by about 5% in 2015. Despite this decline, passenger complaints are on the rise. Many consumer leaders also lobbied for airfare reductions.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///ASM
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will United Continental’s Capacity Continue to Grow in November 2016?

    In November 2016, United Continental Holdings’ (UAL) capacity grew by 1.6% YoY (year-over-year). YTD as of November, capacity grew 1.3%.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why Is JetBlue Airways’s Stock Seeing Negative Momentum?

    JetBlue Airways (JBLU) was the only airline stock to have gained more than 50% during 2015, when the stock soared as high as ~65%.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Investors Should Watch Macao’s Unemployment Rate

    Unemployment rate The unemployment rate indicates the percentage of the labor force that is currently unemployed but actively seeking employment. In 2000, the unemployment rate in Macao peaked at 7%. Since then, tremendous growth in the gaming industry has helped reduce employment in Macao. Unemployment averaged 3.8% between 1996 and May 2017. Between January and […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Macao’s Visitor Arrival Trend Improving?

    For November 2016, visitor arrivals remained unchanged as compared to November 2015 and fell 3.4% month-over-month to 2.6 million visitors.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///Revenue
    Earnings Report

    Will Market Share Gains Continue to Drive Priceline’s Revenue Growth in 2016?

    For 3Q16, analysts are estimating Priceline’s revenues to grow by 16.6%, which would be higher than the 12% growth the company saw in the second quarter.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Is FedEx Management’s Outlook for the Future?

    FedEx continues to see growth in the global economy. It expects the US GDP to grow by 2.4% in 2015 and by 2.6% in 2016, driven by increased consumer spending.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///ANR
    Earnings Report

    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for JetBlue Airways?

    According to a Bloomberg consensus, JetBlue Airways is expected to see earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.6 in the quarter, compared to EPS of $0.58 in 3Q15.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why Most Analysts Still Recommend ‘Buys’ on American Airlines

    According to Bloomberg’s consensus, out of the 14 analysts tracking American Airlines (AAL), 71.4% have “buy” recommendations.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Are Analysts Bullish on United Continental ahead of the 3Q16 Earnings?

    According to Bloomberg, 12 out of 16 analysts tracking UAL have issued “buy” recommendations. Four analysts have issued “holds.” None has issued a “sell.”

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s Priced into Macao Casino Valuations?

    As of January 3, 2016, the Macao casino industry valuation stands at 12.6x. This valuation is lower than the industry average valuation of 12.05x since February 2008.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Comparing Lockheed Martin with other major defense contractors

    With total sales of $45,358 million in 2013, Lockheed Martin is the largest defense contractor in the world. The other major defense contractors in the world include The Boeing Company and Raytheon Company.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why Is Qatar Airways Interested in American Airlines?

    In the last week of June 2017, Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar Al Baker, disclosed the carrier’s interest in buying a 10% stake worth $808 million in American Airlines through the open market.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Mixed Recommendations for Qunar Cayman Islands

    Qunar Cayman Islands (QUNR) is expected to report its fiscal 4Q15 earnings on March 21, 2016. Of the 12 analysts tracking Qunar, six analysts have a “buy” recommendation on the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why United Continental Got Downward Revision of 2016 Revenue

    For 2016, analysts are estimating United Continental’s (UAL) revenue to decline by 4% to $36.0 billion. The decline is higher than the earlier estimate of 2%.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Most Airline Stocks Continue to Tumble in August

    In 2015, most airline stocks have fallen, and the NYSE ARCA Airline Index (XAL), which is composed of the major US airline stocks, has also tumbled as much as 13.5% year-to-date.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does FedEx Do Enough for Its Investors?

    In the past, FedEx has rewarded its investors with returns that were better than the market. Its stock has beaten market returns substantially in the last ten years.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Industrials

    An investor’s introduction to Lockheed Martin Corporation

    In 2013, Lockheed Martin clocked revenues of $45.4 billion. Of its revenues, 82% come from the U.S. government, around 17% from international customers, and 1% from other U.S. commercial customers.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Macao Casino Industry’s Valuation May Remain Low

    As of December 10, 2015, the Macao casino industry’s valuation stands at 11.10x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Alaska Air: Why Analysts Forecast Higher Revenue in Next 2 Years

    For 2Q16, analysts are estimating 4.2% revenue growth for Alaska Air Group (ALK), which is slower than the 6.2% growth in 1Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Delta Air Lines’s July 2016 Metrics Left Investors Wary

    US airline stocks tumbled on Tuesday, August 3, following Delta Air Lines’s (DAL) weak operational metrics for July 2016. DAL reported a 7% year-over-year decline in its passenger revenue per available seat mile numbers for July 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    UPS and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Simplicity in Trade?

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership is expected open cross-border trade between member nations by increasing imports and exports and cutting taxes and tariffs.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    Macao Revenue Beats Expectations by a Wide Margin

    May revenue marks a high point According to the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, Macao’s gross gaming revenue has risen 23.7% YoY (year-over-year) to 22.7 billion Macao patacas, or $2.8 billion. The revenue growth beat analysts’ estimate by a wide margin. Analysts had forecast Macao’s May revenue to grow 16.5% YoY. May marks the tenth consecutive […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Priceline?

    Priceline’s consensus 12-month target price is $1,479.55, which indicates an 11.5% return potential.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Analysts Recommend for Major Airlines’ Stock

    Analyst recommendations Among the seven major carriers, most analysts seem to favor Delta Air Lines (DAL). Delta Air Lines has a “buy” rating from 87.5% of analysts covering it. Next is Southwest Airlines (LUV), which has 70.6% of analysts recommending “buy” and 29.4% recommending “hold.” Alaska Airlines (ALK) has 69.2% of analysts recommending “buy” and […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Are Analysts Expecting JetBlue Airways’s Revenue to Grow in 2Q16?

    Analysts are estimating 2Q16 revenue of ~$1.7 billion for JetBlue Airways (JBLU), which is a year-over-year increase of 2.2%.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///BA revenue breakup
    Earnings Report

    An investor’s introduction to Boeing

    This introduction to Boeing (BA) provides basic information about the aerospace manufacturing leader’s products, services, and third-quarter performance.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    How Has the Market Reacted to Priceline’s Acquisition of Momondo?

    Year-to-date through February 23, 2017, Priceline (PCLN) stock has risen 11.7%, outperforming rivals Expedia and TripAdvisor (TRIP).

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Is the FedEx-TNT Deal a Threat to UPS?

    FedEx (FDX) offered to purchase TNT Express for an all-cash deal of $4.8 billion. The deal aims to provide FedEx with a strong hold in the European market.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How American Airlines Stock Reacted to Its Guidance Update

    American Airlines (AAL) stock rose almost 0.94% on September 12, the day of its traffic release.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///ANR
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts’ Views on Delta Air Lines after Its Traffic Release

    Analyst upgrades Delta Air Lines (DAL) has already received four downgrades since its traffic release yesterday. Imperial Capital reduced its target price from $54 to $50, Deutsche Bank has reduced its target price from $62 to $59, Cowen & Co. has reduced its target price from $66 to $60, and UBS has reduced its target […]

    By Ally Schmidt
  • uploads///Risks
    Company & Industry Overviews

    TripAdvisor’s Future: Key Risks that the Company Could Face

    Online travel industry leaders like Priceline (PCLN) and Expedia (EXPE) have a mixed relationship. They’re partners as well as competitors.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Raytheon Company’s Integrated Defense Systems

    Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems segment saw marginally lower sales during the year due to lower sales across most of its major programs such as the Patriot program.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is JetBlue Airways’ Traffic Keeping Up with Its Capacity?

    For July 2016, JetBlue Airways’ (JBLU) traffic grew by 6.6% YoY (year-over-year), higher than its July 2016 capacity growth of 5.5% YoY.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Upcoming Earnings Events for the Airline Industry

    The airline industry’s fundamentals have improved tremendously in the past two years. This was driven by several factors that include low oil prices, strong passenger travel demand, and strong economic growth.

    By Ally Schmidt
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