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    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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    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
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    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
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    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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    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
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    Must-know: Alaska’s commitment to increase shareholder returns

    Increases in share prices and dividends provide direct benefits to shareholders. The increases in share prices give better returns. Share repurchases and stock splits provide indirect benefits. Share repurchases lead to a reduction in outstanding shares. This results in increased EPS.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    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
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    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
  • Industrials

    United sees major improvement in 3Q14 fuel cost efficiency

    United achieved significant fuel cost savings during 3Q14 in the form of lower purchase costs and improved fuel efficiency.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Industrials

    Must-know: Alaska’s increasing return on invested capital

    Alaska’s capital expenditure (or capex) mainly includes investment on aircraft. It increased since 2010. In 2013, ~80% of the total cash used for investing activities was on capital expenditure. The total capital expenditure was $566 million. $487 million was on aircraft and aircraft purchase deposits. $79 million was on flight equipment and other property and equipment.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    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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    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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    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
  • Industrials

    Why airlines adopt approaches to improve yield and revenue

    Alaska Airlines (ALK) has the lowest yield of $0.148 among all its peers. Its peers include Delta (DAL) at $0.1689, United (UAL) at $0.1614, American (AAL) at $0.1622, and Southwest (LUV) at $0.1602. Revenue management is essential for the airline industry. The industry needs to maximize revenue by selling the most aircraft seats possible to customers at the best price.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    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
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    Key growth trends in airline passenger traffic by region

    Global passenger traffic has increased by 5.8% year-over-year during the first eight months of 2014. Europe (29.7%), Asia-Pacifc (29.2%), and North America (25%) comprise ~85% of global market share by passenger traffic.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Why Have Some Analysts Become Less Positive on American Airlines?

    Out of the 14 analysts tracking American Airlines (AAL), 50% have a “buy” recommendation on the stock as compared to the 71.4% that had a “buy” rating in 2Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Airlines Capacity Growth Outpaces Demand, Load Factor Drops

    Decreasing load factors across the airline industry mean that airlines are not able to fill up their seats as fast as they are adding seats. This justifies investor fears of overcapacity.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Industrials

    Must-know: Alaska Airlines’ aircraft and fuel efficiency

    In 2013, Alaska operated a fleet of 131 Boeing 737 jet aircraft. It had contracts with Horizon, Sky West Airlines, and Peninsula Airways for regional capacity. Horizon operated 51 Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. It sells all of its capacity to Alaska according to its capacity purchase agreements.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Alaska Air Group Completes Virgin America Merger

    On April 4, 2016, Alaska Air Group (ALK) announced its acquisition of Virgin America for $57 per share in cash, which amounted to $2.6 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What the Direction of October’s Truck Tonnage Index Indicates

    In this article, we’ll look at the direction of the Truck Tonnage Index (or TTI) in October 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is a Rerating of Airlines’ Valuation Multiple Possible?

    Currently, American Airlines (AAL), Southwest Airlines (LUV), and Alaska Air Group (ALK) are all trading at ~5x their forward EV-to-EBITDA multiples.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Airline Mergers and Acquisitions: Are We There Yet?

    The most recent phase of consolidation that began in 2005 has seen 13 airline mergers and acquisitions. Four of these deals are worth special mention because they changed the face of the industry.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Initial Reactions from the Travel Industry after Trump’s Win

    Just a few days ago, we wrote about how Trump had received very little support from the travel industry. Now that he’s been elected, what’s next?

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Wall Street Analysts’ Recommendations for American Airlines

    According to Reuters, of the 17 analysts tracking American Airlines (AAL), 23.5% (or four) have “strong buy” ratings on the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Why Delta Air Lines Stock Fell after Q4 Earnings

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) reported its fourth quarter 2016 results on January 12, 2016. The airline’s revenue fell.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Fewer Analysts Recommend ‘Buys’ on American Airlines

    Analysts’ “hold” ratings on American Airlines stock have risen significantly. Nine analysts, a total of 56.3%, now have “hold” ratings on the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Frontier Airlines’ IPO: Is the Timing Right?

    Airline financials improved drastically in the past three years. Frontier Airlines’ IPO seems to be hitting the market at the right time for its investors.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Spirit Airlines’ Stock Has Lost 40% of Its Value in 5 Months

    The problems for Spirit Airlines (SAVE) started in early May, when the company ended up canceling hundreds of flights.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Alaska Air’s Low Debt: Is It an Advantage?

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) has been trying to reduce its debt burden in order to strengthen its balance sheet in the long term.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Will American Airlines Increase Dividend Payouts?

    American Airlines started paying dividends in mid-2014, joining the ranks of Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Air Group, the few dividend-paying airlines.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    JetBlue Airways: What Are Analysts’ Recommendations?

    JetBlue Airways (JBLU) is expected to release its 2Q16 earnings on July 26. According to an analyst consensus, JBLU is expected to earn $0.49 in 2Q16, compared to earnings per share of $0.44 in 2Q15.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing the Key Variables for the Airline Industry

    Investors should keep an eye on airfare trends. Despite a 40% fall in crude oil prices—the major cost for airlines—airfares have remained fairly stable.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Are Analysts Estimating for Spirit Airlines in 2016?

    Of the 15 analysts rating Spirit Airlines’ stock, 80% (12 analysts) have a “buy” rating, 20% (three analysts) have a “hold” rating, and none of the analysts have a “sell” rating.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Can Investors Expect from Delta Air Lines in 2Q15?

    For 2Q15, Delta Air Lines expects to increase its revenues by 2% based on 3% growth in capacity and a 2%–4% decline in revenue per available seat.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Can Alaska Air Stock Continue Its Stellar Performance in 2016?

    Alaska Air Group plans to announce its 4Q15 and 2015 financial results on January 21, 2016. The company had a successful 2014 with record profits of $605 million on revenues of $5.37 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Strong 3Q16 and Warren Buffett: Airlines Are Soaring Higher

    Airline stocks have had a great run since 3Q16. In October and November, United Continental (UAL) rose the most at 31.4%, followed by Spirit Airlines (SAVE).

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Are Analysts Estimating for UAL in 2016?

    UAL’s consensus 12-month target price is $77.38, which indicates a 65.6% return potential.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Could Alaska Air Group’s Margin Expand in 2017?

    In 1Q17, Alaska Air Group’s (ALK) EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) is expected to fall 5.8% to $385 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Delta Air Lines: On the Right Route to Achieve Capacity Guidance?

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) has maintained a low-capacity growth profile throughout 2017. For May 2017, DAL’s capacity growth was flat at 22,072 million miles.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Declining Crude Oil: A Double-Edged Sword for United Continental

    United Continental saw $912 million in 4Q15 savings as its fuel bill fell by 36% compared to a year ago.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Spirit Airlines Warns of Possible Furloughs

    Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) is set to report its fiscal 2020 second-quarter results on July 23. Analysts expect losses and a decline in revenue from almost all airlines.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    What to Expect from American Airlines’ Q2 Results

    American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) will likely report its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 before the market opens on July 23.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Alaska Airlines to Report Q2 Earnings, Cancels Layoffs

    Alaska Airlines (NYSE:ALK) will likely report its second-quarter results on July 23 after the market opens. For now, the company will avoid pilot furloughs.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    United Airlines’ Q2 Results Paint Bleak Outlook for Airlines

    United Airlines reported its second-quarter results on July 21. The quarter hit airlines hard, and they suffered huge losses owing to almost-zero demand.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Will Delta Air Lines’ Losses Be Higher in Q2?

    Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will likely report its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 on July 14 after the market opens.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Delta Air Lines Reports Wider-than-Expected Losses in Q2

    Delta Air Lines’ adjusted revenue, excluding refinery sales, came in at $1.2 billion. The airline saw a capacity reduction of 85%.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Airline Stocks Improved in June amid Easing Lockdowns

    Most airline stocks reported gains in June. American Airlines and United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) saw their stocks rise by double-digits at 19.8% and 19.7%.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Goldman Sachs Upgraded Southwest Airlines to ‘Buy’

    Southwest Airlines stands out due to its strong balance sheet. A Goldman Sachs analyst is bullish about the stock making a strong recovery.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Delta Air Lines Warns Pilots about Possible Furloughs

    Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company warned pilots about possible furloughs in the coming months.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    JetBlue Airways Announces Growth Plans amid COVID-19 Crisis

    On June 18, to support revenue recovery, JetBlue announced that it will add 30 domestic routes, especially in its leisure markets.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    What’s United Airlines Doing to Survive the COVID-19 Crisis?

    United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) has been suffering amid the COVID-19 pandemic. United’s heavy dependency on international and business travel is a challenge.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Why Does Jim Cramer Favor Southwest Airlines?

    Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) has been gearing up to give other airlines though competition. Air travel demand has been picking up again.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Alaska Air Will Cut Jobs to Recover from COVID-19 Losses

    Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) is bearing the brunt of COVID-19 like other airlines. The airline sector got hit the hardest due to travel restrictions amid the pandemic.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    United Airlines Will Sell 22 Planes to BOC Aviation amid COVID-19

    United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) has fallen 3.7% in pre-market trading as of 7:03 AM ET today. The airline industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Industrials

    Airline Stocks Crash, Face Turbulence amid Coronavirus

    Airline stocks fell significantly on Thursday. More coronavirus cases led to travel restrictions and a big drop in demand.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Industrials

    United Airlines Stock Gains on Evercore Rating Upgrade

    United Airlines (UAL) stock gained nearly 2% on Thursday. Evercore ISI analyst Duane Pfennigwerth upgraded the stock to “outperform” from “in-line.”

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Low-entry barriers intensify competition in airline industry

    Short-term outlook above expectations The IATA (International Air Transport Association) has revised its forecast upwards on global airline profitability after the free fall of crude oil prices in the second half of 2014. Global net profit for 2014 is now estimated at $19.9 billion, higher than $18 billion projected in June. Profitability is expected to […]

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southwest Extends MAX Grounding, Updates Q4 Outlook

    Today, Southwest Airlines (LUV) announced that it is removing all Boeing (BA) 737 MAX flights from its flying schedule through April 13.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Airline Stocks Soar on Strong Job Market Report

    Almost every US airline stock soared last Friday after the US Department of Labor reported stronger-than-expected job market data.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    Must-know: Delta’s fleet restructuring and capacity growth plans

    Fleet restructuring is an important part of Delta’s cost reduction initiatives. Delta is replacing its 50-seat regional fleet with more efficient CRJ-900 and B-717-200 aircraft.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Why fewer aircraft deliveries in August slowed capacity growth

    Airlines increase capacity by adding more aircraft to their fleet. In August, as we saw in Part 2 of this series, the rate of growth in capacity was lower compared to demand growth.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Why investors should track labor cost in the airline industry

    The second largest cost component for airlines—after fuel cost—is salaries, wages, and benefits. Employment in the U.S. airline industry increased in the last couple of years.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Airline Stocks: Have Q3 Results Eased Investors’ Fears?

    Airline stocks gained altitude in October. The third-quarter results eased investors’ concerns about the global economic slowdown and the MAX grounding.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JetBlue Up, Alaska Air Down after JPM Rating Change

    Today, JPMorgan Chase analyst Jamie Baker upgraded JetBlue (JBLU) stock to “overweight” from “neutral.” JPM also downgraded Alaska Air (ALK).

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Industrials

    How Did Airline Stocks Fare during Q3 Earnings Season?

    Airline stocks rose last week. Most of the companies reported better-than-expected third-quarter results. Notably, airline companies’ earnings beat the estimates.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Alaska Air Stock Rose after Q3 Earnings Beat Estimates

    Alaska Air (ALK) stock rose nearly 1% during extended trade on Thursday. The company reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings results.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Southwest Excluded Hawaii from Its Fare Hike

    JPMorgan Chase analyst Jamie Baker revealed on October 10 that Southwest Airlines had excluded Hawaiian flights from the recent fare hike across its network.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    Why Airline Stocks Are Underperforming the US Market

    The year so far hasn’t gone well for airline stocks, as the majority have underperformed the broader markets. The US Global Jets ETF (JETS) is up just 1.2% year-to-date.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Southwest Stock Gains after Wolfe Research’s Upgrade

    Southwest Airlines (LUV) stock gained 3.3% Friday after Wolfe Research analyst Hunter Keay upgraded his rating to “outperform” from “peer perform.”

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Southwest Beat Q2 Earnings Estimate Despite MAX Jets

    Southwest reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings results despite the massive negative impact from Boeing’s grounded jets.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Delta Air Lines Is an Attractive Dividend Stock

    Dividend payments and share repurchases have been key strategies for Delta Air Lines (DAL) to enhance shareholder wealth.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Airlines Suspends Its Operations to Venezuela

    American Airlines (AAL) has suspended its services to Venezuela indefinitely amid rising political turmoil and unrest in the country.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Airlines Halts Operations to Venezuela amid Unrest

    American Airlines (AAL) announced that it had temporarily suspended all flights to and from Venezuela in the wake of rising civil unrest in the South American country.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    Analysts Lower Target Price on Alaska Air after Q1 Outlook Cut

    Analysts have been lowering their target price on Alaska Air Group (ALK) since the company slashed its first-quarter unit revenue outlook on March 5.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Delta’s Aggressive Shareholder Return Plan

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) has always tried to enhance shareholders’ wealth through dividend payments and share repurchases.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Falling Oil Prices Are Expected to Drive UAL’s Q4 Profitability

    Oil prices have been seeing a bearish trend since October 2018 as fears of a supply shortage have vanished.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    United Airlines’ December Traffic Outpaced Its Capacity Growth

    On January 9, United Continental’s wholly-owned subsidiary, United Airlines, reported its operating performance for December 2018.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Airlines’ Rating Downgrade: Investors Are Cautious

    Most of the analysts polled by Reuters have provided “buy” recommendations on stocks in the airline industry.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    How Top US Airlines Are Faring on the Valuation Front

    With a return of more than 43% YTD (year-to-date), United Continental (UAL) shares have remained the biggest gainer in 2018.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Falling Oil Prices Could Boost Airlines’ Profits and Share Prices

    Oil prices surged continuously from the beginning of 2018 through mid-October. Because oil expenses are a significant cost for airlines, rising oil prices hurt airlines’ profitability as well as their share prices.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Delta Air Lines Has the Highest Dividend Yield of Its Peers

    Since 2013, Delta Air Lines (DAL) has been actively returning cash to shareholders through dividend payments and share repurchases.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    American Airlines’ Q3 2018 Results Send Its Stock Soaring 8%

    American Airlines (AAL) reported its third-quarter earnings results before the market opened on October 25.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JetBlue Airways’ Load Factor Improves for Seventh Straight Month

    Since JBLU’s traffic growth has outpaced its capacity growth, utilization has improved for the seventh straight month.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Inside FedEx Express’s First-Quarter Revenue Growth

    The FedEx Express segment accounts for the lion’s share in the company’s total revenue.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southwest Airlines’ Capacity: Growth Slower Than Guidance

    In August, Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) capacity increased 2% YoY (year-over-year) after recording growth of 3.2% in July.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Delta Air Lines: Is Higher Debt a Concern?

    Delta Air Lines’ higher debt means a higher interest expense and a higher DE (debt-to-equity) ratio. Delta Air Lines’ current DE ratio is 0.69x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mattel and Hanesbrands Moved Higher on April 23

    Mattel (MAT), which is an American multinational toy manufacturing company, was the S&P 500’s second-best performer on April 23.

    By Val Kensington
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    Which Stocks Have Announced $1,000 Bonuses?

    In this series, we’ll be taking a look at the companies that have announced $1,000 dollar bonuses, pay raises, increased dividends, and buybacks in the last two months.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Industrials

    What’s the Outlook for Alaska Air Group?

    Alaska Air Group’s (ALK) operating revenue rose 6% and 35% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Delta Air Lines Capacity Growth on Track to Meet 2017 Guidance

    In November 2017, Delta’s (DAL) capacity grew 2.9% YoY (year-over-year) to ~18.9 billion miles. YTD (year-to-date), the carrier’s capacity has risen 1.0%.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Alaska Air’s 3Q17 Performance: Short-Term Challenges Come to Light

    ALK’s 3Q17 net income fell 3.9% YoY to $266.0 million, leading to earnings per share (or EPS) of $2.24 and missing analysts’ estimates of $2.26 per share.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What Does Southwest Airlines’ Current Valuation Indicate?

    Current valuation Southwest Airlines (LUV) has a forward EV-to-EBITDA[1. enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization] multiple of 7.1x. This is the highest multiple among the major airline carriers and is higher than its average valuation of 6.3x since September 2008. Peer comparisons American Airlines (AAL) is trading at a similar valuation […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Analysts’ Recommendations for Southwest Airlines

    Analysts’ recommendations Of the 17 analysts tracking Southwest Airlines (LUV), 36.8% of the analysts (seven analysts) gave a “strong buy” rating on the stock, while another 47.4% (nine analysts) gave a “buy” rating. The remaining 15.8% (three analysts) gave a “hold” rating. None of the analysts gave a “sell” or “strong sell” rating on the […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Is Priced into American Airlines’ Valuation?

    Currently, American Airlines (AAL) is trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA ratio of 6.7x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    A Look at American Airlines’ Dividend Payouts

    Only four airlines—Delta Air Lines (DAL), Southwest Airlines (LUV), American Airlines (AAL), and Alaska Air Group (ALK)—pay dividends to investors.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Could Delta Air Lines Pay Huge Tariffs on Bombardier Jets?

    In December 2016, Delta Air Lines (DAL) placed an order for 75 CS100 Bombardier jets. This huge order was the first for these jets and a huge relief for Bombardier.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JetBlue Airways’ Load Factor Continues to Fall for 3rd Month in a Row

    Since JetBlue Airways’ (JBLU) traffic growth has been lagging behind its capacity growth, utilizations have fallen for the third straight month.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could American Airlines’ Unit Revenues Decline in 2H17?

    TK

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Airlines’ Traffic Growth Exceeds Its Capacity Growth

    For August 2017, AAL’s international traffic increased 6.9% year-over-year. Year-to-date, its international traffic has increased 5.5% YoY.

    By Ally Schmidt
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