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    Transportation & Logistics

    Delta's Non-Unionized Flight Attendants Fight for Change

    Delta Airlines employees are pushing for unionization. Here’s what the workers are demanding and what Delta will give them.
    By Rachel Curry
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    News

    Masks Are Now Optional on U.S. Airlines — Will It Last?

    A federal judge has struck down the mask mandate on airlines — does that mean that passengers are no longer required to wear masks on flights? The latest TSA update.
    By Anna Quintana
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Forecast for Airline Stocks As Restrictions On International Travel to the U.S. Ease

    The U.S. has eased restrictions on international travel, meaning airline stocks could be in for a major liftoff.
    By Rachel Curry
  • Flight attendant working a gate for Delta Air Lines
    News

    How Much Do Flight Attendants Make? Delta Is Hiring Flight Attendants

    Being a flight attendant is one of the most desirable positions in the job market. But how much do flight attendants make per year?
    By Ade Hennis
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    After Its Profitable Quarter, Will Delta Restore Dividends?

    Delta managed to report its first profitable quarter since before the pandemic. When will the airline company restore dividends for DAL stock?
    By Rachel Curry
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Delta Air Lines Updates Mandatory Vaccine Policy, Explained

    Delta Air Lines announced mandatory vaccines for new hires, but it won't require vaccines for current employees or passengers.
    By Kathryn Underwood
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    Industrials

    Why Delta’s 3Q14 fuel expense was impacted by fuel hedges

    Fuel expense is Delta’s largest expense. It accounted for ~29% of the total operating expense in 3Q14. Fuel consumption per available seat mile decreased by 1.5% during the quarter.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Industrials

    Why fatal disease outbreaks impact economic activity

    The World Bank estimated Ebola’s impact by analyzing two scenarios—low Ebola and high Ebola. The scenarios are based on the probability of the disease spreading internationally.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    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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    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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    Earnings Report

    JetBlue’s unit cost growth: Employee costs up, lower productivity

    Salary, wages, and benefits increased as a result of higher wage rates. Airlines have also had to increase headcount to adhere to the new Federal Aviation Administration (or FAA) regulations on flight, duty, and rest.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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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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    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
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    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
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    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
  • Industrials

    Why Delta’s unit cost increased in 3Q14

    Delta’s operating expenses increased by 16%, on 7% higher revenue, to $10,343 million. Higher costs had a negative impact on Delta’s operating profits.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Estimating American Airlines’ earnings growth

    Apart from improved operational efficiencies, American has outperformed its peers in pre-tax margin (excluding special items) improvement in the first half of 2014 to 8.7% from 4.1% in the previous year.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparison of China Eastern’s fuel costs with competitors

    Chinese airlines have an advantage of having lower employee costs compared to their counterparts in the US. Operational efficiency of US airlines are comparatively higher.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    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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    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
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Gol’s passenger revenue increases on higher yields

    Brazil is the third largest domestic aviation market. With double-digit traffic growth, Brazil was one of the fastest-growing domestic markets in 2010 and 2011.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Delta Air Lines’ key strategy to increase shareholder returns

    Capital expenditure is generally high in the airline industry. Delta manages to keep it low through its strategy of buying used aircraft.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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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
  • Industrials

    Must-know: Delta Air Lines’ second quarter earnings

    Today, Delta is one of the largest airlines in U.S. providing transportation services for passengers and cargo—it serves almost 165 million customers each year to 225 domestic and 97 international destinations.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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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
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    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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    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
  • 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
  • Industrials

    The must-know drivers of air cargo growth for US airlines

    According to the IATA, global air freight volume has increased by 4.5%. Capacity, measured by available freight ton kilometers (or AFTK), increased by 3.5% year-over-year in August 2014.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Why JetBlue’s cash position has improved

    As of December 2013, JetBlue Airways (JBLU) had cash and cash equivalents of $225 million. JetBlue’s cash position has improved by 24% from $182 million in 2012.

    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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    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Comparing Union Pacific’s Freight Volumes with the Industry in Week 33

    In week 33 of 2017, Union Pacific (UNP) recorded a marginal rise of 0.6% in its railcars, excluding intermodal.

    By Samuel Prince
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Express: Opportunities Abound in a Challenging Market

    Co-branding relationships are an important part of the American Express business model. The costs of renewing and extending these relationships is increasing.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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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
  • Industrials

    Why it’s important for airlines to improve load factor

    Load factor measures capacity utilization. It indicates the percentage of total capacity that an airline utilizes. Airlines are capital intensive. They have high fixed costs.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did FedEx Grow into One of the Largest Logistics Giants?

    In the international arena, FedEx primarily competes with DHL, United Parcel Service (UPS), and foreign postal authorities.

    By Samuel Prince
  • Industrials

    Why United Continental’s high-cost structure affects its margins

    In 2013, almost 57% of United’s (UAL) $37,030 million total operating costs comprised fuel costs (33%) and salaries (23%), compared to Delta’s 46%.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Low yield, utilization drive down air cargo profitability

    Growing trade activity drove the recovery in cargo traffic in emerging markets in Asia, but it was slightly offset by the slowing European economy.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Consumer

    American Airlines gets significantly lower position in Appaloosa

    Appaloosa Management significantly lowered its position in American Airlines (AAL) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounts for 3.81% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • 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
  • Industrials

    Changes in the US airline industry’s competitive landscape

    The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 removed all regulations governing the airline routes, airfares, entry, and exit of commercial airlines. Earlier, this was controlled by the Civil Aeronautics Board (or CAB). Airfares and all other factors would be determined by demand and supply market forces.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Industrials

    US airline industry: Summary of share prices and valuations

    Southwest outperformed all its peers. Its share price increased 2.6% to $33.77 in September. That said, year-to-date results are positive overall.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Industrials

    Why Delta’s share price increased after 3Q14 earnings release

    Delta’s share price increased after the release of its 3Q14 earnings on October 16, 2014. On October 13, 2014, Delta’s share price reached $30.90—the lowest level since February 2014.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    Higher passenger and ancillary revenue drive growth

    JetBlue’s operating revenue increased by 6% to $1,529 million in 3Q14. The company states that its on-time performance was impacted by congestion in the air space.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    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
  • Industrials

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Wall Street Analysts View the Major Airlines

    Among the seven major carriers, most analysts seem to favor Delta Air Lines (DAL), which has a “buy” rating from 87.5% of the analysts.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    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

    Did Delta’s Guidance Cut Prompt a Losing Streak for Airlines?

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) stock fell 3.5% after its traffic release on September 5, 2017. The negativity has spread to other players.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Must-know: Southwest’s airport development initiatives and network expansion

    Modernization and development of airports Southwest is  involved in the management of various airport development initiatives. Few of them include Southwest entered into an agreement with Broward Country, Florida in 2013 to manage the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International airport’s Terminal 1 modernization project. Entered into an agreement with city of Houston to expand the Houston […]

    By Teresa Cederholm
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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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    Earnings Report

    Delta Air Lines Flies High on 2Q16 Earnings

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) reported its 2Q16 results on July 14, 2016. The company’s revenue fell by 2.4% YoY (year-over-year) to $10.5 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Why Ebola impacted the airline industry

    During fatal disease outbreaks, rules and restrictions are imposed—especially on air transportation. This includes canceling flights to the affected areas.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    Can Boeing Deliver on Its New Guidance?

    The Boeing Company updated its guidance for 2015. It expects revenues to end in the range of $95 billion–$97 billion by the end of 2015 compared to its previous outlook of $94.5 billion–$96.5 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Buffett Change His Investment Philosophy on Airlines?

    Crude oil is trading below $50 per barrel, one of its lowest recent prices, and it is expected to take some time before it recovers, given the huge oversupply.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Airline Relative Valuations: What Is Priced In?

    The airline industry is capital-intensive, with high levels of depreciation and amortization and varying degrees of debt and operating leases. To neutralize these factors, we use the EV-to-EBITDA ratio to value airline stocks.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Investors Should Know about Delta Air Lines

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) is the third largest domestic airline in the US. The company serves more than 170 million customers each year across the globe.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    Did Kansas City Southern Overreact to Trump’s Success?

    Eastern US railroad stocks (NSC) (CSX) celebrated Trump’s prospective entry into the White House. Why did the smallest Class I railroad stock catch a cold?

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Wall Street Analysts’ Recommendations for Southwest Airlines

    At present, 35.3% of the analysts tracking the Southwest Airlines (LUV) stock have “strong buy” ratings, another 35.3% have “buy” ratings, and 29.4% have “hold” ratings on the stock.

    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
  • Industrials

    Why the Ebola scare led to a 16% drop in the Airline Index

    The share prices for major airline companies in the U.S. dropped substantially after the news of the first Ebola case in U.S. on September 30, 2014.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Airlines Passenger Yield Continues to Decline in August 2015

    Passenger yield declined by 8% year-over-year for August 2015 to 15.3 cents from 16.6 cents. This is the highest decline since the start of the year.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Energy & Utilities

    Union Pacific: What Led to the Decline in Freight Volumes in Week 34?

    In the week ended August 26, 2017, Union Pacific (UNP) registered a 2% decline in its overall railcars.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Fund Managers

    Buffett’s Berkshire Doubles Down on Delta amid Boeing Scare

    Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) has announced that it has added more shares of Delta Airlines (DAL) to its portfolio.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    Is the US Economy Slowing Down? Trump’s Views versus Buffett’s

    On multiple recent occasions, US President Donald Trump has said that the US economy is doing very well.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FedEx Express Is One of the Largest Express Networks in the World

    FedEx Express offers three US overnight package delivery services: FedEx First Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, and FedEx Standard Overnight.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    The global airline industry contributes to economic development

    With 16,000 unique city pairs, connectivity by air is estimated to have doubled in the past two decades. Moreover, although demand continues to rise, the price of travel has fallen.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Overview: American Airlines Group Inc.

    American Airlines (AAL) is now the largest airline as measured by Available Seat Miles (or ASMs) with a 26% market share.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Miscellaneous

    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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    Earnings Report

    Airlines’ Relative Valuations after 4Q16 Earnings: What Is Priced In?

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) currently has the highest forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 6.6x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Major US Railroads Valued by the Market?

    Kansas City Southern (KSU) was trading at a forward PE multiple of 19.5x, the highest in its peer group of major US railroads, on August 26, 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Why Analysts Expect American Airlines’ Revenue to Decline in 2016

    For 1Q16, analysts estimate American Airlines’ revenues to decline by 4% to $9.4 billion and then to slow to 2% and 0.5% in 2Q16 and 3Q16, respectively.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Trucking Company Tops in Dividend Growth?

    In the second quarter 2016, Werner Enterprises (WERN) declared a dividend of $0.06 per share. That’s an increase of 20% from the corresponding period last year.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    What’s Priced In to SAVE’ Stock ahead of Its 3Q16 Earnings?

    Despite its fall in 3Q16, Spirit Airlines’ stock continues to be the best performing airline stock in 2016. The stock has risen almost 9% year-to-date.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    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
  • Industrials

    Why the end of the Wright Amendment helps Southwest

    With the repeal of the Wright Amendment on October 13, 2014, the company immediately launched nonstop flights to seven destinations. This was the largest single-day expansion in Southwest’s history.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Why Southwest expanded domestic and international service

    Two of AirTran’s services to San Juan and Puerto Rico were already added to Southwest’s network in April, 2014.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Airline Stocks in Focus as US Airstrike Lifts Oil Prices

    The US airline stocks are in focus as crude oil prices soar after the US assassinated a top Iranian military commander last Thursday night.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is American Airlines Warren Buffett’s Top Pick?

    Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.B) November 2016 13F filing attracted considerable interest for airline investors. The 13F revealed Warren Buffett’s new investments in the airline sector—a sector he had written off during the past decade.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Delta Air Line’s key operating segments and geographic segments

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) derives 65.8% of its revenue from the passenger segment, 2.5% from the cargo segment, and 10.3% from other sources.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    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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    Earnings Report

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Wall Street Analyst Recommendations for JetBlue Airways

    Currently, 13.3% (or two) of the analysts tracking JetBlue Airways (JBLU) stock have a “strong buy” rating. About 40.0% (or six) of them have a “buy” rating.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Why you should consider investing in American Airlines

    In this series, we’ll discuss why the ~25% share price decline since June was actually an opportunity for long-term investors to buy shares of American Airlines.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Has Southwest Airlines Stock Fared This Year?

    Southwest Airlines (LUV) stock fell 0.66% on June 7, 2017, the day it released its traffic report. Since then, the stock has continued its downtrend and has fallen 1.9%.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why Is Delta Air Lines’s Revenue Expected to Fall in 2016?

    Analysts are estimating an ~4.5% decline in Delta Air Lines’s (DAL) revenue to $10.6 billion for 3Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How FedEx Ground Evolved as a Major Provider in North America

    FedEx Ground (FDX) caters to customers in the North American small-package market. This segment focuses on the commercial and non-commercial delivery of packages weighing up to 150 pounds.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    Airline Stocks: Key Indicators to Watch

    After crude oil prices, labor costs are the largest part of an airline’s expenses. Pilot strikes and shortages continue to present problems.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Fund Managers

    How the Boeing 737 Max Crash Could Affect Berkshire Hathaway

    Boeing (BA) has been feeling the heat after its 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed on March 10—the second crash in five months.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Industrials

    Must-know: Why did Ebola reach the US?

    Concerns about Ebola increased in the U.S. after September 30, 2014. Thomas Eric Duncan was the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Industrials

    Why economic indicators influence travel and tourism demand

    The airline industry contributes to U.S. economic growth. The industry drives $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity. It also generates more than 11 million jobs in the U.S.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    Delta: What to Expect from Its Q1 Earnings

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings results on April 10.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Estimates for Delta’s Margin Suggest Limited Expansion

    Delta Air Lines’ EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margins are expected to have improved to 21% in 2015 as compared to 10% in 2014.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Why the American-US Airways merger was conditional

    The combined entity’s share in the Washington Reagan Airport (or DCA) would be as high as 68% and its share in New York LaGuardia would be 33%.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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