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    Company & Industry Overviews

    KSU Had the Worst Traffic Performance among Its Peers in Week 4

    Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported a dismal rail traffic performance in Week 4 of 2019.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Research Companies Project Margin Expansion for Airlines in 2019

    In the last few months, the airline industry has received bullish recommendations from top research companies.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Ford’s F-Series Sales Weakness Could Do Permanent Damage

    The second-largest American auto company, Ford (F), has been having trouble reviving its overall vehicle sales in its home market for the last few years.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Strong Intermodal Growth Drove CSX’s Rail Traffic Higher

    CSX reported strong rail traffic volume growth in week 51. The company’s freight rail traffic increased 5.1% YoY to 130,542 units in week 51.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CSX’s Rail Traffic Growth Momentum Continues in Week 50

    CSX’s (CSX) rail traffic volume grew 5.6% YoY to 132,231 units mainly due to an increase in carload traffic and intermodal units.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Strong Intermodal Growth Drove NSC’s Rail Traffic in Week 49

    Norfolk Southern (NSC) reported 3.3% YoY growth in its rail traffic volumes in Week 49, mainly driven by strong growth in intermodal units.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Union Pacific: Top Rail Traffic Volume Gainer in Week 48

    Union Pacific reported a 0.5% YoY increase in its carload traffic in week 48.

    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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    Financials

    Airlines Could See Margin Expansion in 2019

    In November, the rally in airline stocks was driven by positive remarks on the entire industry from Goldman Sachs (GS) and Credit Suisse (CS).

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CSX: Weakness in Intermodal Hurt Its Rail Traffic Growth

    CSX posted 1.7% YoY carload traffic growth in week 47. The company hauled 60,224 railcars, excluding intermodal units, in week 47.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    United Continental’s Traffic Growth Outpaced Its Capacity Growth

    United Continental’s traffic (revenue passenger miles) growth has exceeded its capacity (available seat miles) growth for six consecutive months.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    Southwest Airlines: Analysts’ Recommendations

    On November 6, six of the 18 analysts gave a “strong buy” rating, seven gave a “buy” rating, four have a “hold” rating, and one gave a “sell” rating.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Wall Street Analyst Recommendations for Southwest Airlines

    Currently, 33.3% (or six) of the analysts tracking Southwest Airlines (LUV) stock have given it a “strong buy” rating.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Southwest Airlines’ Demand Growth: Enough to Fill Added Capacity?

    In August, Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) traffic grew 1.3% YoY, which was much lower than its capacity growth of 2% YoY for the month.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Delta Air Lines’ Free Cash Flow

    Considering the data in the past five years, Delta Air Lines (DAL) has been generating a strong FCF. Delta Air Lines’ five-year average FCF is $3.08 billion.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hold Delta Air Lines until May 11 to Get Its 2Q18 Dividend

    On April 27, Delta Air Lines (DAL) announced the critical dates for the payment of its 2Q18 dividend.

    By Peter Neil
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    Consumer

    Delta Air Lines: Analysts’ View before Its 1Q18 Earnings

    As of April 5, 2018, 18 analysts are actively tracking Delta Air Lines. All of the analysts gave Delta Air Lines a “buy” recommendation.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Delta Air Lines to Pay 1Q18 Dividend: What Does That Mean?

    Delta Air Lines has announced a dividend of $0.305 per share for 1Q18, an increase of 50.6% compared to 1Q17.

    By Peter Neil
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    Industrials

    What’s Driving JetBlue Airways?

    JetBlue Airways’ (JBLU) operating revenue grew 3% and 5% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fornaro’s Turbulent Ride and Achievements at Spirit Airlines

    For October, SAVE was ranked third on the metric according to the Department of Transportation. That’s a huge improvement since Spirit has historically been last.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Basic Materials

    A Look at GM’s Stock Performance

    In this part of our focus on the top 18 cheap S&P 500 stocks, we’ll discuss another six stocks: General Motors (GM), Ford Motor (F), Owens-Illinois (OI), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT), Navient (NAVI), and Brighthouse Financial (BHF).

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    United Continental Announces a $3 Billion Stock Buyback Program

    United Continental’s board has approved a new share buyback program worth $3 billion—approximately 17% of the company’s market cap of $18 billion at the time of the announcement.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Analysts Are Expecting for United Continental

    For the fourth quarter of 2017, analysts are expecting United Continental’s (UAL) revenue to rise 1.9% YoY (year-over-year) to $9.2 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    United Continental’s Capacity Growth: In Line with Higher Target

    In November 2017, United Continental’s (UAL) capacity rose 5.1% YoY (year-over-year). The average growth for the quarter is close to 4.2% YoY.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    JetBlue Airways’ 3Q17 Performance: Outshines Peers

    For 3Q17, JetBlue Airways’ (JBLU) revenues grew 4.6% year-over-year to $1.8 billion, in line with analyst estimates for the quarter.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Southwest Airlines Posts Strong 3Q17 Results

    Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) 3Q17 revenues grew 2.5% year-over-year to $5.3 billion, missing analyst estimates of $5.7 billion in revenues.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    JetBlue Airways Expands in Atlanta: Is That Good for the Future?

    JetBlue Airways (JBLU) started its service from Atlanta at the end of March 2017. Now it’s increasing its service from Atlanta to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and New York.

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    United Continental’s Capacity Is on Track for Higher Growth

    United Continental (UAL) is facing a mix of challenges around the globe. Let’s look at how it’s coping.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    How JetBlue Is Hoping to Expand

    JetBlue Airways (JBLU) has long been eyeing transatlantic markets.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gauging the Impact of Spirit Airlines’ Woes on Unit Revenues

    Spirit Airlines’ (SAVE) capacity growth has outpaced traffic growth for the past eight months, and during the same period, its utilization has declined.

    By Ally Schmidt
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