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American Airlines Group (AAL)

  • Dec. 13, 2014, 8:45 AM
    • American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL), Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) will be added to the Nasdaq 100 (NASDAQ:QQQ) ahead of the open on December 22.
    • Removed will be Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE), F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV), and Maxim Integrated (NASDAQ:MXIM).
    • A revision to the index methodology allows multiple share classes of index participants to be included, so Comcast Class A Special (NASDAQ:CMCSK), Twenty-First Century Fox Class B (NASDAQ:FOX), and Liberty Global Class C (NASDAQ:LBTYK) will also become part of the index.
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  • Dec. 10, 2014, 9:49 AM
    • Airline stocks rip a fresh set of gains after oil prices weaken again and the IATA issues a rosy forecast on 2015 profit for the sector.
    • There has also been a wave of analyst upgrades on airliners which has boosted sentiment.
    • Leading gainers: Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +3.1%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +3.1%, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) +2.7%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +2.6%, China Eastern Air (NYSE:CEA) +2.4%, Republic Airways (NASDAQ:RJET) +2.4%, Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) +2.0%, China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH) +1.9%.
  • Dec. 10, 2014, 8:36 AM
  • Dec. 8, 2014, 1:49 PM
    • American Airlines Group (AAL +0.2%) plans to invest $2B in 2015 to improve its airplanes and facilities.
    • The company aims to strike a chord with tech-savvy travelers with some of the on-board improvements.
    • After taking delivery of almost 100 planes this year, American also lays claim to having the youngest fleet of any U.S. carrier.
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  • Dec. 8, 2014, 7:32 AM
    • Airline stocks are poised for gains as oil prices slip further.
    • So far, airfares have held steady despite the lower fuel expenses for companies light on hedges.
    • For a closer look at the jet fuel market, Platts has the breakdown.
    • U.S. carriers: LUV, UAL, DAL, AAL, JBLU, ALK, HA, SAVE, ALGT, RJET, VA.
  • Dec. 4, 2014, 10:02 AM
    • Another big day for airline stocks is setting up with oil prices losing their footing again.
    • A positive note from JPMorgan on sector capacity trends is also helping to boost sentiment.
    • Gainers: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +2.8%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +3.2%, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) +6.5%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +5.4%, Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) +2.9%, JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) +2.9%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +2.2%, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) +1.7%, Republix Airways (NASDAQ:RJET) +0.8%, Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) +1.6%.
  • Dec. 3, 2014, 12:16 PM
    • Analysts think American Airlines Group (AAL -0.2%) will work out a deal with its pilots union by the middle of December.
    • A pay raise of close to 15% is expected to be part of the settlement.
    • It's also anticipated that a settlement between the two sides won't include profit sharing for pilots.
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  • Dec. 1, 2014, 10:01 AM
    • Airline stocks are mixed on the day as investors dig deeper into which carriers are set up to benefit the most from lower jet fuel costs.
    • Hawaiian Holdings (HA +1.3%) and Republic Airways Holdings (RJET +0.9%) are leading the sector and setting new 52-week highs in the process.
    • The well-timed no-hedging strategy of American Airlines Group (AAL -0.8%) has also attracted a lot of attention over the last week.
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  • Nov. 29, 2014, 10:29 AM
    • Analysts with predict some gas stations in the U.S. will offer $2 per gallon gas by Christmas.
    • The last time the average price of gas in the U.S. was below $2 was in March of 2009.
    • Forecasts from economists vary widely on the overall gas benefit to consumers for Q4. The high end from the group is an outlook of $300 per household, while the low end is closer to $100.
    • Most analysts see an immediate lift for retail chains with large distribution channels. Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Target (NYSE:TGT), Costco (NASDAQ:COST), Dollar General (NYSE:DG), Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO), Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR), Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), and Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) come to mind.
    • Airline stocks (JBLU, DAL, UAL, LUV, AAL, RJET, ALK, HA, ALGT, VA) have already ripped strong gains off the OPEC news, although some see even more long-term upside as forward fuel hedges get reworked.
    • A sustained period of low gas prices should lift restaurant stocks  (CAKE, CBRL, CMG, DNKN, DPZ, DRI, EAT, JACK, MCD, PNRA, RRGB, RT, SBUX, SONC, WEN, BWLD, THI, BDL, NATHLUB, BKW, CHUY, BLMN, PZZA, TXRH, DENN, KKD, BBRG, DFRG, BOBE, RUTH, IRG, DIN) say some analysts.
    • The gaming sector is (CZR, PNK, BYD, ISLE, CNTY, MCRI, MGM, NYNY) also an off-the-radar pick to bounce.
  • Nov. 28, 2014, 9:17 AM
  • Nov. 28, 2014, 8:13 AM
    • The OPEC decision to hold oil production levels steady has put a charge into airline stocks in early trading off the prospect for sustained lower jet fuel costs.
    • Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) is up 4.1% premarket and United Continental (NYSE:UAL) has already rallied 3.5%. The rest of the group is expected to fall suit.
    • Airline stocks on watch: JBLU, AAL, LUV, ALGT, SAVE, HA, ALK, SKYW, VA.
  • Nov. 26, 2014, 10:25 AM
    • As of 10 a.m. ET this morning, 367 flights into, out of or within the U.S. reportedly had been canceled ahead of a major storm expected to bring rain and snow from Washington to Boston.
    • Most of the canceled flights were at NYC-area airports and involved regional carriers operating express flights for major airlines, such as JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU), which is based in New York, and the Delta Shuttle (NYSE:DAL) between Boston and LaGuardia airport.
    • In anticipation of problems, United Continental (NYSE:UAL), American (NASDAQ:AAL) and DAL had waived their customary fees for flight changes for travel today through about two dozen northeastern airports.
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  • Nov. 24, 2014, 10:56 AM
    • American Airlines Group (AAL -0.1%) says talks with the Allied Pilots Association will continue after a session on Friday didn't lead to an agreement to move toward binding arbitration.
    • A general contract that cover both AA and US Airways pilots is being worked on.
  • Nov. 20, 2014, 9:12 AM
    • Air fares rose 2.2% M/M in October, according to the underlying data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The development arrives just as jet fuel prices are moderating on forward contracts for carriers (LUV, JBLU, HA, ALK, ALGT, SAVE, AAL, DAL, UAL, RJET).
    • Breakfast cereal prices rose 1.5% M/M in October. Though the gain could be due to a soft promotions-influenced comp from a year ago, sellers (GIS, K, POST) won't mind the relief.
    • Another surprise might be the +4.3% average price rise in the women's dresses category. Ann (NYSE:ANN), L Brands (NYSE:LB), Cache (NASDAQ:CACH), Cato (NYSE:CATO), Chico's FAS (NYSE:CHS), and Ascena Retail (NASDAQ:ASNA) could be part of that improvement.
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  • Nov. 19, 2014, 5:59 PM
    • The U.S. airline industry made no net improvements on fuel efficiencies last year, raising questions about its ability to reduce carbon emissions as fuel costs level off and fall, giving companies little price incentive to cut their consumption, according to a new report.
    • Although small, ultra low-cost carriers made significant gains last year, their progress was offset by the larger legacy carriers which continue to burn more fuel, the report says.
    • American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) was graded the least efficient of the nation’s 13 domestic airlines, while Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) and Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) topped the list because they fly more efficient aircraft and are able to seat more passengers on planes.
    • The EPA is expected to propose a finding in April on whether greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft endanger public health or the environment.
  • Nov. 19, 2014, 8:30 AM
    • Systemwide scheduled enplanements are down 8.3% to 11.049M for Envoy Air (NASDAQ:AAL), according to data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
    • Domestic enplanements -7.3% YTD.
    • Envoy Air ranks 10th out of the U.S. carriers for the traffic metric.
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Company Description
American Airlines Group Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates in the airline industry. The Company has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.
Sector: Services
Industry: Major Airlines
Country: United States