Oct. 23, 2014, 7:35 AM| 1 Comment
Oct. 21, 2014, 1:12 PM
- Airline stocks are putting in another volatile day as the Ebola headlines veer toward the positive side.
- Gainers: Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) +5.0%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +5.3%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +4.7%, SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) +4.1%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +2.9%, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +2.5%, Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ:ALGT) +1.9%, JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) +2.3%, Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) +1.9%.
Oct. 20, 2014, 10:03 AM
- Fares on domestic flights are higher this year than a year ago, despite an increase in capacity across the sector, according to a forecast from Expedia EXPE.
- Thanksgiving flights showed a 17% increase on average to $467, while Christmas flights were up 2% to $493.
- A total of 21M Americans are expected to fly between October and December.
- The outlook could calm some fears that bookings or pricing are off with Ebola concerns cropping up in the U.S.
- Related stocks: DAL, AAL, JBLU, UAL, ALK, HA, RJET, ALGT, LUV, SKYW, SAVE.
Oct. 15, 2014, 11:49 AM
- Airline stocks are under pressure again after a report indicates that the second hospital worker to contract Ebola in the Dallas region flew a commercial flight earlier this week.
- The group has been battered around on Ebola fears over the last few weeks, despite little indication of any impact on bookings so far.
- On watch: DAL, AAL, JBLU, UAL, ALK, HA, RJET, ALGT, LUV, SKYW, LFL, GOL, SAVE.
Oct. 15, 2014, 5:25 AM
- A second healthcare worker has contracted Ebola in the U.S.,
- The worker, a staff member at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was among those who looked after Thomas Duncan, who died of the virus earlier this month.
- More on Ebola
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- Airlines: DAL, AAL, UAL, SKYW, ALGT, HA, LUV
- Hotels: MAR, HLT, IHG, STAY, H, HOT, CHH
- Lodging REITS: AHT, SHO, LHO, INN
Oct. 14, 2014, 2:20 PM
- Airline stocks trade higher as Ebola fears ease off a bit and lower oil prices factor in.
- The sector has been volatile ever since the first Ebola case was reported in the U.S.
- Decliners: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +5.5%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +9.5%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +5.3%, SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) +5.5%, Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ:ALGT) +4.2%, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) +3.8%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +4.2%.
Oct. 13, 2014, 3:36 PM
Oct. 9, 2014, 9:49 AM
- Select airline stocks stage an early rally, led by a big pop for United Continental (UAL +6.2%) following its report on Q3 PRASM gains.
- There's some commentary from Wall Street on the sector which is also contributing to sentiment: UAL has been added to the Focus List at Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley is calling for gains for the majors.
- Gainers: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +1.7%, Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) +1.5%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +1.0%, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) +0.7%.
Oct. 9, 2014, 9:14 AM
Oct. 9, 2014, 8:38 AM
- United Continental (NYSE:UAL) reports consolidated revenue passenger miles fell 0.2% in September on tighter capacity.
- The company's load factor improved 20 bps to 82.9%.
- Q3 fuel costs are estimated at $3.01 per gallon.
- Q3 PRASM rose 3.5%-4.0%, according to a fresh 8-K from UAL.
- UAL +4.7% premarket to $45.90.
Oct. 3, 2014, 10:21 AM
- Airline stocks are in rally mode with gains up and down the sector.
- A strong note from Deutsche Bank on JetBlue is helping to swing sentiment. The investment firm added JBLU to its short-term buy list.
- The group is also benefiting from renewed confidence that the Ebola case in Texas is isolated.
- Oil prices are also cooperating nicely.
- Gainers: Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +2.2%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +5.5%, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +4.6%, Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) +3.0%, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) +3.1%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +5.3%, Republic Airways (NASDAQ:RJET) +3.0%.
Oct. 3, 2014, 6:52 AM
- IATA reports total passenger traffic rose 5.9% Y/Y in August to top the 5.4% pace from the previous month.
- International traffic grew 6.7%, while domestic traffic was up 4.5%.
- Traffic for European carriers rose 6.8%, while capacity only grew at a 6.0% clip.
- The load factor fell during the month for North American carriers to 86.6% with capacity outrunning traffic.
- Traffic for Middle East carriers grew by 11.7% as more routes were added in the region.
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Oct. 2, 2014, 8:20 AM
- Airline stocks move higher in early trading after suffering a painful drop yesterday.
- The sector was grounded from fears stirred up by the Ebola case in Dallas.
- The CDC issued a statement later yesterday on its website indicating that newer airplanes have a cabin environment that is not conducive to the spread of most infectious diseases.
- Gainers: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +1.3%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +1.2%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +0.8%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +0.8%.
Oct. 1, 2014, 8:19 AM
- Airline stocks are tilting lower after yesterday's report on the first case of Ebola in the U.S.
- Premarket: JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) -2.2%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) -1.8%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) -1.6%, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) -1.9%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) -1.5%., Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) -1.3%, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) -1.4%.
Sep. 30, 2014, 11:06 AM
- Deutsche Bank thinks airline stocks could be range bound until 2015 as the recent sell-off in the sector covers lingering concerns on capacity.
- The investment firm sees upside as the modest growth plans from major carriers and lower fuel prices are factored into earnings estimates.
- Analyst Michael Linenberg taps Southwest Airlines (LUV +0.5%) and Spirit Airlines (SAVE -0.8%) to lead the sector turnaround next year.
- Other airline stocks: DAL, AAL, JBLU, UAL, ALK, HA, RJET, ALGT, LUV.
Sep. 16, 2014, 3:48 AM
- United Continental (NYSE:UAL) says it will pay eligible flight attendants up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout.
- The deal aims to end furloughs at the over-staffed airline, and will recall all 1,450 flight attendants on leave so they may request the severance payment or return to work.
- Problems of over-staffing at the airline increased after United retired some of its planes, leaving the company 2,000-plus flight attendants above capacity.
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