Alaska Air Group, Inc.

  • Buy Smaller Airlines as Consolidation Looms

    By Mark Holder - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, JBLU, LCC

    The shocking announcement that the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways (NYSE: LCC) caused most of the airlines to drop. While the blocking of the merger could have a significant impact on American Airlines, it could create opportunities for the smaller airlines to either be bought out in smaller consolidation deals or gain from the interruption and potential cutbacks at more »

  • Which Airline Is Making the Largest Strides?

    By Zain Abbas - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, LUV, UAL

    Airlines have hit their stride, with Delta Air Lines as the leader--the stock is up almost 90% since the start of the year. This has come as a surprise given that oil prices have spiked up almost 30% in the last 12 months. The main reason for strong stock performance has been the capacity discipline maintained by industry players. This has kept the margins higher and helped returns to move more »

  • 3 Stocks Worth Gaining Exposure to in the Airline Industry

    By Robinson Roacho - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, RJET, SAVE

    The airline industry continues to recover, and it is still a great place to invest in. Most carriers are experiencing strong passenger traffic due to overall economic improvements. The consumer confidence index is at multi-year high levels with a reading of 80.1. The airlines mentioned herein offer attractive investment opportunities, and they may be considered for your growth-oriented portfolio.

    These airlines will grow!

    Alaska Air (NYSE: ALK) reported increasing more »

  • Four Top Airline Selections for Your Growth Portfolio

    By Damon Churchwell - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, ALGT, CPA, LUV

    There is still an opportunity to benefit from the projected growth trend in the airline industry, possibly by way of some lesser-capitalized companies. A screen of the most appealing industry investments in terms of revenue expansion and profit gains narrows the field to several smaller, more leisure-focused carriers.

    After a strong price upturn across the sector thus far in 2013, these constituents still offer upside for the long haul.

    First more »

  • Should You Stay While Chairman Leaves This Airline

    By Vladimir Zernov - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, LUV, SAVE

    Everything comes to an end. William Franke, the chairman of Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) has revealed his plans to sell his stake in the firm and resign from the board. The announcement was released just after the company has reported its quarterly earnings.

    The Wall Street Journal has reported that William Franke is apparently trying to buy Frontier Airlines, which is owned by Republic Airways. Republic, which is heavy-loaded with more »

  • Who Will Win the Domestic Airline Battle?

    By Hussain Asghar - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, JBLU, LUV

    An uncertain economic environment has considerably shrunk the US commercial air carriers market. Although the industry experienced an increase in traffic over the past three years, it has failed to achieve its pre-crisis levels in terms of passengers and available seat miles. High fuel costs and competition within the domestic market have forced airline operators to improve their utilization of available capacity in order to enhance profitability. Fewer flights with more »

  • Why You Should Invest in These Airlines

    By Robinson Roacho - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, LUV, BA

    The economy is slowly recovering from the recession of 2008 and 2009. The consumer sentiment index is at multi-year highs. Therefore, this is a great time for investors to buy stocks. Diversification is of utter importance, and one sector that could bring capital appreciation to your portfolio is the airline industry.

    Despite the recent events involving aircraft accidents, traveling by airplane is regarded as a safe form of traveling.

    I more »

  • Take Advantage of the Recovery of This Sector

    By Robinson Roacho - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, DAL, LUV

    The airline industry has been rebounding from its lows of 2007 and 2008. Higher consumer sentiment readings have propelled stronger passenger traffic in most carriers. Revenues are strong and airlines are showing outstanding growth. Hence, investors should pick the airlines that have the highest probabilities of bringing capital appreciation for growth portfolios.

    Dividends and Share Repurchases

    Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUVmore »)

  • The Airline Dogfight

    By Joel Wasserman - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, DAL, LUV

    The Light at the End of the Tunnel

    Ever since the airlines hit rock bottom in 2008, there has been steady growth from these three big airline companies. Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), Delta Airlines (NYSE: DAL), and Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) have each been reporting positive year over year revenue growth and profit margins, however only one is investment worthy.

    Number crunch

    Currently Southwest is trading at a multiple of more »

  • Airlines Are Bidding for Shareholders With Dividends

    By Alexander MacLennan - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, DAL, LUV

    The airline industry is known as one of high costs. Whether it’s in purchasing aircraft, leasing aircraft, paying a large workforce, or buying fuel that changes in price on a daily basis, the costs of running an airline are quite high. So it has been no surprise that airlines have not ascended to be dividend kings, dividend aristocrats, or even dividend commoners. However the airline industry today is stronger more »

  • Finding Strength in Small Airlines

    By Nathaniel Matherson - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, ALGT, HA

    The airline industry has performed very well as of late in line with the broader market. Over the last few years the industry has experienced great consolidation, and operating efficiencies which have allowed these companies to generate profits during historically unprofitable times. In this article I would like to highlight a few investment opportunities within the airline sector you may have passed over previously. These companies all are attractively valued more »

  • Prepare to Benefit From a Sell-Off in the Airlines

    By Damon Churchwell - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, JBLU, SKYW

    Shares of a few mid-sized passenger airlines have tumbled to various degrees over the past couple of months, declining from peaks reached earlier this year. I believe that the fundamentals for these point-to-point or regional carriers have not changed dramatically, particularly for the long haul. The current operating environment remains favorable, with jet-fuel prices having edged down a bit. It appears that overall market jitters can be blamed for the more »

  • 3 Companies for Your Growth Portfolio

    By Robinson Roacho - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, DAL, SKYW

    Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has outperformed the S&P 500 for the past 12 months. Recently, the stock fell more than 20% due to recurring global economic concerns. However, I believe that the company has a strong business plan, and this dip presents a huge opportunity to expose your portfolio to the airline industry.

    A solid business plan

    The company trades with a P/E of 11.9, below more »

  • New Markets: A Positive or a Negative for the Airlines?

    By Zain Abbas - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, JBLU, LUV

    Lately, the airline sector has been flying and has seen 40% appreciation since the start of the year versus the S&P 500, which has risen only 15%. One of the keys to this growth has been the proactive approach of some carriers that have been investing into new markets. The performance of new markets is of particular interest for carriers that are demonstrating growth, such as Alaska Air Group more »

  • 3 Ways to Play the Airline Industry

    By Robinson Roacho - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, CAR, SAVE

    Airline stocks have been in favor so far this year after being slashed in the 2000s. Airlines have experienced increasing passenger traffic and lower costs of operations due to more fuel-efficient aircraft. To take profit from the improving airline market, a basket of companies in different industries may be bought. This article presents three stocks that offer an interesting investment prospectus.

    The airline

    Most of the stage is shared between more »

  • 3 Airline Stocks That Will Make Your Portfolio Grow

    By Robinson Roacho - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, DAL, LCC

    After the airline industry was critically wounded in 2007, it is on the pathway to recovery. In fact, recently most airlines have outperformed the S&P 500. In this article I will review three carriers within this industry that could offer attractive investment prospects.

    A regional carrier that is growing fast

    Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) is the sixth largest carrier in the U.S., and it may offer the more »

  • Billionaire Jim Simons’s Small-Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, DPZ, TSS, TWTC, WNR

    Hedge funds’ small-cap stock picks can be sources of alpha, even when working off the fairly old information from 13F filings. We have found, for example, that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year, and our live testing of this strategy, which began in September 2012, has since returned 38%. Our explanation for this result is that more »

  • Is This Carrier Going to Fly Higher?

    By Robinson Roacho - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, JBLU, LUV

    Most airline companies have outperformed the S&P 500 this year. JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) has rallied 18% while the S&P 500 has rallied 15%. In the past one year, the company has rallied 40%. It recently released its earnings report for 1Q 2013, and more recently, the April monthly traffic report. It seems that the company had a great first quarter, but will it continue providing investors with more »

  • 3 Airline Stocks That Are Flying High

    By Victor Selva - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, DAL, LCC

    After being seriously beaten down, the airline industry is on a road to recovery, having grown about 65% over the last year. In this article, I will look at three companies within this industry, Alaska Air (NYSE: ALK), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), and US Airways (NYSE: LCC), which offer attractive investment prospects. 

    A company with growing margins

    Although Alaska Air is not as well-known as other airlines, it is more »

  • Alaska Air Group – Icarus’ Highway to the Danger Zone!

    By Karl Ege - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: AIRM, ALK, NFLX

    Emotions corroding intellectual framework

    Following my recent blog, "Air Alaska Group - Icarus Still Rising," laying out my short thesis on Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), the expected decline failed to set in with more »

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