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  • 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 »

  • The New and Improved Business Class

    By Alexander MacLennan - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, JBLU, UAL

    Business class used to be defined as larger seats, better service, and first boarding onto the plane. But changes are coming to how airlines operate business class and travelers are taking these changes lying down. Literally. Airlines are installing lie-flat business class seats in hopes of attracting the more profitable business traveler on many international and even some domestic routes. Let’s take a look at the approaches of various more »

  • Can These Airline Stocks Lift Your Portfolio?

    By Brian Hill - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, JBLU, SKYW

    In June, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast a 67% increase in profits for the global airline industry in 2013 to $12.7 billion. Passenger traffic will be up more than 5%, the IATA said, and airline occupancy will reach record levels of 80.3%, up more than 1% from last year.

    Airlines coped with the rough times of the last few years by aggressively cutting costs and restructuring more »

  • Two Airliners for the Long Haul

    By Michael Douglass - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, JBLU, UAL, LCC

    American airline firms have had several difficult years, and as a sector there is a lot of uncertainty about the future. This article will briefly analyze the general sector landscape and compare a few of the main carriers. I’m bullish about JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) and possibly US Airways (NYSE: LCC), although the merger with AMR adds additional uncertainty. I don’t view Delta Airlines (NYSE: DAL) and United more »

  • This Low-Cost Airline Is Poised for Growth

    By Nolan Kulbiski - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, JBLU, LUV, SAVE, UAL

    Over the past decade the airline industry has shifted from widespread losses to small but growing profits by adopting two different pricing strategies simultaneously. Economy seats are sold as stripped downed commodities along side an array of optional fees. Premium seats are treated like luxury goods with airlines competing for customer loyalty based on service and amenities.

    A Once Innovative Strategy That Hasn’t Kept Up

    Until recently JetBlue Airways more »

  • 3 U.S. Based Airlines to Watch

    By Louie Grint - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: JBLU, LUV, LCC

    As we know, the airline industry is one of the toughest to succeed in. For one, its environment is highly competitive, given its low entry barriers. Moreover, the incentives to reduce fares in order to fill seats and not lose revenue push price competition to extraordinary levels. Now, regulations imposed by the Department of Transportation and rising crude oil prices pose a new risk to the carriers' profitability.

    The U more »

  • Bet on This Communication Equipment Company for Rewarding Returns

    By Shweta Dubey - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: DTV, JBLU, BA, VSAT

    ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT) is one of the leading suppliers of space, aeronautical, and mobile communication systems. It generates revenue by providing these communication systems to the U.S. government, commercial markets, and broadband services to individual customers. It operates under the brand name Exede to provide satellite internet service. 

    Recently, ViaSat’s stock price traded at almost twice its value of a year ago. The hike in the share price more »

  • Buy This Below the Radar Airline

    By Vladimir Zernov - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: HA, JBLU, RJET

    Most airlines’ stocks have had a very nice run this year. However, Hawaiian Airlines (NASDAQ: HA) was off of investors’ radar for the most part of the year. After publishing its second-quarter report, the stock has gained some steam, but is still up less than 15%. Is this an opportunity that is yet to evolve?

    Solid report

    The company has beaten earnings estimates by 85%. Operating income rose 7.7 more »

  • One Airline to Avoid

    By Mark Holder - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: JBLU, RJET, SAVE

    As with most sectors, airline stocks generally trade in the same general direction whether up in bull markets or down in bear markets. Typically the better company in the sector outperforms, but for an investor picking the right group is the major battle. In the case of the airlines, the whole sector is gaining as historically strong profits and reduced competition from consolidation promises to continue the profits streak. In more »

  • The Best Investment Ideas From This Industry

    By Robinson Roacho - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, JBLU, UAL

    The airline industry is recovering from the lows seen in 2007 and 2008. Due to economic improvement, customers are more likely to spend cash. The consumer sentiment index is at multi-year highs. Therefore, it is a good idea to invest in the following airline stocks which present an interesting investment opportunity, or is it?

    A look at the airlines

    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) trades with a P/E of 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 »

  • Latin American Expansion Is Key for the Growth of These Airlines

    By Robinson Roacho - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, JBLU, LCC

    The airline industry has slowly recovered from the blow it received in 2007 and 2008. This has been aided in part by a global economic recovery. Further, the consumer sentiment’s latest reading was at multi-year highs. Passenger traffic has been strong in the recent past, and it is not likely to dim in the near future. As a result, the companies mentioned herein should be considered for long positions more »

  • This Airline Could Fly High

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: JBLU, RJET, SKYW

    This year has been a good one for the airlines. Most airline stocks have enjoyed a healthy upside.

    Among regional airlines, the best performer to date has been Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), the owner of Frontier Airlines and Republic Airlines. The stock is already up a whopping 104% this year, but I think that it has even more room to grow.

    Relatively cheap

    Despite the recent rise in price more »

  • How to Keep Your Portfolio Flying High

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, JBLU, LUV, UAL

    Airline stocks have historically been bound by moves in the oil markets; thus, as we see oil inventories rising, it could be time to take a look at the high-flying airline stocks, in part because airlines have historically traded inversely to oil, so falling oil prices are a big positive for airline stocks.

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    In the latest Energy Information Administration data, crude oil inventories rose 300,000, compared to the expected more »

  • Jet Blue, flying away from profits?

    By Jens Schwarte - July 6, 2013 | Tickers: JBLU

    As JetBlue approaches 200 aircraft, it has grown out of its traditional Northeast market. Recently a push of aircraft have poured south into South America and Ft. Lauderdale.

    At first it sounds like organic growth expanding the network, tapping new customers! However JetBlue provides a niche service. It's aircraft have no first class like American, but also less seats than Southwest. The entire cabin is "Jet Blue" a unique more »

  • Jet Blue, flying away from profits?

    By Jens Schwarte - July 6, 2013 | Tickers: JBLU

    As JetBlue approaches 200 aircraft, it has grown out of its traditional Northeast market. Recently a push of aircraft have poured south into South America and Ft. Lauderdale.

    At first it sounds like organic growth expanding the network, tapping new customers! However JetBlue provides a niche service. It's aircraft have no first class like American, but also less seats than Southwest. The entire cabin is "Jet Blue" a unique more »

  • Jet Blue: Efficient Management In an Inefficient Era of Air Travel

    By Rupert Nicholson - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: AAMRQ.PK, DAL, JBLU, LUV

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    I have been a lifelong American Airlines customer when flying in the US, however, recently I have started to look at JetBlue as it is a common sense low cost option. Most airlines in the western world today are characterized by large inefficiencies, high costs, and zero profits. Jet Blue is the airline that bucks the trend.

    Combining quality with low prices

    The founder of JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), David more »

  • Airline Stocks Soar, But How Much Room Is Left?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: ALGT, JBLU, RJET

    Among airline stocks, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLUNASDAQ: JBLU)) surged recently after reports surfaced that the company is being targeted for a buyout by David Neeleman, who is tipped to be contemplating a merger between JetBlue and his start-up carrier Azul Linhas Aereas. The unconfirmed news not only lifted JetBlue but also worked wonders for Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ: ALGT) and Republic Airways (NASDAQ: RJET). While acquisitions usually unlock huge upside, there 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 »

  • 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 »

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