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  • Strategy Execution Might Not Be Enough for This Airline

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, UAL, LCC

    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is focused on cash flow generation, strengthening its balance sheet, and improving customer experiences. It has made progress in each one of these areas. However, one important industry trends is keeping the company’s potential on the runway.

    Strategy and execution

    Cash flow generation and balance sheet improvement were mentioned above. In 2012, Delta generated $2.5 billion in cash from operation activities, and it more »

  • 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 »

  • Is It Fair to Block This Airline Merger?

    By Ted Cooper - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAMRQ.PK, LUV, LCC

    The U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit to block the AMR (NASDAQOTH: AAMRQ.PK) US Airways (NYSE: LCC) merger comes after a string of airline combinations over the last several years. The DoJ contends that the merger is anti-competitive, seemingly regretting its allowance of past airline mergers to proceed. Now, AMR and US Airways are paying the price for being late to the party.

    Unable to compete

    AMR is currently more »

  • DOJ Airline Lawsuit Much Ado About Nothing

    By John McKenna - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, UAL, LCC

    So much for a quick and easy airline merger.

    On August 13th, the Department of Justice surprisingly announced that it would be investigating the proposed merger between US Airways (NYSE: LCC) and American Airlines for anti-competitiveness in the industry. The news sent struggling US Airways’ stock plunging 13% in the day’s trading, a reversal from the initial bump that it received when the merger announcement was announced in more »

  • Two Big Factors Fueling Airline Shares

    By Alexander MacLennan - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: AAMRQ.PK, DAL, UAL, LCC

    Airlines are not often thought of as a good way to make money; in fact, they have quite a reputation for doing just the opposite. But holders of airline shares have been richly rewarded if they bought at almost any point over the last year. With the airline industry being one with a long history of bankruptcies and failures, two major factors are working together to drive airline shares now 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 »

  • 1 Reason to Invest in These Airlines

    By Robinson Roacho - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, BA, LCC

    The airline industry continues to rebound from lows seen in 2007 and 2008. It was not uncommon to think of the sector as a place where money goes down the drain. However, investors have been rewarded handsomely in present times.

    What’s more is that I believe the rally is not over, despite many investors trying to call the top. Therefore, these companies seem to be a great choice for 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 »

  • Big Airlines Are Still Attractive

    By Vladimir Zernov - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, UAL, LCC

    Airline operation is one of the toughest businesses out there. The margins are thin. The level of responsibility is enormous. Every incident gets huge media coverage and puts airlines and aircraft producers under the microscope. And yet, airline stocks have had a tremendous run this year. Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has gained a whopping 85%. United Continental (NYSE: UAL) is up 49%, while US Airways (NYSE: LCC) is up more »

  • Why In-Flight Wi-Fi Is Earning Its Wings

    By Arturo Cuevas - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, GOGO, LCC

    In-flight Internet connectivity service provider Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) just seem unable to have a stable hook-up with investors. Since its IPO late this June, the company has so far been unable to reach its $17 initial public offer price and has traded at the $12.64–$16.32 band after that lackluster market entry.

    The prospect of Gogo’s equity ascending to higher levels apparently hinges mainly on the pricing more »

  • How to Gain Exposure to the Airline Industry

    By Robinson Roacho - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, SAVE, LCC

    The airline industry continues to see a strong demand from passengers due to an overall economic recovery. The consumer spending index is at multi-year highs and people are becoming more comfortable spending their hard-earned cash.

    Economic recovery is real, and your portfolio should be exposed to the sector to gain capital. The carriers mentioned here offer an appealing investment opportunity.

    Look at these airlines for capital appreciation

    Delta Air Lines more »

  • An Easy Way to Invest in the Airline Industry

    By Robinson Roacho - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, SAVE, LCC

    The airline industry has rebounded from lows observed in 2007 and 2008. Due to improving economic conditions across the map, customers are more prompt to travel nowadays. The consumer sentiment index is at multi-year levels. Therefore, investors should expose their portfolios to the airline industry to profit from this recovery.

    Invest in the airline industry!

    I have observed a general trend from airlines to expand into emerging markets, mainly Latin more »

  • This Airline Stock May Be Ready to Take Off

    By Daniel James - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, UAL, LCC

    For a long time, airlines were regarded by many as the black sheep of the stock market. Uncertainty surrounding labor disputes and fuel prices caused investors to shy away from the industry. Now, as many airlines have consolidated, leading to synergy benefits among other things, the industry is looking a lot more attractive. One airline in particular is trading at an absolutely rock-bottom valuation at the moment, despite fairly solid 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 »

  • How Could This Stock Harm Your Portfolio?

    By Robinson Roacho - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: SAVE, BA, LCC

    Note: The July crash was a Boeing 777, not a 787. This version has been corrected and Motley Fool apologizes for the error.

    The airline industry has been recovering since a severe blow in 2007. Overall, most airlines have experienced increasing passenger traffic due to higher consumer sentiment index readings. As a result, aircraft makers such as Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Airbus have strong orders for new planes.

    The B787 more »

  • What You Should Know About the Newly Consolidated Airline Industry

    By Damon Churchwell - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, UAL, LCC

    Although the U.S. Airways / American Airlines merger is still awaiting some regulatory agency approval, the shareholder consent of US Airways is a sign that the deal could be completed as planned during the current September quarter. If so, it will mark a significant event in the history of the airline sector, particularly the international carriers.

    Whereas five years ago there had been numerous carriers that fly internationally, each operating more »

  • Top 3 Airlines for Your Portfolio

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, LUV, LCC

    Several industries pose huge potential for profit increases in the years ahead due to the steady economic recovery that looks poised for long-term growth. The airlines industry is one of the plays that could have your profits soaring. While shares have spiked considerably this year, there is still a lot of room for growth. Morningstar estimated that airline use is still down by about 10% since 2008, and this represents more »

  • The Airline Industry Is Likely to Fly Higher!

    By Robinson Roacho - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, UAL, LCC

    Rising consumer sentiment has fueled the airline industry by strengthening passenger traffic for most airlines. Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and US Airways (NYSE: LCC) offer an attractive investment prospectus and they are suited for growth-oriented portfolios. On the other hand, United Continental (NYSE: UAL) may not be a good investment at the moment for the reasons outlined below.

    Here come the numbers! They are important!

    Every month, airline carriers more »

  • Fast-Growing Spirit Airlines Remains Industry Threat and Value

    By Mark Holder - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, SAVE, UAL, LCC

    Anybody following this blog should know by now that the consolidation in the airline industry makes it investable for the first time possibly ever. The major airlines, including Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), United Airlines, a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL), and the ongoing combination of US Airways (NYSE: LCC) and American Airways have helped dramatically reduce the competition in the sector. The biggest threat to strong profits more »

  • Flying High or Low? A Take on The Airline Industry

    By Damian Illia - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, UAL, LCC

    The industry is taking its seasonal dive. Stock prices are dropping for US Airways (NYSE: LCC), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), and United Continental (NYSE: UAL). This brief essay will try to discern the future outlook for the industry, and search for the one company that's better prepared for takeoff after the low season.

    Flying high

    After merging with American Airlines, US Airways has become a true competitor for more »

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