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July 24, 2014
13:55 EDTAAL, ERJAmerican Airlines sees both Q3, Q4 CASM up 1%-3%
American Airlines (AAL) plans to retire 24 Embraer (ERJ) E140s by the end of this year. Says reduced international capacity plans for FY14. Says international capacity expected to be up 5%, which is down 1% from previous guidance. Sees FY14 international mainline capacity up 2.5%. Says sees regional capacity seen to be up 1% for the year. Sees mainline domestic capacity up 1% in FY14. Sees FY14 CASM up 2%-4% year over year. Sees 10.5%-12.5% pretax margin for FY14. Says FY15 CASM will grow less than inflation and be in the range of up 1% to down 1%.Says still feels "quite good" about global demand environment. Comments made during the company's Q2 earnings conference call.
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October 22, 2014
11:21 EDTERJPPG Aerospace supplying production, spare windows for Embraer KC-390
PPG Industries’ (PPG) aerospace transparencies group is designing windshields for the KC-390 military transport aircraft. PPG is under contract with Embraer (ERJ) Defense and Security to design and manufacture production and spare windshields, side cockpit windows and fuselage windows for the KC-390 aircraft. Embraer expects the aircraft to enter service in 2016.
09:11 EDTAALAmerican Airlines and Jetstar Japan announce codeshare agreement
American Airlines and Jetstar Japan have made a new codeshare agreement to enable American Airlines customers greater access to domestic Japanese destinations starting on October 22. American Airlines will place its 'AA' code on services operated by Jetstar Japan between Tokyo Narita International Airport and Fukuoka, Matsuyama, Okinawa, Osaka and Sapporo, with first flights under the codeshare starting October 26.
October 21, 2014
09:31 EDTAALEagle Materials, GenCorp mentioned positively by Lerner, Bloomberg reports
Chesapeake Partners' Traci Lerner is said to have mentioned Eagle Materials (EXP), GenCorp (GY), Barnes & Noble (BKS) and American Airlines (AAL) as stocks she likes, according to Bloomberg, citing comments made by Lerner at the Robin Hood Conference.
07:30 EDTAALU.S. airlines raise domestic one-way fares by $2 on average, Reuters reports
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October 20, 2014
06:10 EDTERJLufthansa publishes timetable in response to VC planned strike
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October 17, 2014
11:58 EDTERJTextron rallies after better than expected Q3 EPS, raising FY14 profit outlook
Shares of aircraft and defense company Textron (TXT) are advancing after the firm reported better than expected third quarter earnings per share and raised its profit outlook for fiscal 2014. WHAT'S NEW: Textron this morning reported Q3 EPS from continuing operations of 57c and revenue of $3.43B, compared to consensus of 52c and $3.63B, respectively. Aviation revenue for the quarter came in at $1.08B, Bell revenue was $1.18B, Systems revenue was $358M, Industrial revenue was $785M and Finance revenue was $25M for the quarter. Chief Executive Officer Scott Donnelly said commented that the increased revenues at Aviation, Industrial and Bell primarily reflected the success of its new product investment and acquisition strategies. Donnelly said the company achieved significant margin improvement in the quarter at Textron Aviation, which reflected higher volumes and better performance. Bell also had improved performance in Q3, Donnelly said, leading to an increase in quarterly margins compared to last year. WHAT’S NOTABLE: The company raised its FY14 EPS from continuing operations view to $2.05-$2.15 from $1.92-$2.12, in line with analysts' consensus estimates of $2.07. Textron also raised its FY14 outlook for cash flow from continuing operations of the manufacturing group before pension contributions to $700M-$800M, with expected pension contributions of around $83M. On the company's earnings conference call, management said it saw a pickup of orders in September and October in the new aircraft market. The company said it is also seeing significant contributions from its M&A investments. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Textron rose $4.16, or about 12.4%, to $37.82 on heavy trading volume. Including today’s advance, the stock has gained approximately 36% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the aircraft and defense business include Boeing (BA), up 2.6%, Spirit Aerosystems (SPR), up 3.8%, and Embraer SA (ERJ) up 3.9%.
11:31 EDTAALStocks with call strike movement; AAL TSLA
American Airlines (AAL) January 38 call option implied volatility decreased 5% to 52, Tesla (TSLA) January 60 call option implied volatility decreased 3% to 50 according to IVolatility.
October 16, 2014
12:00 EDTAALStocks with call strike movement; AAL UAL
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07:57 EDTAALAmerican Airlines volatility elevated into Q3 results
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October 15, 2014
12:46 EDTAALAirline stocks down following report that second ebola patient traveled on plane
The CDC announced earlier that a second health care worker who has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus traveled by air on October 13, a day before she reported symptoms. The CDC is reaching out to passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth due to the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness the following morning. Publicly traded companies in the space are trading lower following the report, including American Airlines (AAL) down 3.65% to $30.35, Delta Air Lines (DAL) down 4.39% to $31.37, JetBlue (JBLU) down 2.69% to $9.95, Southwest (LUV) down 2.5% to $29.24, and United Continental (UAL) down 5.5% to $40.66. Reference Link
October 10, 2014
15:42 EDTAALPlane held on Las Vegas tarmac over Ebola scare, Reuters reports
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11:40 EDTAALStocks with call strike movement; HTZ AAL
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October 9, 2014
17:14 EDTERJEmbraer breaks ground on 500/450 assembly facility
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October 8, 2014
08:13 EDTAALAmerican Airlines sees 2014 total system capacity up 2.2% vs. 2013
Sees Q3 pre-tax margin 10%-12%. Sees Q3 CASM flat to up 2% ex-fuel, sees Q4 CASM up 2%-4% ex-fuel, sees FY14 CASM up 2%-4% ex-fuel. 2014 total system capacity is expected to be up approximately 2.2 percent vs. 2013 primarily due to more active aircraft and larger gauge aircraft replacing smaller gauge legacy aircraft. Full year mainline capacity is also expected to be up approximately 2.4 percent year-over-year, of which international capacity is expected to be up approximately 5 percent and domestic capacity is expected to be up approximately 1 percent vs. 2013. For the third quarter 2014, AAG expects to pay an average of between $2.95 and $3.00 per gallon of mainline jet fuel. The Company expects to take delivery of 84 mainline aircraft during 2014, consisting of 10 A319s, 43 A321s, 3 A332s, 20 B738s, 2 B788s and 6 B773s. In addition, the company expects to retire 6 A320s, 14 B734s, 19 B757s, 14 B762s and 26 MD80s by the end of 2014. In 2014, the Company expects to take delivery of 15 CRJ900 aircraft at its wholly owned subsidiary PSA Airlines. In addition, the Company’s partner airlines are expected to take delivery of 10 CRJ900 aircraft and 24 E175 aircraft. The Company expects to retire 40 ERJ140 aircraft and 2 Dash 8-100 aircraft.
08:02 EDTAALAmerican Airlines reports September total RPMs down 0.2% to 16.9B
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