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July 30, 2014
07:21 EDTUAL, ALK, JBLUJetBlue price target raised to $13.50 from $10 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan raised its price target for JetBlue (JBLU) shares to $13.50 saying a CEO transition in early 2015 seems highly probable, which it feels could lead to a more returns-oriented business model. The firm reiterates an Overweight rating on the stock. JPMorgan also downgraded shares of Alaska Air (ALK) this morning to Neutral and upgraded shares of United Continental (UAL) to Overweight.
News For JBLU;ALK;UAL From The Last 14 Days
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June 30, 2015
08:12 EDTUALUnited Airlines announces $30M equity investment in Fulcrum BioEnergy
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07:59 EDTJBLUJetBlue eliminates free checked bag with cheapest fare, Bloomberg says
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June 29, 2015
10:08 EDTUALUnited Continental management to meet with Sterne Agee CRT
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June 26, 2015
12:03 EDTUALUnited Airlines and Azul Brazilian form long-term strategic partnership
United Airlines and Azul Brazilian Airlines announced a new strategic partnership in which United will acquire an approximate 5% stake in Azul, paving the way for the carriers to cooperate on a range of customer benefits including codesharing of flights, expanded connection opportunities on routes between the United States and Brazil, in addition to other points in North and South America, and joint loyalty-program participation. Through a wholly owned subsidiary, United will invest $100M for its economic stake in Azul, which includes one seat on Azul's board of directors. As a result of the partnership, United and Azul will expand their frequent flyer loyalty agreement.
June 25, 2015
11:55 EDTALKAlaska Air management to meet with Evercore ISI
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June 23, 2015
10:00 EDTJBLU, ALKOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:29 EDTJBLUJetBlue to introduce Mint to Boston customers
JetBlue announced plans to enhance service at Logan International Airport as part of its long-term commitment to serve both business and leisure travelers who have made the airline the city's top carrier. As part of the expansion, JetBlue will introduce Mint, its highly acclaimed take on premium travel, to Boston customers traveling to San Francisco and Los Angeles. JetBlue will also add Nashville as its 60thnon-stop destination from Boston and will increase service frequency on more than a dozen existing routes to U.S. and Caribbean destinations. Mint service will take off between Boston and San Francisco beginning in March 2016 with up to three daily roundtrips. Additionally, JetBlue will offer Mint seasonal service to the Caribbean beginning in March 2016 with a weekly Saturday roundtrip between Boston and Barbados.
07:11 EDTUALUnited Continental coverage assumed with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
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07:03 EDTJBLUJetBlue upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley
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07:03 EDTALKAlaska Air upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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June 22, 2015
11:43 EDTUALStocks with call strike movement; AAL UAL
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07:19 EDTUAL, JBLUAirlines focusing on upgraded in-flight web services, WSJ reports
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June 21, 2015
13:03 EDTUALU.S. airline stocks may rise 15%-50% in one year, Barron's says
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June 19, 2015
16:59 EDTUAL, JBLUBuckeye, airlines agree to settle FERC disputes
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11:09 EDTJBLU, UALDelta climbs following upgrade, reported fare hike
The shares of Delta Air Lines (DAL) are rising after research firm Wolfe Research upgraded the stock to Outperform from Peer Perform in a note to investors earlier today. Additionally, JPMorgan says Delta appears to have instituted a domestic fare increase yesterday. WHAT'S NEW: Delta's new deal with its pilots on profit sharing removes an unknown that had been facing the company, Wolfe wrote. Additionally, the airlines seems to be implementing additional domestic capacity cuts, the firm stated. As a result, Wolfe slightly increased its passenger revenue per available seat mile, or PRASM, estimate for the company. Furthermore, expectations for Delta's Q3 PRASM have dropped significantly, even though the airlines recently said that its PRASM should turn positive in Q4. Consensus estimates for Delta now look "reasonable" for this year and beatable in 2016, according to Wolfe, which set a $62 price target on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: JPMorgan said Delta appears to have instituted an additional, $2 one-way across-the-board domestic fare increase yesterday, following last week's industry-wide increase. The firm sees "no harm" in Delta trying, but adds it would be surprised to see material support from the discounters. JPMorgan said it remains "puzzled" as to why airline industry stock sentiment is so negative since discipline among the companies is "alive and kicking." The firm has an Overweight rating on Delta. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other publicly traded airline operators include American Airlines (AAL), JetBlue (JBLU), Southwest (LUV) and United Continental (UAL). PRICE ACTIOn: In late morning trading, Delta rose 2.5% to $42.38.
June 18, 2015
11:01 EDTJBLUAvis Budget, JetBlue sign preferred partnership agreement
Avis Budget Group (CAR) announced that it has signed a multi-year preferred partnership agreement with JetBlue Airways (JBLU). The new agreement significantly expands the existing marketing affiliation between the two companies, under which Avis Budget Group has served as a partner within JetBlue's TrueBlue loyalty rewards program. Under the new agreement, Avis Budget Group will promote its Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental and Payless Car Rental brands, products and services as well as money-saving offers directly to JetBlue customers and TrueBlue members. TrueBlue members and those with Mosaic status will have the opportunity to earn TrueBlue points when renting from Avis, Budget and Payless. The three rental brands will also be featured on JetBlue's online booking channel located at www.jetblue.com so that travelers can conveniently make car rental reservations when purchasing airline tickets.
10:21 EDTUALSouthwest, Spirit retreat after analysts downgrade shares
Southwest Airlines (LUV) and Spirit Airlines (SAVE) are falling after both airline stocks received downgrades from research firms this morning. Barclays downgraded Southwest, while Credit Suisse cut its rating on Spirit. WHAT'S NEW: Barclays analyst David Fintzen lowered his rating on Southwest to Underweight from Overweight, saying that the stock's valuation is above peer levels even though its outlook is no better than its large competitors. Moreover, the company's margins could drop in 2016 because of its "outsized growth," the analyst warned. Credit Suisse analyst Julie Yates downgraded Spirit Airlines to Neutral from Outperform, as she believes the airlines is facing more aggressive competitor fares. American Airlines (AAL) is offering lower fares than Spirit on five of the latter company's ten top ten routes for travel two months from reservation dates, the analyst stated. Moreover, Spirit's second quarter margins may come in below its guidance and the airline will probably reduce its margin outlook when its reports its Q2 results in late July, Yates predicted. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Barclays' Fintzen was more upbeat on Spirit, continuing to identify it as his top pick among airlines. More broadly, Fintzen remains generally upbeat on airline stocks, predicting that the industry's profitability will be "far more durable" than the market believes. The sector's competition is balanced, and it has increased its capacity and airplane purchases much less than in prior periods of oil price declines, according to Fintzen. Additionally, the airline stocks' multiples remain overly depressed, he believes. He says that the following stock in the sector can climb about 50%: Spirit, American, Delta (DAL), and United (UAL). PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Southwest dropped 2.2% to $33.11 and Spirit slid 2.4% to $60.91.
06:58 EDTALKAlaska Air upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse upgraded Alaska Air to Neutral and increased its price target to $78 from $75. The firm believes the worst is behind Alaska Air as competitive capacity adds in Seattle are declining. Credit Suisse expects the company to buyback up to 8% of its market cap in 2015 and said Alaska Air has the best balance between growth, cost controls, and shareholder returns while maintaining an investment grade balance sheet.
05:41 EDTUALSouthwest downgraded to Underweight from Overweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst David Fintzen downgraded Southwest (LUV) two notches to Underweight from Overweight saying the company has moved from a margin expansion story to an "average" big four airline trading at a premium valuation. Fintzen expects Southwest's growth to normalize in 2016 and cut his price target for shares to $39 from $50. The stock closed yesterday down 7c to $33.84. The analyst coupled the downgrade with an upgrade of Align Technology (ALGN) to Equal Weight. He remains bullish on airlines, with Spirit Airlines (SAVE) remaining his top pick, followed by Delta Air Lines (DAL), American Airlines (AAL) and United Continental (UAL). Fintzen sees 50% average upside in those four names.
June 17, 2015
15:52 EDTJBLU, UALAir Transport Assc. reevaluates carry-on changes
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