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February 22, 2013
06:46 EDTLUV, UAL, ALK, JBLU, SKYW, AMR, HA, LCC, DALSpending cuts to cause air traffic delays, NY Times reports
Automatic federal spending cuts set to take effect next month will cause delays in air travel, as the FAA will be forced to furlough employees, according to The New York Times. Airlines are preparing for the cuts in a similar manner to the way they prepare for hurricanes, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
News For LUV;HA;JBLU;DAL;AMR;ALK;LCC;SKYW;UAL From The Last 14 Days
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May 20, 2015
14:22 EDTALKAlaska Air volatility flat as shares pullback
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13:40 EDTJBLUJetBlue volatility flat as shares pullback
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13:07 EDTUALUnited Continental volatility increases as shares pullback
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12:33 EDTLUVOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks began the session relatively unchanged from yesterday’s close and continue to trade in a holding pattern as investors await the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's last FOMC meeting. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., EIA inventory data showed a 2.67M barrel fall in crude stocks, versus expectations for a 1.75M barrel decrease. The Federal Reserve is scheduled to release the minutes from its last rate setting meeting at 2 pm EDT. In Asia, Japan's GDP accelerated to a 2.4% growth pace in the first quarter, which was much better than expected. Japanese stock markets rallied on the news, sending the Nikkei 225 average to its best level in 15 years. COMPANY NEWS: Five of the world's largest banks - Citi (C), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Barclays (BCS), The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS) - agreed to pay more than $5B and plead guilty to felony charges related to manipulating foreign currencies and interest rates. In conjunction with previously announced settlements with regulatory agencies in the United States and abroad, today’s resolutions bring the total fines and penalties paid by these five banks for their conduct in the foreign exchange spot market to nearly $9B, the Department of Justice stated... Target (TGT) shares advanced 1% after the retailer's first quarter earnings topped expectations and it raised the low-end of its fiscal year profit forecast. Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO of Target, said the company was pleased with its first quarter traffic and sales, particularly in its signature categories, which drove better-than-expected profitability through improved gross margin and continued expense management. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), which rallied 53% after the company announced that, following meetings with the FDA, it would submit its eteplirsen drug to the FDA for approval on a rolling basis, with various components of the application being submitted separately. Eteplirsen is a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or DMD. Also higher was Pep Boys (PBY), which gained 14% after The Wall Street Journal said private equity firm Golden Gate Capital and other potential suitors have expressed interest recently in buying the company. Among the noteworthy losers was Etsy (ETSY), which operates an online marketplace to buy and sell handmade items and vintage goods. The stock, which priced its IPO at $16 and opened for trading at $31 per share, dropped 22% to trade near $16.50 after the company issued its first financial report since coming public in April. Also lower were shares of several airline stocks, led by Southwest (LUV), which was down 8% near noon. In a regulatory filing last night, Southwest indicated it expects FY15 capacity growth to increase 7%-8% and to grow another 6%-7% in FY16. Buckingham downgraded Southwest to Neutral from Buy this morning, stating it has a more cautious revenue outlook for the company due to a worsening backdrop as competitors vow to compete aggressively. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 6.10, or 0.03%, to 18,306.29, the Nasdaq was up 1.65, or 0.03%, to 5,071.69, and the S&P 500 was down 0.49, or 0.02%, to 2,127.34.
12:15 EDTDALDelta volatility increases as shares pullback
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12:08 EDTLUVSouthwest volatility increases as shares pullback
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11:56 EDTLUV, ALK, DAL, JBLU, HASterne Agee CRT recommends aggressively adding to airline positions
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11:43 EDTDALStocks with call strike movement; RIG DAL
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10:16 EDTLUVFollow-up: Southwest downgraded on worsening backrop at Buckingham
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10:01 EDTALK, UAL, LUVOptions with increasing volume: DAL LUV AAL UAL SAVE ALK JBLU
10:00 EDTLUVOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Achillion (ACHN) downgraded on valuation at JMP Securities... Ashland (ASH) downgraded to Equal-Weight from Overweight at First Analysis... Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Braskem (BAK) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Comerica (CMA) downgraded to Underperform at Baird... Crestwood Midstream (CMLP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Fifth Third (FITB) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... Keysight Technologies (KEYS) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Leju (LEJU) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at CLSA... Marrone Bio (MBII) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Southwest (LUV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham... SunTrust (STI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Western Alliance (WAL) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette.
09:58 EDTDALDelta Air Lines drops sharply, levels to watch
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09:24 EDTLUVSouthwest downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham
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09:02 EDTALKAlaska Air announces it reduced emissions intensity by 30% over past 10 years
Alaska Air has reduced its mainline flying emissions intensity by one-third over the last 10 years through fleet advancements and flight technology. These advances have avoided burning 531 million gallons of fuel since 2004 — the equivalent of taking one million cars off the road for a year.
May 19, 2015
17:49 EDTLUVSouthwest CFO sees Q2 PRASM declining 3%
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10:50 EDTDALStocks with call strike movement; GDX DAL
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08:23 EDTUALSenate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee to hold a hearing
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07:11 EDTALK, UAL, LUVWolfe Research to hold a conference
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May 18, 2015
06:15 EDTDALCiti divests 16% stake in Grupo Aeromexico, Reuters reports
Citigroup (C) has sold its 16% stake in Grupo Aeromexico, the Mexican airline says, Reuters reports. According to the airline, Barclays Capital (BCS) acquired about 8% of shares through a financial operation with Delta (DAL). Reference Link
06:09 EDTLUV, DAL, JBLU, UALTrade group sees airlines carrying record passenger loads this summer, WSJ says
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