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March 10, 2014
07:51 EDTLUVSouthwest reports February RPMs up 1.2%
Southwest Airlines announced that the company flew 7.1B revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, in February, a 1.2% increase from the RPMs flown in February 2013. Available seat miles, or ASMs, decreased 1.7% to 9.1B from the February 2013. The February load factor was 78.1%, compared to 75.8% in 2013. For February, passenger revenue per ASM, or PRASM, is estimated to have increased approximately five percent compared to 2013. This increase includes one point of estimated PRASM benefit from February 2014's storms, the company said. For the first two months of 2014, the company flew 14.6B RPMs, compared to 14.3B RPMs flown for the same period in 2013, an increase of 1.7%. Year-to-date ASMs decreased 2.2% from the same period in 2013 to 18.9B . The year-to-date load factor was 77.2%, compared to 74.2% for the same period in 2013.
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December 21, 2014
16:53 EDTLUVRegulators signal concern on Southwest's oil trading transparency, Reuters says
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December 19, 2014
06:36 EDTLUVObama administration to ease many parts of Cuba embargo, NY Times says
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December 15, 2014
07:57 EDTLUVDeutsche ups targets on Airlines amid lower fuel prices
Deutsche Bank expects 2015 to be an even stronger year than 2014 for Airline stocks and believes carriers will continue to "share their growing wealth with their stakeholders." Deutsche sees lower fuel prices and reduced interest expense providing benefits in 2015. The firm raised its price target for Allegiant Travel (ALGT) to $174 from $150, for Hawaiian Holdings (HA) to $27 from $19, for JetBlue (JBLU) to $21 from $17, for Southwest (LUV) to $55 from $46, for Spirit Airlines (SAVE) to $95 from $85, for United Continental (UAL) to $80 from $50, for American Airlines (AAL) to $67 from $54 and for Alaska Air (ALK) to $53 from $42.50. Deutsche keeps a $60 price target on shares of Delta Air Lines (DAL). The firm has a Buy rating on all name in the space save for Alaska Air, which it rates Sell.
December 12, 2014
10:56 EDTLUVNATS says London airspace open but capacity restricted
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10:25 EDTLUVEurocontrol says London airspace closed after computer failure, CNBC reports
Publicly traded airlines include American Airlines (AAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), JetBlue (JBLU), Southwest (LUV) and United Continental (UAL). Reference Link
December 11, 2014
10:19 EDTLUVThe Wings Club to hold luncheon meeting
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December 10, 2014
06:00 EDTLUVBarclays upgrades United, American amid lower oil prices
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05:39 EDTLUVUnited Continental upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Barclays
Barclays upgraded United Continental (UAL) two notches to Overweight from Underweight citing the benefits from lower oil prices. The firm raised its price target for shares to $76 from $52. The airliner closed yesterday down $1.73 to $62.52. Barclays also upgraded American Airlines (AAL) this morning to Overweight. Its top picks in the space are Spirit Airlines (SAVE), then American and United, followed by Delta Air Lines (DAL) and Southwest (LUV). It now has Overweight ratings on all four major U.S. airlines.
December 8, 2014
10:00 EDTLUVOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Antero Resources (AR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Apache (APA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Applied Materials (AMAT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Arch Capital (ACGL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... CU Bancorp (CUNB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Calpine (CPN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Commerzbank (CRZBY) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... EastGroup Properties (EGP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Enbridge Energy Management (EEQ) upgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Enbridge Energy (EEP) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... GasLog (GLOG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Hoegh LNG (HMLP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Global Hunter... LaSalle Hotel (LHO) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Lufthansa (DLAKY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... NASDAQ (NDAQ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Newfield Exploration (NFX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Omega Healthcare (OHI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Orange SA (ORAN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... SM Energy (SM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Southwest (LUV) upgraded at Goldman... TSMC (TSM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... United Technologies (UTX) upgraded at Bernstein... eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel.
08:47 EDTLUVSouthwest reports November 8.6B revenue passenger miles
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06:27 EDTLUVSouthwest upgraded at Goldman
As previously reported, Goldman upgraded Southwest to Buy from Neutral. The firm believes shares can continue to move higher on the strong operating environment and improving net margins. Price target raised to $55 from $44.
05:44 EDTLUVSouthwest upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman

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