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August 7, 2014
08:18 EDTLUVSouthwest reports July traffic up 6.6%
Southwest Airlines flew 10.6 B revenue passenger miles in July, a 6.6% increase from the 10.0B RPMs flown in July 2013. Available seat miles increased 2.6% to 12.3B vs. July 2013 level of 11.9B. July 2014 load factor was 86.7% vs. 83.5% in July 2013. Passenger revenue per ASM is estimated to have increased approximately 4% vs. July 2013.
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October 30, 2014
10:02 EDTLUVOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Ally Financial (ALLY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Banco Bradesco (BBD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Cree (CREE) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Finish Line (FINL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Grand Canyon (LOPE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Hess Corp. (HES) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Howard Weil... Ignite Restaurant (IRG) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... Lowe's (LOW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... MakeMyTrip (MMYT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... MicroStrategy (MSTR) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at First Analysis... Moelis (MC) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... PG&E (PCG) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... RF Micro Devices (RFMD) upgraded to Buy at Canaccord... Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... STMicroelectronics (STM) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Sealed Air (SEE) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo... Software AG (STWRY) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Southwest (LUV) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Sprint (S) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... SunPower (SPWR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Take-Two (TTWO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Capital... TriQuint (TQNT) upgraded to Buy at Canaccord... Visa (V) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens.
07:01 EDTLUVSouthwest upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan upgraded Southwest to Neutral saying the company is likely to earn $3.00 in 2016, which yields a $42 price target, up from its prior target of $29.50.
October 23, 2014
13:21 EDTLUVSouthwest says may raise annual 15% ROIC target
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13:05 EDTLUVSouthwest says sees opportunities to grow dividend in the future
12:50 EDTLUVSouthwest sees Q4, FY unit costs ex-items up 2% y/y
Sees FY14 CapEx $1.8B. Sees FY15 CapEx less than FY14. Q4 ASMs up 2%-3%.
12:45 EDTLUVSouthwest says hasn't seen noticeable negative effect from Ebola
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12:44 EDTLUVSouthwest sees October PRASM up about 2% y/y
Says international flights a 'drag' on earnings. Says "has work to do" on international service. Says going forward, international capacity growth will be "modest." Says bookings for November and December "good." Sees unit trends "choppy" for remainder of quarter. Sees Q4 freight revenues comparable to Q3. Comments made on the Q3 earnings conference call.
10:23 EDTLUVSouthwest sees total AirTran acquisition & integration costs $550M
Says Q4 premium costs related to fuel derivative contracts currently estimated to be $13M. Says Q4 economic fuel costs are expected to be in the $2.70-$2.75 per gallon range.
07:22 EDTLUVSouthwest reports Q3 passenger revenue $4.6B
Total operating expenses in third quarter 2014 increased 0.7 percent to $4.2 billion, as compared to third quarter 2013. Third quarter 2014 economic fuel costs were $2.94 per gallon, including 5c per gallon in favorable cash settlements from fuel derivative contracts. During third quarter 2014, the Company's fleet increased by two to 685 aircraft at period end.
07:21 EDTLUVSouthwest expects solid cost performance in Q4
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07:20 EDTLUVSouthwest reports Q3 EPS excl. items 55c, consensus 53c
Reports Q3 revenue $4.80B, consensus $4.79B
October 22, 2014
15:37 EDTLUVNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Comcast (CMCSA), consensus 71c; Union Pacific (UNP), consensus $1.52; 3M (MMM), consensus $1.96; AbbVie (ABBV), consensus 77c; Celgene (CELG), consensus 95c; Eli Lilly (LLY), consensus 67c; Occidental Petroleum (OXY), consensus $1.57; Caterpillar (CAT), consensus $1.36; Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), consensus $1.16; Precision Castparts (PCP), consensus $3.32; Raytheon (RTN), consensus $1.60; American Electric Power (AEP), consensus $1.02; Southwest Airlines (LUV), consensus 53c; Lorillard (LO), consensus 90c; T. Rowe Price (TROW), consensus $1.15; Mead Johnson (MJN), consensus 91c; Zimmer Holdings (ZMH), consensus $1.30; Nucor (NUE), consensus 73c; Nielsen (NLSN), consensus 65c; Prologis (PLD), consensus 46c; Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL), consensus $1.06; Under Armour (UA), consensus 40c; EQT (EQT), consensus 56c; Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), consensus 88c; Cameron International (CAM), consensus $1.10; Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), consensus 89c; Quest Diagnostics (DGX), consensus $1.08; CMS Energy (CMS), consensus 41c; Airgas (ARG), consensus $1.29; PulteGroup (PHM), consensus 36c; Diamond Offshore (DO), consensus 79c; Bemis (BMS), consensus 67c.
14:27 EDTLUVSouthwest, IAM reach tentative agreement
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October 21, 2014
07:30 EDTLUVU.S. airlines raise domestic one-way fares by $2 on average, Reuters reports
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