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January 24, 2014
08:39 EDTUAL, ALK, LUVAirines weakness a buying opportunity, says Cowen
Cowen views yesterday's weakness in the airlines as a buying opportunity. The firm believes the industry story remains intact and expects dividend increases, return of capital announcements, and international expansion to act as catalysts in the names they follow which include Outperform rated United Continental (UAL), Alaska Air (ALK), and Southwest Air (LUV).
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October 23, 2014
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.
10:59 EDTUALUnited Continental sees Q4 capacity up 0.5%-1.5%
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10:54 EDTUALOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:45 EDTUALUnited says hasn't seen meaningful impact on bookings to date from Ebola
Comment 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.
09:10 EDTUALUnited Continental sees Q4 PRASM down 1% to up 1%
For fourth quarter 2014, the company estimates its consolidated system available seat miles to increase between 0.5% and 1.5% compared to the same period in the prior year. The company estimates its full-year 2014 consolidated system ASMs to increase between 0.2% and 0.4% year-over-year. The company expects its fourth-quarter 2014 consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile to be between a decrease of 1.0% and an increase of 1.0% versus the fourth quarter of 2013. This guidance is negatively impacted by 1.5 percentage points related to certain interline ticket reconciliations the Company recorded in the fourth quarter of 2013. UAL estimates cargo and other revenue to be between $1.1 billion and $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter. Compared to the same period last year, for the next six weeks, mainline domestic advance booked seat factor is down 1.2 points and mainline international advance booked seat factor is up 0.6 points. Mainline Atlantic advance booked seat factor is up 2.1 points, mainline Pacific advance booked seat factor is up 0.4 points and mainline Latin America advance booked seat factor is down 1.4 points. Regional advance booked seat factor is down 1.2 points. For the fourth quarter 2014, the Company expects consolidated cost per ASM, excluding profit sharing, fuel, third-party business expenses and special charges, to increase 1.25% to 2.25% year-over-year. The Company expects full-year 2014 consolidated CASM, excluding profit sharing, fuel, third-party business expenses and special charges, to increase 1.2% to 1.6% year over year. The Company estimates non-operating expense to be between $190 million and $220 million for the fourth quarter and between $693 million and $723 million for full-year 2014. The Company expects between $1.00 billion and $1.05 billion of gross capital expenditures in the fourth quarter and approximately $3.1 billion for full-year 2014, including net purchase deposits. The Company estimates that its pension expense will be approximately $130 million for full-year 2014. This amount excludes non-cash settlement charges related to lump-sum distributions. The Company expects to make approximately $290 million of cash contributions to its defined benefit pension plans in 2014.
08:04 EDTALKAlaska Air reports Q3 passenger revenue up 7%
Reports Q3 fuel efficiency increased 2.8%. Reports Q3 adjustd pretax margin of 21.8%.
08:03 EDTALKAlaska Air reports Q3 adjusted EPS $1.47, consensus $1.42
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07:34 EDTUALUnited Continental reports Q3 PRASM up 3.9%
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07:33 EDTUALUnited Continental reports Q3 EPS $2.75, consensus $2.68
Reports Q3 revenue $10.56B, consensus $10.56B
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
11:02 EDTUALHertz, United Airlines upgrade partnership
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07:30 EDTUAL, LUVU.S. airlines raise domestic one-way fares by $2 on average, Reuters reports
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October 16, 2014
12:00 EDTUALStocks with call strike movement; AAL UAL
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07:54 EDTLUVSouthwest volatility elevated into Q3 results
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07:11 EDTUALUnited Continental volatility elevated into Q3 results
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