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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Adobe, HP, Lululemon, Neurocrine Bio, Pepsi, Under Armour and Many More

Stocks were simply looking for direction on Wednesday, perhaps knowing that the markets already may be gearing up for a shortened week ahead of Good Friday. While this bull market ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (CAL, HAL, HMY, HD, IBI, KLAC, KORS, NFLX, NIHD, NVLS, PAAS, TXN, UNP, ZUMZ)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street brokerage and research firms this Tuesday morning. Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE: CAT) Raised to Outperform as ...
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US Airways May Try To Buy American (AMR)–Bloomberg

Bloomberg reports that US Airways (NYSE: LCC) may make a merger bid for bankrupt AMR, parent of American Airlines. The action would make sense for several reasons. The first of ...
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Airline Baggage Fees Reach $2.6 Billion

Business school professors and airline analysts will look back on the first three quarters of 2010 and say that the industry finally found a way to make money. Baggage fees for ...
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Airlines Will Have Record Profits For The Third Quarter

AirlineFinancials.com estimates the nine largest US airlines, starting next week, will collectively report $2.4 billion in profits from $33.3 billion in revenues. The average net profit margin is 7.2%. Assuming ...
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Airline Merger Losers–Passengers, Workers, And Boeing

An industry that goes through a series of mergers usually has several losers, and suppliers are almost always among them. Northwest has merged with Delta (NYSE: DAL) and United with ...
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Airline Industry Expects Huge Profits

Airlines will make mammoth profits this year. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revised its forecasts for the global industry higher--to $8.9 billion. In June, its forecast was only $2.5 ...
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Low-Cost Airlines Thrash Traditional Airlines In Quality Measures

Customer satisfaction among travelers who fly on low-cost carriers is substantially higher than for people who use traditional airlines. JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) tops a recent evaluation of service among carriers ...
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The Unusual Suspects (BUD, AAPL, ARUN, CAL, UAUA, GENZ, SNDK, PAR, UNG)

The Unusual Suspects was a tad shorter than most editions due to the time of year and due to lower news flows.  We have no market-moving earnings this week.  The ...
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Media Digest (8/4/2010) Reuters, WSJ, NYTime, FT, Bloomberg

MarketWatch:   Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM) upped its full-year forecast Reuters:   BP plc (NYSE: BP) began the "static kill" of its well in the Gulf. Reuters:   Japan is worried because the ...
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Airlines Just Miss Record For Revenue And Ten Year High for Profits

For the 2nd quarter 2010, the nine largest airlines collectively reported $1.86 billion in net profits on $31.7 billion in revenues (net profits exclude $713 million for special items). The ...
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Do High Air Fares Equal Profits?

Average domestic air fares in the first quarter of 2010 increased to their second highest level since 2001, rising 4.7 % from the first quarter of 2009, the U.S. Department ...
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Airlines Set To Fly To Near Record High Revenues For Second Quarter

Starting with Monday's 2nd quarter earnings release by Delta (NYSE: DAL) and ending on July 29thwith Southwest (NYSE: LUV),AirlineFinancials.com estimates the nine largest US airlines will report an accumulated $1.77 ...
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Airline Earnings Hit Runway Next Week (CAL, UAUA, DAL, AAI, AMR, LCC, ALK, JBLU, LUV, FAA)

Continental Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: CAL) may still be trying to score on its UAL Corporation (NASDAQ: UAUA) merger, but earnings season features almost every major airline next week.  The news ...
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Airline Industry – Reality and Fiction: A 10 Year Look Back

Is "growth" really returning to the airline industry? Based on almost daily press releases, airlines appear to be adding new destinations every week Analysis by AirlineFinancials.com shows most airlines are ...
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