Virgin America

Richard Branson Strikes Again: Virgin America Files for IPO

Richard Branson is coming to America yet again. Branson's Virgin Group Ltd. has filed its paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its Virgin America Inc. to ...
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Israel Flight Bans Not Likely to Hurt U.S. Airline Earnings

A Federal Aviation Administration flight ban of U.S. air carriers into Tel Aviv, Israel, may seem as though it is important geopolitical news, but the move may have a very ...
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United Continental Gives Airlines a Lift

United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL) offered a lift to airline stocks on Thursday after announcing late Wednesday that its passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased by 3.5% ...
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Very Mixed Analyst Bag on Shipping and Tankers

Canaccord Genuity has issued a very mixed report on the tanker and shipping companies that move energy products around the globe. 24/7 Wall St. gave the coverage of these and ...
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Delta Air Lines Sinks on Cuts to Venezuelan Service

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) said on Monday that it is cutting service to Venezuela from one flight per day between Atlanta and Caracas to one flight per week. American ...
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Flying From New York to Singapore for $20,000

For anyone who wants to figure out how airlines make their money, a look at first-class air prices should be enough. American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) charges $19,176 for ...
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Is Southwest Now the Best Airline for Investors?

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is now the best airline for investors. At least that is the take from Stifel after the firm upgraded the stock of the super-regional airline ...
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Southwest, American Airlines Passenger Traffic Gains Altitude

Both Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) saw year-over-year improvement in passenger revenue metrics for May, with American Airlines today reporting revenue passenger miles grew 2.1% while Southwest reported a 0.6% ...
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Cowen Raises Price Targets on Top Railroad Stocks to Buy

The transports are making new highs, and that is great news for stock market investors. As we have mentioned in the past, the overall stock market typically takes its cue ...
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The Mysterious Rise Behind NewLead Shipping

NewLead Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: NEWL) jumped from a penny stock last Thursday when the dry bulk shipping company enacted a one-for-50 reverse stock split so that the company's shares would ...
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Southwest Delivers Dividend Hike and New Share Buyback Plan

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has decided to return even more capital back to its shareholders. The super-regional discount airline's board of directors has approved a higher dividend and a ...
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Will Airlines Perform Better in Warmer Weather?

Airline stocks are having another very good year so far in 2014, after a better-than-solid 2013. Since the beginning of the year, airline stocks are up about 30%, and there ...
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CSX Train Derails and Catches Fire in Virginia

CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX) has just found itself on the bad end of a potentially serious public relations event. Hopefully the only damage is non-bodily. A train that has been ...
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FedEx Chops Forecast as Earnings Struggle With Weather, Fuel Costs

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) reported fiscal third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The package delivery services provider reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.23 on revenues of $11.3 ...
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Rail Traffic Jam Could Take Months to Clear, Hurt Earnings

Recent bad weather, a surge in crude shipments and a record grain crop have combined to create a jam in cargo delivered by rail. Train speeds have dropped around 9% ...
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