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M&A Watch: Southwest & AirTran, Cracks Versus Merger (LUV, AAI)

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has taken a bit of a blow to its safety reputation after this last weekend.  A few hundred flight cancellations are one thing, but a ...
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A Three-Year Look At Airlines

Three-Year History of Ten Key Metrics for Major US Airlines: (For this analysis United/Continental data is pro forma) Operating Revenue (total of eight airlines) 2008 = $126.2 billion 2009 = $106.7 billion ...
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Weather, Fuel Costs Continue to Batter Airlines (AMR, UAL, JBLU, LCC, ALK, DAL, LUV, AAI, RJET)

The month of December was not so hot for international air carriers. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air traffic demand growth fell by -2.3% month-over-month, from 8.2% ...
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Another Year Of Big Profit For Airlines

AirlineFinancials.com estimates the eight largest US airlines, starting this week, will collectively report $3.95 billion in profits from $122.2 billion in revenues for 2010. The average net profit margin ...
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Best Airline Stock for 2011 (DAL, UAL, AMR, LUV, AAI, LCC, JBLU, ALK)

The year just passed has been a good one for US air carriers. For the first time in several years, virtually every carrier earned a profit and airline stocks posted ...
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Airlines Are Getting Better (DAL, LUV, UAL, AMR, ALK, JBLU, LCC, AAI, SKYW, HA)

How much are US air travelers willing to put up with from the airlines? The short answer is probably, "A lot," because, after all, we don't have a lot of ...
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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 Sector Review: Post UAL-Continental and Southwest-AirTran (UAL, AMR, LUV, AAI, JBLU, LCC, DAL, SKYW, XJT, FAA)

Today marks the game-changing merger of Continental and United and the two are one as United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL).  America's new #1 airline will have a long integration ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AAI, D, ERTS, GBX, INTU, KBH, LVS, LDK, NEM, PHM, SPRD, STP, TSL, YGE)

These are some of this Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research notes: AirTran Holdings (NYSE: AAI) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan; Cut to Neutral ...
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Media Digest (9/28/2010) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

Reuters:   US businesses fear a fight over the yuan will cause a trade disaster. Reuters:   The US will test a cyber-blitz response plan. Reuters:   JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) may go ...
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Alaska Air: The Industry Jewel

The Southwest (NYSE: LUV) plan to buy AirTran (NYSE: AAI) for a 60% premium has pushed up the stock prices of all the small carriers. JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) was up ...
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The Twitter-24/7 Wall St. Market Report (9/27/2010) M&A: Southwest, Unilever

Twitter has, by most estimates, 100 million members, which makes it one of the largest social networks in the world. All major media companies are on Twitter and some have ...
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Pre-Market Movers 9/27/2010 (AAI)(LUV)(JBLU)

AirTran (NYSE AAI) is up 64% on an buyout offer from Southwest (NYSE: LUV) JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) is up 10% in sympathy with AirTran Southwest Air down 3% on plans ...
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Profits Flying High on US Airways Turnaround

By Robert Herbst Coming next month AirlineFinancials.com estimates US Airways (LCC) will report an all time record 3rd quarter profit of $225 million from $3.2 billion in projected operating revenue. This record high ...
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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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