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Airline Stocks Are Strong Today: Here's What You Need To Know

Delta Air Lines Inc. New NYSE:DAL, Southwest Airlines Company NYSE:LUV - Airline Stocks Are Strong Today: Here's What You Need To Know

Airline stocks were, for the most part, notably strong on Wednesday, coinciding with Cowen's Global Transportation Conference where several airliners revealed a glimpse into their monthly metrics.

Coinciding with the conference, several airline companies also released supplemental data and guidance.

3 In Focus

1. Delta Air Lines, Inc. DAL 5.73% expects to see its third-quarter unit revenue down 7 percent and expects an operating margin of 18 to 19 percent.

2. Southwest Airlines Co LUV 4.68% expects its third-quarter operating revenue per seat mile to decline 4.5 percent to 3.5 percent. The company also expects August revenue per mile to be higher year-over-year by 3.6 percent.

3. SkyWest, Inc. SKYW 3.3% expects its bottom half 2016 year-over-year earnings growth to be in the low double-digit range.

Stock-Specific Performances

Here is a summary of how airline stocks have been performing as of Wednesday afternoon:

  • Shares of Delta were trading higher by 5.16 percent at $38.72.
  • Shares of Southwest Airlines were trading higher by 4.25 percent at $38.52.

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DateFirmActionFromTo
Aug 2016Imperial CapitalInitiates Coverage onIn-line
Jul 2016JP MorganMaintainsOverweight
Jul 2016Deutsche BankMaintainsBuy

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