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LUV

Southwest

$39.77

1.3 (3.38%)

, DAL

Delta Air Lines

$39.77

0.82 (2.11%)

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Airlines initiated at Bernstein

Bernstein analyst David Vernon initiated coverage of the U.S. airline sector, saying that he is "bullish on the sector" and asserting that it has "favorable..dynamics." He expects the sector's stocks to have "higher average highs and higher average lows over time," driven partly by its investments in return enhancing programs, revenue enhancing initiatives, and "a stronger outlook for longer term capital return" which isn't reflected in valuation, according to the analyst. Vernon recommends owning airlines that have "less financial and operating leverage." He says that he is "favorably disposed" to Southwest (LUV) and Delta Air Lines (DAL), which he says have high returns and low leverage, and is less upbeat on United Continental (UAL), which he says has higher operating leverage and execution risk. He is bearish on American Airlines (AAL), as he thinks that its capacity growth and financial leverage create significant risk. The analyst started coverage of Southwest with an Outperform rating and a $51 price target. He initiated coverage of Delta and United Continental with Market Perform ratings and $43 and $55 price targets, respectively. He launched American with a $31 price target and Underperform rating.

LUV

Southwest

$39.77

1.3 (3.38%)

DAL

Delta Air Lines

$39.77

0.82 (2.11%)

UAL

United Continental

$54.20

1.38 (2.61%)

AAL

American Airlines

$38.89

1.16 (3.07%)

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LUV Southwest
$39.77

1.3 (3.38%)

10/10/16
BERN
10/10/16
INITIATION
Target $51
BERN
Outperform
Southwest initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst David Vernon initiated Southwest with an Outperform and a $51 price target.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
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09/09/16
IMPC
09/09/16
INITIATION
Target $46
IMPC
Outperform
Southwest initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst Michael Derchin started Southwest Airlines with an Outperform rating and $46 price target. Concerned that the company's cost gap will erode over time are overblown, Derchin tells investors in a research note. He believes Southwest warrants a premium valuation to the big three airlines since it can maintain a "meaningful cost and margin advantage because of its low cost business model."
07/27/16
JPMS
07/27/16
UPGRADE
Target $78.5
JPMS
Overweight
Alaska Air upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker upgraded Alaska Air Group (ALK) to Overweight saying the shares at current levels are "simply too cheap to ignore." The analyst highlights the company's "exemplary capital stewardship" and labor cost control in recent years. He raised his price target for the shares to $78.50 from $72.50. Baker this morning also downgraded Southwest Airlines (LUV) to Neutral.
DAL Delta Air Lines
$39.77

0.82 (2.11%)

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10/10/16
BERN
10/10/16
INITIATION
Target $43
BERN
Market Perform
Delta Air Lines initiated with a Market Perform at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst David Vernon initiated Delta Air Lines with a Market Perform and a $43 price target.
07/15/16
EVER
07/15/16
DOWNGRADE
EVER
Hold
Delta Air Lines downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Duane Pfennigwerth downgraded Delta Air Lines to Hold with a $50 price target. The analyst said Delta's Q2 earnings were ahead but preliminary unit revenue guidance of down 4-6% implies no sequential improvement at midpoint despite 1 % point slower capacity growth. Pfennigwerth said revenue trends during the peak summer demand period are weaker and he would like to see evidence that corporate revenue trends have stabilized before becoming constructive on shares.
08/24/16
IMPC
08/24/16
INITIATION
Target $41
IMPC
In-Line
Delta Air Lines initiated with an In-Line at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst Michael Derchin initiated Delta Air Lines with an In-Line and $41 price target citing the potential impact on UK business travel from Brexit and deteriorating economic, social and terrorism problems in Europe.
UAL United Continental
$54.20

1.38 (2.61%)

10/11/16
BERN
10/11/16
INITIATION
Target $55
BERN
Market Perform
United Continental initiated with a Market Perform at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst David Vernon initiated United Continental with a Market Perform and a $55 price target.
08/23/16
IMPC
08/23/16
INITIATION
Target $57
IMPC
Outperform
United Continental initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst Michael Derchin initiated United Continental with an Outperform and $57 price target. The analyst is positive on shares saying new management will improve problem solving skills and provide an entrepreneurial bent, the new labor contract should finally permit integration of United and Continental workers, improving moral and productivity, and the mechanics tentative agreement puts in place management's goal of having long-term contracts in place with key unions.
08/30/16
RAJA
08/30/16
UPGRADE
RAJA
Outperform
United Continental upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James analyst Savanthi Syth upgraded United Continental to Outperform with a $65 price target following the announcement of Scott Kirby as President and Andrew Levy as CFO. Kirby joins United from American Airlines (AAL), as announced last night, and Levy joins from Allegiant Travel (ALGT), as announced earlier this month. The analyst said both executives have strong industry experience and Syth has increased conviction United will reduce it margin gap relative to its peers over the next 12-18 months. Further, competitive capacity pressures will likely improve and easing comps should benefit sequential revenue trends in 2017, the analyst tells investors.
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AAL American Airlines
$38.89

1.16 (3.07%)

10/10/16
BERN
10/10/16
INITIATION
Target $31
BERN
Underperform
American Airlines initiated with an Underperform at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst David Vernon initiated American Airlines with an Underperform and a $31 price target.
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09/21/16
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09/21/16
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RAJA
Market Perform
American Airlines downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Savanthi Syth downgraded American Airlines to Market Perform due to relative valuation and lowered estimates to reflect the new mechanics contract.
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