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VA

Virgin America

$53.85

1.77 (3.40%)

, ALK

Alaska Air

$72.58

0.64 (0.89%)

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Virgin America weak as codeshares come into focus

Shares of Virgin America (VA) moved lower after blog View from the Wing published a story on the Department of Justice's review into the company's takeover by Alaska Air (ALK). Reuters reported last night that the DOJ has concerns around Alaska Air's codeshares, but it could be the airline's codeshare deal with American (AAL) that is more problematic, View from the Wing argues. It adds, "A requirement that Alaska divest itself of significant codeshares, which in total are estimated to be worth nine figures in revenue annually to the airline, could be seen as material and allow Alaska an exit if no deal with DOJ could be reached." Shares of Virgin are off their lows but remain down 1% to $53.40 in afternoon trading. Reference Link

VA

Virgin America

$53.85

1.77 (3.40%)

ALK

Alaska Air

$72.58

0.64 (0.89%)

AAL

American Airlines

$38.58

-0.07 (-0.18%)

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VA Virgin America
$53.85

1.77 (3.40%)

06/14/16
RAJA
06/14/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $88
RAJA
Outperform
Alaska Air downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Savanthi Syth downgraded Alaska Air Group (ALK) to Outperform saying domestic fare weakness and a lack of clarity on the earnings impact from the acquisition of Virgin America (VA) will delay upside in the shares. The analyst lowered Alaska Air's price target to $88 from $105.
10/11/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Twitter (TWTR) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Evercore ISI with analyst Ken Sena citing the recent pullback in the shares. 2. Tyson Foods (TSN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital with analyst Kenneth Zaslow saying he thinks that the company's "strong underlying fundamentals" should enable its fiscal 2017 profits to beat expectations, and he says that the shares are undervalued. 3. Virgin America (VA) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Jamie Baker saying regulatory approval of the pending Alaska Air (ALK) takeover "remains more likely than not." 4. Cummins (CMI) was upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral and Caterpillar (CAT) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman. 5. Carbonite (CARB) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Brian Schwartz saying he sees "substantial upside" from current levels due to valuation and fundamentals. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/11/16
JPMS
10/11/16
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JPMS
Neutral
Virgin America upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker upgraded Virgin America (VA) to Neutral saying regulatory approval of the pending Alaska Air (ALK) takeover "remains more likely than not." The analyst has a $52.50 price target for Virgin shares.
09/23/16
IMPC
09/23/16
INITIATION
Target $57
IMPC
In-Line
Virgin America initiated with an In-Line at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst Michael Derchin started Virgin America with an In-Line rating and $57 price target.
ALK Alaska Air
$72.58

0.64 (0.89%)

09/23/16
IMPC
09/23/16
INITIATION
Target $47
IMPC
In-Line
Alaska Air initiated with an In-Line at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst Michael Derchin started Alaska Air Group with an In-Line rating and $47 price target. The stock "may tread water" during the merger integration process, Derchin tells investors in a research note.
08/11/16
MSCO
08/11/16
NO CHANGE
Target $85
MSCO
Overweight
Alaska Air a top pick going into year-end at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Rajee Lalwani said Alaska Air offers substantial upside into year end with favorable near-term pricing, more manageable supply into 2017, and material accretion from the Virgin acquisition into 2017. The analyst said Alaska is deserving of a much higher multiple and is a top pick into year end. Lalwani rates Alaska Air an Overweight with an $85 price target on shares.
10/13/16
BUCK
10/13/16
UPGRADE
BUCK
Buy
Alaska Air upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham
Buckingham upgraded Alaska Air to Buy and raised its price target to $84 from $65. The firm's analyst expects the Virgin America (VA) merger to go through and revised estimates for the combined company well above consensus, and sees earnings potentially approaching $8.00-$8.50 beyond 2017 as Alaska adopts Virgin's best practices on ancillary revenue.
AAL American Airlines
$38.58

-0.07 (-0.18%)

09/21/16
09/21/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan with analyst Vivek Juneja saying the "tough" Senate hearings and "mounting public scrutiny" will likely result in additional investigations that could pressure expenses. 2. Skechers (SKX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Jay Sole saying he believes consumers shift towards pure fashion styles and away from athletic footwear is causing Skechers to adjust assortment, resulting in slower sales growth. 3. American Airlines (AAL) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James analyst Savanthi Syth citing relative valuation and lowered estimates to reflect the new mechanics contract. 4. Boston Beer (SAM) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Cowen with analyst Vivien Azer citing its string of disappointing monthly Nielsen data and structural headwinds to the company's core assets, which present meaningful earnings risk. 5. Children's Place (PLCE) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray with analyst Stephanie Wissink saying the firm's recent survey of moms pointed to a "step down" in mindshare. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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.
09/21/16
RAJA
09/21/16
DOWNGRADE
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.
10/11/16
BERN
10/11/16
INITIATION
BERN
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.

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