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LUV

Southwest

$54.35

-0.31 (-0.57%)

, AAL

American Airlines

$46.19

-0.81 (-1.72%)

05:23
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05:23

Southwest upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan

JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker upgraded Southwest Airlines (LUV) to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $66 from $60. The analyst this morning also downgraded American Airlines (AAL), United Continental (UAL) and Spirit Airlines (SAVE) to Neutral. The recent correction in Southwest shares makes for a "compelling" risk-to-reward profile, Baker tells investors in a sector research note. An environment in which investors gravitate towards "relative safety and best in class" may benefit Southwest shares, the analyst contends.

LUV

Southwest

$54.35

-0.31 (-0.57%)

AAL

American Airlines

$46.19

-0.81 (-1.72%)

UAL

United Continental

$61.25

-0.41 (-0.66%)

SAVE

Spirit Airlines

$34.83

-0.08 (-0.23%)

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LUV Southwest
$54.35

-0.31 (-0.57%)

08/21/17
STFL
08/21/17
NO CHANGE
STFL
Southwest could be taken private, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Joseph DeNardi believes that the market is tremendously undervaluing airlines' marketing programs. He says that Southwest is the most compelling takeover target in the sector, as he believes that its "loyalty program and the capacity of its balance sheet...are fundamentally misvalued." The analyst says that Southwest could become a target of private equity firms.
07/28/17
BERN
07/28/17
NO CHANGE
BERN
Southwest outlook remains positive, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst David Vernon says that Southwest's Q2 results were "generally positive," and he says that the company's 2017 guidance was reduced "only slightly." After Spirit said that pricing was weakening, the analyst notes that it is a small carrier that "appeals to the ultra-value traveler." Consequently, he does not believe that its comments have a significant negative read through for Southwest and other larger airlines. The analyst trimmed his price target on Southwest to $69 from $70 but keeps an Outperform rating.
08/18/17
WOLF
08/18/17
UPGRADE
WOLF
Outperform
Southwest upgraded to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
08/18/17
08/18/17
UPGRADE
Target $65

Outperform
Follow-up: Southwest upgraded to Outperform at Wolfe Research
As previously reported, Wolfe Research upgraded Southwest to Outperform from Peer Perform with a $65 price target saying the recent pullback in shares provides favorable risk/reward.
AAL American Airlines
$46.19

-0.81 (-1.72%)

08/01/17
08/01/17
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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. Rockwell Collins (COL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord with analyst Ken Herbert saying the selloff when Boeing (BA) said it would establish an avionics unit that could eventually bring more work in-house. 2. American Airlines (AAL) and Spirit Airlines (SAVE) were upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. 3. Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Drew Venker saying Cabot offers "excellent" risk/reward in a volatile oil/gas price environment and said downside is limited from lower gas prices, due to a strong balance sheet and free cash flow. 4. Southern Company (SO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Jonathan Arnold citing news that Scana (SCG) plans to abandon its two new nuclear units at the V.C. Summer site in South Carolina. 5. National Grid (NGG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Berenberg with analyst Andrew Fisher citing the selloff in shares which creates favorable risk/reward. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/07/17
BERN
08/07/17
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American 'most at risk' from United Continental price actions, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst David Vernon says that American Airlines (AAL) is "most at risk" from United Continental's (UAL) price cuts. The analyst adds that Spirit (SAVE) will have to give its pilots a 60%-80% raise, possibly putting five to six percentage points of its margins at risk. Vernon keeps Market Perform ratings on American and United.
09/15/17
JPMS
09/15/17
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Target $53
JPMS
Neutral
American Airlines downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker downgraded American Airlines to Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $53 from $61. The analyst is disappointed by the "lack of pricing vigor" that American has displayed in recent weeks. He believes investor enthusiasm for the shares may wane if unit revenue trends remain sluggish and below expectations in the near-term.
08/01/17
JPMS
08/01/17
UPGRADE
Target $61
JPMS
Overweight
American Airlines upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker upgraded American Airlines (AAL) to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $61 from $52. The analyst thinks the company can become more efficient with labor and sees "sufficient upside potential" from current share levels. Baker this morning also upgraded Spirit Airlines (SAVE) to Overweight.
UAL United Continental
$61.25

-0.41 (-0.66%)

07/27/17
RAJA
07/27/17
NO CHANGE
RAJA
Strong Buy
Spirit Airlines selloff overdone on fare weakness comments, says Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Savanthi Syth attributes the selloff in Spirit Airlines (SAVE) shares, and those of other U.S. airline peers, to the company's commentary about fare weakness spreading to a larger number of markets in the last few weeks and signals that the pressure is due to United (UAL) being aggressive with pricing. However, he believes the pullback is overdone, stating that he doesn't believe this is sustainable given United's stated goal to close its margin gap with Delta (DAL). He has a Strong Buy rating on Spirit Airlines shares, which are down nearly 20% in afternoon trading.
08/01/17
JPMS
08/01/17
UPGRADE
Target $45
JPMS
Overweight
Spirit Airlines upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker upgraded Spirit Airlines to Overweight while lowering his price target for the shares to $45 from $56. With the recent selloff, the market is ignoring the company's potential for "medium-term course correction on growth and pricing," Baker tells investors in a research note. He believes the United Continental (UAL), Spirit pricing spat "appears less dire" than the market is pricing in.
09/15/17
JPMS
09/15/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $68
JPMS
Neutral
United Continental downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker downgraded United Continental to Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $68 from $84. The analyst believes consensus estimates for U.S. airlines look "increasingly unachievable" given current fuel prices and the "lack of any apparent vigor in shoring up domestic pricing weakness."
SAVE Spirit Airlines
$34.83

-0.08 (-0.23%)

09/06/17
DBAB
09/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $42
DBAB
Buy
Deutsche cuts price targets for Spirit Airlines, Delta Air Lines
Following the September quarter updates, Deutsche Bank analyst Michael Linenberg lowered his price target for Spirit Airlines (SAVE) to $42 from $54 and for Delta Air Lines (DAL) to $59 from $62. The analyst cites fuel and pricing pressures but keeps Buy ratings on both names.
09/06/17
SBSH
09/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $48
SBSH
Buy
Spirit Airlines shares are bottoming, says Citi
Citi analyst Kevin Crissey believes Spirit Airlines shares are bottoming after the company lowered Q3 RASM guidance to down 7%-8.5% year-over-year from down 2%-4%. While the company is struggling, the stock traded essentially in-line with the Airline sector yesterday despite its investor update, which is a good sign that the worst for shares may be behind, Crissey tells investors in a research note. He lowered his price target for Spirit, his top pick in the sector, to $48 from $52 and keeps a Buy rating on the name.
09/15/17
JPMS
09/15/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $37
JPMS
Neutral
Spirit Airlines downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker downgraded Spirit Airlines to Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $37 from $45. The analyst is less confident in Spirit's ability to generate "steady returns and peer-leading margins" amid continued growth in to competitor markets.

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Fiat Chrysler

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AA

Alcoa

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Endo

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