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SAVE

Spirit Airlines

$35.19

-0.37 (-1.04%)

, DAL

Delta Air Lines

$51.68

0.12 (0.23%)

07:34
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07:34

Spirit Airlines downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank analyst Michael Linenberg downgraded Spirit Airlines (SAVE) to Hold and lowered his price target for the shares to $38 from $42. The company's revenue outlook "may face greater downside risk" than peers given the competitive intensity of its markets, Linenberg tells investors in a research note previewing September quarter earnings for Airlines. His favorite names in the sector are Delta Air Lines (DAL), American Airlines (AAL) and Southwest (LUV).

SAVE

Spirit Airlines

$35.19

-0.37 (-1.04%)

DAL

Delta Air Lines

$51.68

0.12 (0.23%)

AAL

American Airlines

$50.56

-0.17 (-0.34%)

LUV

Southwest

$58.29

-0.09 (-0.15%)

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SAVE Spirit Airlines
$35.19

-0.37 (-1.04%)

09/27/17
STFL
09/27/17
NO CHANGE
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Big 4 airlines' exposure to Spirit lower than thought, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Joseph DeNardi believes that sell side analysts at other firms may be overstating the degree of overlap that the "Big 4" airlines - American Airlines (AAL), Delta (DAL), Southwest (LUV) and United Continental (UAL) - have with Spirit (SAVE) by not accurately adjusting to include only routes operated within the same time period as competitors. Adjusting to within a 2 hour time channel, he estimates only 5% of United's and Delta's total ASMs are directly exposed to Spirit, while 8% of American's ASMs and 11% of Southwest's are exposed, he tells investors. If United is hoping to influence Spirit's growth, it may choose to continue to compete aggressively, but if its goal is to improve margins, he would expect pricing to stabilize, DeNardi tells investors.
09/25/17
MACQ
09/25/17
INITIATION
Target $33
MACQ
Neutral
Spirit Airlines initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Susan Donofrio initiated Spirit Airlines with a Neutral and $33 price target citing valuation and lackluster earnings from heavy competitive fare discounting.
09/15/17
09/15/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Equifax (EFX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus with analyst Jasper Hellweg citing news of a major hack on the company's data that could have lasting effects. 2. FedEx (FDX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with analyst Thomas Wadewitz citing TNT issues following the cyber-attack in June that knocked out multiple systems. 3. Carnival (CCL) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Tim Ramskil saying he is worried that his estimate of absolute industry capacity growth in 2018-2021 is double that of the last five years. 4. American Airlines (AAL), United Continental (UAL), and Spirit Airlines (SAVE) were downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan. 5. Acuity Brands (AYI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst Richard Kwas saying his firm's electrical channel checks indicate the 8% consensus organic revenue growth estimate for FY18 does not have upside. The analyst thinks shares are likely range-bound in the $160-$200 range "for the time being." He believes a "material step up" in tiered solutions growth is needed for gross margin to outperform expectations. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/15/17
JPMS
09/15/17
UPGRADE
Target $66
JPMS
Overweight
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.
DAL Delta Air Lines
$51.68

0.12 (0.23%)

09/27/17
JPMS
09/27/17
NO CHANGE
Target $63
JPMS
Overweight
Delta price target lowered to $63 on revised profit sharing plan at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker noted that Delta will harmonize its two existing profit sharing agreements to follow the higher, more expensive plan as of October 1, which prompted him to raise his estimated 2018 profit share expense by $416M to $1.3B and his 2019 expense estimate by $377M to about $1.5B. He lowered his price target on Delta to $63 from $67 to account for the higher expense estimates, but said the news does not change his thesis and he keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.
10/03/17
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10/03/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Delta Air Lines estimates lowered on Hurricane Irma impact, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker lowered his Q3 EPS estimate for Delta Air Lines (DAL) to $1.52 from $1.60 after the company lowered its Q3 operating margin guidance, given the impact of Hurricane Irma. Despite the downward revision, Baker maintained an Overweight rating and $63 price target on Delta shares. Baker also noted that American Airlines (AAL) was likely to guide down as well, as American has a higher percentage of capacity traveling through Florida than Delta, 15.7% to 12.7%, respectively.
09/25/17
MACQ
09/25/17
INITIATION
Target $61
MACQ
Outperform
Delta Air Lines initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Susan Donofrio initiated Delta Air Lines with an Outperform and $61 price target based on expectations it will maintain its leadership position in setting new standards for initiatives, such as its Branded Fair product, and shareholder returns. Donofrio notes Delta has shown disciplined capacity growth and cost constraints.
AAL American Airlines
$50.56

-0.17 (-0.34%)

09/25/17
MACQ
09/25/17
INITIATION
Target $47
MACQ
Neutral
American Airlines initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Susan Donofrio initiated American Airlines with Neutral and $47 price target telling investors the company's financial performance could be pressured given its exposure to current price "skirmishes" between Spirit and United.
09/22/17
09/22/17
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. American Airlines (AAL) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Brandon Oglenski saying the company appears to have all the attributes of a "value compounding opportunity" for equity investors. 2. Mindbody (MB) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc with analyst Brent Bracelin saying elevated churn risk from the company's model transition to higher-value subscribers is now discounted into the valuation. 3. Enviva (EVA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Ryan Levine saying he likes the risk/reward at current levels and believes Enviva is well positioned in the next 12-18 months. 4. PSEG (PEG) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Gregg Orrill saying the company could be the industry's largest beneficiary of potential near-term policy initiatives. 5. AstraZeneca (AZN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein with analyst Tim Anderson saying that the outlook of its current products has improved, leaving it well-positioned to grow even if its pipeline does not yield any new drugs through 2025. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
LUV Southwest
$58.29

-0.09 (-0.15%)

09/25/17
MACQ
09/25/17
INITIATION
Target $62
MACQ
Outperform
Southwest initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Susan Donofrio Southwest with an Outperform and a $62 price target saying its well positioned to succeed given its focus on fare segmentation and a new reservation system amid an industry backdrop of widespread fare discounting.
09/25/17
MACQ
09/25/17
INITIATION
Target $62
MACQ
Outperform
Southwest initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Susan Donofrio initiated Southwest with an Outperform and $62 price target saying its well positioned to succeed given its focus on fare segmentation and a new reservation system amid an industry backdrop of widespread fare discounting.
09/21/17
UBSW
09/21/17
NO CHANGE
UBSW
Recent correction in airline stocks overdone, says UBS
UBS analyst Darryl Genovesi noted that United Continental (UAL) and Alaska Air (ALK) are down about 20% while Delta (DAL) and American (AAL) have fallen about 10% so far in Q3 as the fare-matching narrative has re-surfaced and estimates for fuel costs have risen. However, he views the recent correction as overdone and thinks the airline group as a whole, which was cheap before, is cheaper now without the forward earnings growth outlook being any worse. Genovesi, who doesn't see evidence of a demand drop off in the travel agency data he tracks, thinks Q3 RASM weakness is predominantly "self-inflicted" by oversupply. Other publicly traded companies in the space include JetBlue (JBLU) and Southwest (LUV).

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HP Enterprise

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HP Enterprise

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HPE

HP Enterprise

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HPE

HP Enterprise

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CME

CME Group

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UAL

United Continental

$67.99

0.48 (0.71%)

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CSX

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Verizon

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SeaWorld

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JPMorgan

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Verizon

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Steel Dynamics

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Celanese

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Ocean Power

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GILD

Gilead

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POT

Potash

$19.24

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