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LUV

Southwest

$57.46

-0.7 (-1.20%)

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Southwest put volume heavy and directionally bearish

Bearish flow noted in Southwest with 2,460 puts trading, or 1.5x expected. Most active are 10/26 weekly 50.5 puts and Jan-19 57.5 puts, with total volume in those strikes near 1,900 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 2.51, while ATM IV is up over 1 point on the day. Earnings are expected on October 25th.

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    Oct

LUV Southwest
$57.46

-0.7 (-1.20%)

09/27/18
IMPC
09/27/18
NO CHANGE
Target $66
IMPC
In-Line
Southwest price target raised to $66 from $60 at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst Michael Derchin raised his price target for Southwest Airlines to $66 and maintains an In-Line rating on the shares. Southwest is likely to benefit from lower industry capacity and potentially higher domestic fares to offset higher fuel prices, Derchin tells investors in a research note. He believes, however, that the stock is fairly valued.
09/07/18
09/07/18
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. Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI with analyst Stephen Richardson saying tailwinds including improvement of in-basin demand/supply fundamentals as well as shifts in timing of incremental takeaway capacity positions Cabot as a re-emerging high growth E&P. 2. AK Steel (AKS) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Timna Tanners saying he is now modeling 2019 spot benchmark hot rolled coil at 750/short ton versus $700 previously and expects 85% of AK Steel's sheet business that is on fixed-price contracts will have a substantial increase in 2019. 3. Five Below (FIVE) upgraded to Buy at Gordon Haskett. 4. Southwest (LUV) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst John Staszak citing the recent improvements in domestic airline fares along with the positive outlook for stronger revenue per seat mile, or RASM, in the coming quarters. 5. Acuity Brands (AYI) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird with with analyst Timothy Wojs saying his lighting survey shows accelerating industry volumes and a stabilizing pricing environment. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/07/18
BUCK
09/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $71
BUCK
Buy
Supply/demand in airline sector 'steady,' fundamentals 'sound,' says Buckingham
Following a recent look at booking and capacity in the airline sector, Buckingham analyst Daniel McKenzie maintained his ratings on U.S. airline stocks, while lifting valuation outlooks for Delta (DAL), Hawaiian (HA), Southwest (LUV) and United (UAL). In a research note to investors, McKenzie says that the supply/demand dynamic remains steady and fundamentals remain sound, though likely trade on macro from here until the airlines update again. The analyst also says that strong underlying demand, moderating capacity into 2019 and continued execution on revenue initiatives should help drive better sentiment and multiple expansion in the stocks through the end of the year. The analyst raised his price target for Delta to $71 from $64, for United to $108 from $106, for Hawaiian to $39 from $35 and for Southwest to $73 from $69.
09/07/18
ARGS
09/07/18
UPGRADE
Target $73
ARGS
Buy
Southwest upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
Argus analyst John Staszak upgraded Southwest Airlines to Buy from Hold with a $73 price target, citing the recent improvements in domestic airline fares along with the positive outlook for stronger revenue per seat mile, or RASM, in the coming quarters. The analyst also notes Southwest's operational upgrades, with expected revenue contribution from the "sale of boarding slots, improvements in the frequent-flier program, a new reservation system, and a new credit card agreement with Chase." Staszak raises his FY19 EPS view to $5.15 from $5.10 and also expects the airline's Q3 RASM to come in at the top of the management's prior guidance of -1% to +1%.

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