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Southwest

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Southwest continues to see Q4 RASM flat to up 2% vs. last year

Based on current cost trends, the company continues to expect fourth quarter 2019 CASM, excluding fuel and oil expense and profitsharing expense, to increase in the range of 4%-6% compared with fourth quarter 2018. The majority of the company's year-over-year unit cost increase in fourth quarter 2019 is driven by lower fourth quarter 2019 capacity as a result of the MAX groundings. The Company continues to expect annual 2019 CASM, excluding fuel and oil expense and profitsharing expense, to increase approximately 8 percent, year-over-year. Based on the company's fuel derivative contracts and market prices as of December 13, 2019, the company continues to expect its fourth quarter 2019 fuel costs to be in the range of $2.05 to $2.15 per gallon, including $.04 per gallon in premium expense, with no cash settlements from fuel derivative contracts. The company continues to expect its fourth quarter 2019 ASMs, or capacity, per gallon, or fuel efficiency, to decrease in the range of 1%-2%, year-over-year, primarily due to the removal of the company's most fuel-efficient aircraft from its schedule as a result of the MAX groundings.

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SBSH
Citi initiates the U.S. airlines sector, says Delta is top pick
Citi analyst Stephen Trent initiated the U.S. airlines sector in a note titled "Initiating coverage: Pick Your Routes Carefully." The analyst initiated Delta (DAL), United Airlines (UAL), and Spirit Airlines (SAVE) with Buy ratings, Southwest (LUV) with a Neutral rating, and American Airlines (AAL) with a Sell rating. Trent said that Delta was his top pick, citing attractive revenue diversity, relatively smooth earnings streams, and solid alliance networks. Trent is Neutral on Southwest as he believes the company's valuation relative to growth, along with 737 MAX risks, put the shares near fair value. The analyst has a Sell on American Airlines due to the company's high leverage, 2020 MAX redeployment, pilot contract negotiations, and valuations concerns.
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11/12/19
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Target $60
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Neutral
Southwest initiated with a Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Myles Walton initiated coverage of Southwest with a Neutral rating and $60 price target.
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UBS rolls out 'cautious' view of U.S. airlines, names JetBlue, United top picks
UBS analyst Myles Walton initiated coverage of the U.S. airlines space with six company initiations including two Buys, three Neutral ratings and one Sell. His view on the group into 2020 is "cautious" given a combination of potential economic softening and a "sharp" increase in capacity, which could have a negative impact on pricing. He started JetBlue (JBLU) with a Buy rating and $25 price target, citing its capacity growth, revenue initiatives and cost reduction program, which he believes could add up to the airline delivering 30%+ EPS growth in 2020. He also started United Airlines (UAL) with a Buy rating and $110 price target, stating that his bullish view is supported by the company's "superior" cost performance. Walton started American Airlines (AAL) with a Sell rating and a $27 price target, stating that "2020 could provide a sharper test [for American] than others in the industry" given the company's elevated leverage and "fragility already seen in the network in 2019." Walton started Delta Air Lines (DAL) with a Neutral rating and $62 price target, Southwest (LUV) with a Neutral rating and $60 price target and Alaska Air (ALK) with a Neutral rating and $75 price target.
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