The Airlines Industry Saw Handsome Gains in July

U.S. stock markets performed well in July despite trade war fears, reports Zacks, with the Nasdaq Composite Index experiencing its fourth consecutive month of gains and the Dow Jones seeing its largest monthly gain since January.  The summer travel season brought in strong earnings for the airlines industry as well. As a result, the U.S. … Continued

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Is United Out of the Doghouse?

United Airlines (UAL) began 2018 with a series of public relations snafus, putting the major airline name “in the doghouse from the market’s perspective” according to senior analyst Jamie Baker of J.P. Morgan Chase. Investors also feared the potential for a fare war triggered by the carrier’s growth plan, adding to uncertainty. Those troubles could … Continued

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Will United’s Two-Lane Process Streamline Boarding?

In an attempt to alleviate congestion at the gate, United Airlines (UAL) has rolled out a nation-wide upgrade to its boarding process this month. This system has been in effect at the Los Angeles International Airport since February. The previous five-lane setup has been replaced with is simplified color-coded, two-lane gate layout. Some customers find … Continued

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Improving Fundamentals Could Have Airlines Flying Higher

Although airlines underperformed in the beginning of 2018, improving fundamental factors, like lowering oil prices and the improving U.S. economy, may encourage both business and leisure travel. The airline sector shows relatively cheap valuations and improved dividend-yield growth according to ETF Trends. The U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) is the only ETF dedicated exclusively to … Continued

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Airline ETFs Try to Pick Up Speed for Summer

Although transportation stocks faced challenges at the start of 2018, some funds are starting to regain momentum, according to Benzinga. Analyst Stewart Glickman reports that “CFRA [Research] attributes weakness in the airline stocks to higher jet fuel costs.” Despite this, he is clear that “we see many positives related to demand, pricing, cash flow and … Continued

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