DAL : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The Best Airline Stocks for the Summer

    May 28, 2016
    Weak revenues and guidance aside, the airlines sector presents some excellent value going into one of the best travel seasons ...
  2. OneGo vs. JetSmarter: Comparing Disruptors in the Airline Market ...

    May 25, 2016
    Follow the development of new businesses based on flat-rate flying apps, and identify any interesting prospects which could ...
  3. What's Behind Southwest's Hefty Dividend Raise?

    May 20, 2016
    Buoyed by very favorable trends in its industry -- mainly, cheaper fuel prices -- that have improved its fundamentals, Southwest ...
  4. Delta Air Lines Plans a 50% Dividend Hike in Q3

    May 17, 2016
    Delta Air Lines stockholders will soon get more change in their pockets if the carrier's latest capital allocation plans ...
  5. Airlines Begin to Feel the Effects of Terrorism (RYAAY, DAL)

    May 13, 2016
    Most major airlines are starting to see the financial effect from recent terrorist activity in Europe.
  6. Delta Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend Monday (DAL)

    May 9, 2016
    Delta will send its dividend payment on June 1 to shareholders of record as of May 11.
  7. Airlines' Record 2015: Here's Who Profited Most

    May 4, 2016
    Travelers still don't like airlines, but that didn't stop the industry from reaping record profits in 2015. American Airlines ...
  8. Top 3 Companies Working with Delta (DAL)

    April 23, 2016
    Learn more about major American airline Delta Air Lines and discover some of the major companies that have formed a partnership ...
  9. 3 Thoughts from Deutsche Bank on U.S. Airline Stocks (DB, DAL)

    April 23, 2016
    Explore the near- and long-term outlooks for the airline industry, and discover why Deutsche Bank analyst Michael Linenburg ...
  10. What to Expect From Delta Earnings (DAL)

    April 13, 2016
    Despite DAL shares climbing 8% in the past twelve months, this has nonetheless frustrated many investors, who believe Delta ...
  11. Delta's Unique Employee Structure and Its Logic Behind It (DAL)

    April 11, 2016
    Find out if new profit sharing will affect the unionization efforts of Delta employees or if bigger raises keep employees ...
  12. Alaska Air Lands Virgin America for $2.6 Billion

    April 4, 2016
    Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) recently agreed to buy Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA) for $2.6 billion, beating a rival bid from JetBlue ...
  13. Delta Air Lines Could Break Out Soon

    March 28, 2016
    Delta Air Lines Inc. should move substantially higher if Amex Airline Index clears long-term resistance at 90.
  14. Virgin America Considers Sale of Company

    March 24, 2016
    Is the U.S. airline industry ready for more consolidation? A report published Thursday by Bloomberg revealed that Virgin ...
  15. Why Delta is Done Hedging Fuel Costs (AAL, DAL)

    March 21, 2016
    Delta lost $336 million on its hedges in the last three months of the year, and while it is not taking out any new contracts ...
  16. Airlines May Enter a New Bear Market in 2016

    February 29, 2016
    Despite savings from record low oil prices, airlines lost substantial ground in 2015. Is the airline industry entering a ...
  17. A Breakdown on the Low-cost Airline Industry

    February 29, 2016
    LCCs have become powerful players in the airline sector globally as cost-conscious consumers embrace their no-frills approach. ...
  18. Analyzing Delta's Return on Equity (DAL)

    February 27, 2016
    Learn about Delta Air Lines' return on equity (ROE). Find out how net margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact ...
  19. Delta Vs. American Airlines: Why Delta is Flying Higher (DAL, ...

    February 27, 2016
    Find out why Delta shares have outperformed American Airlines. How has load factor impacted revenue per available seat mile ...
  20. Delta's 3 Key Financial Ratios (DAL)

    February 25, 2016
    Learn why a smaller sales growth rate is actually good for an airline company such as Delta to achieve a better operating ...
  21. The Winning Game of Losing in Politics

    February 23, 2016
    The very rich have a much higher tendency to save their wealth than the average earner, so election season can act as a sort ...
  22. Who Does Cheap Oil Benefit? See This Stock (DG)

    February 12, 2016
    Cheap oil won't benefit most companies, but this retailer might buck that trend.
  23. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Delta Airlines (DAL)

    January 28, 2016
    Learn about Porter's Five Forces, a framework used to analyze external threats to companies, and discover which forces pose ...
  24. 4 High-Growth Stocks to Buy in 2016 (SGEN,GPRO)

    January 26, 2016
    As many investors begin reviewing and rebalancing their portfolios in the new year, learn about these stocks that could deliver ...
  25. Is Delta Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (DAL)

    January 14, 2016
    Learn about Delta Airlines and the factors that affect the company's performance. Discover if Delta stock makes an appropriate ...
  26. American Airlines P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (AAL, DAL)

    January 5, 2016
    A quick analysis of American Airlines Group Inc., using the ubiquitous price-to-earnings ratio.
  27. Delta Bets On Its Punctuality. Will it Work? (DAL)

    December 21, 2015
    Examine Delta's new marketing effort based on its on-time performance in terms of how much it is likely to benefit the airline.
  28. How Southwest Airlines Stacks Up Vs. Its Peers (LUV, DAL)

    December 15, 2015
    Here's a look at Southwest Airlines' P/E ratio and other metrics to see if the stock is a good pick in the airline industry.
  29. American Airlines: How Does a Giant Get Bigger?

    December 8, 2015
    American Airlines has merged and organically grown its way to success. Will that success continue, or is it time to sell?
  30. 8 Blue Chip Stocks with Low P/E Ratios

    December 1, 2015
    Discover why the price/earnings (P/E) ratio is important in determining the relative value of a stock and find out which ...
  31. Will the Global Terror Threat Sink Airline Stocks?

    November 24, 2015
    A climate of security threats has led the State Department to issue a global travel warning, and airlines are feeling the ...
  32. Avoid the Worst Air/Rail Travel Fee Rip-Offs (AAL, ALGT)

    November 19, 2015
    Airline fees can vary tremendously. We've compared them side-by-side – along with Amtrak's new charges – to determine who ...
  33. Best Ways for Retirees to Use Up Airline Miles

    October 28, 2015
    It’s easier than ever to earn frequent flyer miles, but redeeming them can be tricky. Some tips on how to do it.
  34. The Incredible Shrinking U.S. Airline Industry

    October 26, 2015
    The U.S. hasn’t had a new scheduled passenger airline since 2007. Some blame a lack of financing while others say government ...
  35. Best & Worst Domestic Airline Lounge Memberships (AAL, ALK)

    October 23, 2015
    We compare and contrast the Big Six airline lounges, so you can decide which one is worth joining.
  36. More Airline Glitches: Which Flyers Get Cash?

    October 15, 2015
    The E.U.'s top court ruled airlines must pay flyers hurt by technical glitches - like those closing U.S. airports in Oct. ...
  37. Stocks at Important Technical Levels

    October 12, 2015
    These stocks are breaking or holding at key support and resistance levels. How they react here impacts the direction of the ...
  38. Analysts Say It's Time to Buy Delta Air Lines (DAL, COWN)

    October 6, 2015
    Shares of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) were up nearly 5% on Monday as investors responded to a pair of recent analyst actions. ...
  39. Who Are Delta Airlines’ Main Competitors? (DAL)

    September 30, 2015
    Compare the top competitors of Delta Air Lines, Inc. Take a deeper look into the key drivers of competition in the airline ...
  40. Delta Gives Thousands of Employees a 14.5% Raise (DAL, AAL)

    September 21, 2015
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) surprised tens of thousands of employees last week with a 14.5% pay raise. The carrier also ...
  41. Barclays Remains Bullish On Airlines, Despite 2016 Expected To ...

    September 17, 2015
    Fuel prices have dropped around 10 percent since airliners last reported their earnings in July. David Fintzen of Barclays ...
  42. How To Set Fibonacci Retracement Levels (AAPL, DAL)

    September 16, 2015
    Build Fibonacci retracement and extension grids to identify hidden support and resistance levels that may come into play ...
  43. Is Delta Shaming Passengers Into Paying More? (DAL, UAL)

    August 24, 2015
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) wants you to feel bad about not paying more to fly. That's the argument of FlyersRights.org, ...
  44. Watch Airline Stocks For Takeoff Potential (AAL, DAL)

    August 21, 2015
    Airline stocks have taken a hit but they show potential for takeoff as a result of low fuel prices, reduced competition and ...
  45. Delta Tops the Industry Again in On-Time Arrivals (DAL, UAL)

    August 7, 2015
    Not only is Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) well ahead of its industry rivals in on-time performance, it improved its record ...
  46. Delta Jumps on Cecil the Lion Bandwagon (DAL, UAL)

    August 6, 2015
    We will give Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) this much credit: Management at this air carrier is able to see the writing on ...
  47. Southwest Airlines: Delta's Worst Enemy? (LUV, DAL)

    August 5, 2015
    Learn about the rivalry between Southwest Airlines and Delta. For decades, Delta was the major operator in the South, but ...
  48. U.S. Airlines Are Climbing the Global Charts (DAL, UAL)

    August 3, 2015
    U.K. researcher Skytrax was out with its annual ranking of the world's top airlines last week. Several U.S. carriers improved ...
  49. United Continental Stock Buyback Angers Pilots (UAL, ALK)

    August 3, 2015
    There is no major domestic airline worse than United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) when it comes to on-time arrival performance ...
  50. What to Know About Transferable Points Programs

    July 30, 2015
    Transferable points programs give credit card users a more extensive way to use credit card points for travel.
  51. Credit Card Review: Gold Delta SkyMiles Amex (AXP, DAL)

    July 29, 2015
    Learn about the three American Express cards that partner with Delta Airlines. Understand the benefits of the Gold Delta ...
  52. Credit Card Review: Platinum American Express (AXP, UAL)

    July 28, 2015
    Take a closer look at the gold standard of luxury travel rewards credit cards, the American Express Platinum, and find out ...
  53. Which US Airlines Are Poised For Long-Term Gains? (AAL, DAL)

    July 21, 2015
    The US airline industry has undergone a dramatic transformation since the last bear market, with one or two carriers likely ...
  54. DOJ Investigating Collusion Among U.S. Airlines (AAL, DAL)

    July 6, 2015
    According to a recent report from The Associated Press, the Department of Justice is investigating whether major U.S. airlines ...
  55. United Continental Zigs While Delta Air Lines Zags (DAL, UAL)

    June 29, 2015
    In recent years, long-suffering airlines have adopted a number of common practices to boost profitability. Across the industry, ...
  56. American Airlines Wins a Futile Victory Over Delta (AAL, DAL)

    June 24, 2015
    After more than half a year of sparring with rivals and U.S. regulators over its service at Haneda Airport -- the closest ...
  57. Major Airline Outlook - AAL, DAL, UAL, SAVE

    June 19, 2015
    Airline stocks have been under pressure since early in the year. Here's the trades to watch for.
  58. United Airlines Drops JFK: Why It's a Great Move (UAL, DAL)

    June 18, 2015
    United Continental (NYSE: UAL) has long been one of the biggest players in the U.S. transcontinental premium market for ...
  59. Delta's Pilot Deal Is Good for Both Sides (DAL)

    June 15, 2015
    Earlier this month, Reuters reported that Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) had reached a tentative agreement with the Air Line ...
  60. Why Is American Stockpiling $10 Billion in Cash? (AAL, DAL)

    June 12, 2015
    Whether in the spirit of sharing profits fattened by lower oil prices, or simply as a means to keep shareholders on board, ...
  61. How Southwest Airlines Has Won Over Travelers

    June 10, 2015
    Understand what Southwest Airlines' competitive advantages are and how they manage to edge out other airlines.
  62. Don't Panic About Delta's Weak Unit Revenue (DAL)

    June 4, 2015
    On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) reported weak unit revenue results for the month of May and reduced its unit revenue ...
  63. Best Airline Returns: Delta, Southwest, or Alaska? (ALK, DAL)

    May 29, 2015
    If it's spring, then it's time for airlines to roll out their new dividend and buyback plans. Indeed, it's been a busy month ...
  64. Would Airlines Be Better Off With $100 Oil? (DAL, LUV)

    May 22, 2015
    The cost of jet fuel -- the biggest expense for most airlines -- has declined by about $1 per gallon since this time last ...
  65. Delta Air Lines Announces Another Big Buyback (DAL)

    May 15, 2015
    Two years ago, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) marked the beginning of a new era in the airline industry when it began paying ...
  66. Why I Finally Bought United Continental Stock (UAL, DAL)

    May 13, 2015
    United Continental has been the "sick man" of the U.S. airline industry for much of the past few years due to merger integration ...
  67. Better Buy: Delta Air Lines or Southwest Airlines? (DAL, LUV)

    May 8, 2015
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) are two titans of the airline industry and arguably the strongest ...
  68. Does United Continental Finally Get It? (UAL, DAL)

    April 29, 2015
    While the United Airlines-Continental Airlines merger got off to a strong start in 2011, United Continental (NYSE: UAL) ...
  69. Delta's Boeing 747s Are Flying Off Into the Sunset (BA, DAL)

    April 24, 2015
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is one of only two U.S. airlines -- along with United Continental (NYSE: UAL) -- still flying ...
  70. Is American Airlines Group's Debt Load Too High? (AAL, DAL)

    April 14, 2015
    American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) has achieved two highly prized goals over the past two months. In March, the company ...
  71. United Continental's Turnaround: Real or a Mirage? (UAL, DAL)

    April 13, 2015
    United Continental (NYSE: UAL), one of the four big carriers that dominate the U.S. airline industry, has long been the ...
  72. Southwest Airlines Has a Lot to Prove This Quarter (DAL, LUV)

    April 10, 2015
    Throughout its history, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has distinguished itself by largely avoiding the major financial ...
  73. Channel Dow Jones To Tackle Transport Stocks

    April 7, 2015
    Trade the Dow Jones Transportation Average directly through a traditional fund or break components into baskets of sub-sectors.
  74. Delta Air Line's Potential Pitfalls (DAL)

    April 7, 2015
    During Delta Airline's (NYSE: DAL) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings call in late January, CEO Richard Anderson rattled off the ...
  75. Delta Air Lines: Buy the Dips? (DAL)

    April 3, 2015
    After soaring more than fivefold since late 2012, shares of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) have gotten off to a bad start in ...
  76. Don't Fear Delta Air Lines' Hedging Losses (DAL)

    March 26, 2015
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has actively hedged its fuel costs in recent years in order to guard against the risk of oil ...
  77. Best Places To Go On A Strong Dollar In 2015

    March 19, 2015
    The U.S. dollar is stronger than ever, which means that traveling abroad to certain countries will be easier on the wallet. ...
  78. Will American Airlines Fall Back To Earth In 2015?

    March 11, 2015
    The airline industry enjoys blockbuster profits, and American Airlines Group has been a key beneficiary of the favorable ...
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    February 3, 2015
    Many traders lack effective strategies to manage gaps, whether they pop up on open positions or mark the first play of the ...
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    January 19, 2015
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  81. Oil Picks For Bulls And Bears

    January 15, 2015
    Everyone thought the biggest economic news of 2014 was going to fall somewhere between the end of quantitative easing, some ...
  82. The Economic Impact of Better US-Cuba Relations (DAL, AAL)

    January 15, 2015
    We examine what the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba will mean for the two countries' economies.
  83. 5 IPOs That Broke The Markets In 2014

    November 26, 2014
    In 2014, stock markets traded at record levels and the US IPO market enjoyed activity not seen since the 2000 tech bubble. ...
  84. Ebola Panic Is Setting This Airline Stock Up For A Potential ...

    October 20, 2014
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    October 20, 2014
  86. Delta Air Lines Earnings Preview: Can It Overcome Headwinds?

    October 15, 2014
  87. These 4 Airlines Are Near Key Technical Levels

    September 15, 2014
    Price levels to watch for Delta, American, United and Spirit Airlines.
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    September 15, 2014
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  89. Are These The Next Decade’s Dividend Kings?

    August 5, 2014
    For a number of companies, especially those that are counted among the S&P Dividend Aristocrats, boosting the dividend ...
  90. Are These The Next Decade's Dividend Kings?

    August 5, 2014
    For a number of companies, especially those that are counted among the S&P Dividend Aristocrats, boosting the dividend ...
  91. These SRI Funds Focus On Empowering Women

    August 1, 2014
    If you're looking to invest in companies that promote the empowerment of women, here are several fund firms to consider. ...
  92. The Best Growth Stock In This Surprising Sector Isn't The One ...

    July 15, 2014
    The airline industry has taken it on the chin over the past few weeks. The NYSE Arca Airline Index was down 6% in just over ...
  93. Why Airlines Aren't Profitable

    March 17, 2014
    Bankruptcies have become a way of life for the older carriers in the U.S. aviation industry, every major one having to reorganize ...
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    January 14, 2014
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