DAL : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Delta Profit Climbs as Capacity Nears Ceiling

    October 13, 2016
    Days after announcing plans to offer an enhanced First Class cabin on routes between Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, ...
  2. Southwest Pilot AIP Unaffacted by Delta (LUV)

    October 13, 2016
    Southwest's pilots' union has not been able to improve its agreement in principle. Ratification voting continues.
  3. Mixed Results for Delta's September Earnings (DAL)

    October 13, 2016
    The airlines released its September quarter results this morning.
  4. Delta Ups Its First Class Game for D.C.-L.A. Route

    October 11, 2016
    For airlines, the Holy Grail is to attract an outsized share of business and premium travelers willing to pay for upgraded ...
  5. Tentative Deal Between Delta and Pilots (DAL)

    October 3, 2016
    The agreement still needs to be ratified but would see a 30% wage increase over four years.
  6. Delta to Revamp Business Class; Expand Codeshare With Korean ...

    September 9, 2016
    Delta is improving its customer offerings to increase revenue.
  7. Airline Stocks Rally (DAL, AAL)

    September 7, 2016
    Airline stocks are up today thanks to reports that the industry is doing "OK."
  8. JetBlue, Delta and the Battle for Boston (JBLU, DAL)

    September 7, 2016
    JetBlue retaliated today against Delta's increasing expansion into Boston Logan Airport.
  9. A Few Crumbs for Coach

    September 6, 2016
    Free snacks and more are now being offered by major carriers on economy class flights. Record profits make it possible. Competition ...
  10. DAL: How Delta's Stock Price Fell 26% in 6 Months

    September 6, 2016
    Delta's stock price has been punished over the last six months due to higher oil prices, the Brexit vote and its own outages ...
  11. Technology Woes Mean Bad News for Airlines (DAL, LUV)

    September 6, 2016
    Airlines are highly dependent on technology, but they aren't making the investments needed to avoid expensive outages.
  12. Why Delta Lost Altitude in August

    September 6, 2016
    August was not a particularly sunny month for Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL). The incumbent carrier reported operational and ...
  13. Behind Delta's 46.4% Rise in 10 Years (DAL)

    August 31, 2016
    Delta Air Lines stock has been highly correlated to its close peers, as crude oil price remains an important driver of financial ...
  14. After a Slump, Airline Industry Gets a Turnaround

    August 26, 2016
    After years of turmoil, the U.S. airline sector finally is getting off the ground. Pilots and workers are getting raises ...
  15. Top Travel Industry Stocks in 2016 (DAL, WYN)

    August 22, 2016
    Discover the two generations driving the travel industry. Review four travel-related stocks that are well positioned to meet ...
  16. Delta East Launches Private Rooms in Business (DAL)

    August 17, 2016
    Delta has launched a new all-suite business class that gives fliers on long flights a private room and bed.
  17. Omega Drops Stake in Apple, Makes Bet on Citigroup (AAPL, GILD)

    August 16, 2016
    Omega sells off shares in Apple, replacing them with an investment in Citigroup, Netflix and more.
  18. Tepper's Appaloosa Remains Cautious on S&P and Airlines, Focuses ...

    August 15, 2016
    Hedge fund manager David Tepper's investments in 2Q 2016 moved away from S&P 500 holdings and major airlines, favoring pharmaceuticals ...
  19. Who Is Driving Delta's Management Team?

    August 15, 2016
    Three key members of the management team make the most important business decisions and manage corporate governance at Delta ...
  20. What's Behind JetBlu's 63.5% Rise in 10 Years

    August 11, 2016
    While the share price of the regional airline operator generally followed the direction of the broader markets, it's outperformance ...
  21. Delta Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday, Aug 10 (DAL)

    August 9, 2016
    Delta revenue is impacted by a combination of currency headwinds and a 5% decline in passenger unit revenue on a 3.2% increase ...
  22. Delta Foregoes Refinery Profits to Gain on Fuel Cost (DAL)

    August 5, 2016
    Here’s how Delta is strategically using its high output oil refinery to incur a small loss but save big on lower jet fuel ...
  23. How Travel Stocks Have Performed Since Brexit

    July 25, 2016
    Have travel stocks rallied or faltered since Brexit?
  24. United Beats on Q2 EPS, Launches Fresh Buybacks

    July 20, 2016
    Shares of United Continental (NYSE: UAL) are up slightly following the company's release of its second quarter results. ...
  25. Brexit Fallout: Delta Cuts Capacity on U.K. Routes

    July 14, 2016
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) reported better-than-expected second-quarter results on Thursday morning, sending the stock ...
  26. Delta Taking Off After Earnings (DAL)

    July 14, 2016
    Delta has lifted off long-term range support, but gains may be limited due to overhead supply from recently broken support ...
  27. 10 Stocks With Low P/E Ratios (DAL,NE,GM,VLO)

    July 14, 2016
    If you are looking for long-term value consider these stocks with low price-to-earnings ratios.
  28. Delta Stock Edges Higher After Q2 Earnings Beat (DAL)

    July 14, 2016
    The nation's No. 2 air carrier by traffic reported second-quarter earnings that exceeded Wall Street's estimates, despite ...
  29. Delta Stock Rises Ahead of Q2 Earnings

    July 12, 2016
    Wall Street expects the air travel company to deliver a year-over-year increase in profits and a decline in revenue.
  30. Delta Loses a Half-Billion Dollars on Oil Hedging (DAL)

    July 6, 2016
    Delta Air Lines reportedly lost $450 million in the latest quarter on hedges that speculated the price of oil would rebound ...
  31. Why Delta's 2Q Outlook Cut Is a One-Quarter Hiccup

    July 6, 2016
    On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) announced significant reductions to second-quarter financial estimates. The carrier ...
  32. Is Airport Lounge Access Worth the Additional Charge? (AC.TO, ...

    June 26, 2016
    Learn about the benefits of airport business lounges and their services, including elite services, and decide whether they ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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. ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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.
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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?
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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.
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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.
  68. 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. ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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. ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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, ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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.
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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, ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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.
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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, ...
  93. 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.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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) ...
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