LUV : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Southwest Airlines Still Trying to Fill Capacity

    September 23, 2015
    If Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) tops third quarter earnings forecasts next month, significant improvements in the price ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Invest in These 5 Industries When Oil Is Cheap

    August 18, 2015
    Airline and transportation companies benefit directly from cheap oil. But industries that benefit indirectly from cheap oil ...
  4. Delta Tops the Industry Again in On-Time Arrivals

    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 ...
  5. Southwest Airlines to Keep a Lid on Bag Fees

    August 6, 2015
    Fly Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), and your bags will continue to fly along with you for free. That is the message CEO ...
  6. Southwest Airlines: Delta's Worst Enemy?

    August 5, 2015
    Learn about the rivalry between Southwest Airlines and Delta. For decades, Delta was the major operator in the South, but ...
  7. Top 10 Airlines to Work For in 2015

    August 4, 2015
    Find out why Southwest Airlines and JetBlue lead the list of the top airlines to work for in 2015.
  8. U.S. Airlines Are Climbing the Global Charts

    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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. JetBlue Reports Surprisingly Strong June Traffic

    July 29, 2015
    With the summer travel season in full swing, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) outperformed key rivals Southwest Airlines and ...
  11. Credit Card Review: Platinum American Express

    July 28, 2015
    Take a closer look at the gold standard of luxury travel rewards credit cards, the American Express Platinum, and find out ...
  12. Southwest & Cheap Oil: The Perfect Combination?

    July 27, 2015
    Discover how falling oil prices (and well-timed futures contracts) benefit Southwest Airlines.
  13. 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Southwest Airlines

    July 23, 2015
    Learn some little-known facts about Southwest Airlines' surging business.
  14. Southwest's Strategy Is the Future of The US Airline Industry

    July 22, 2015
    Learn why Southwest's current profitable business model should become the future of the airline industry.
  15. Which US Airlines Are Poised For Long-Term Gains?

    July 21, 2015
    The US airline industry has undergone a dramatic transformation since the last bear market, with one or two carriers likely ...
  16. How Amtrak Works & Makes Money

    July 21, 2015
    Amtrak transports 31.6 million passengers each year, but it hasn't run a profit in 45 years. Here's how the company was founded ...
  17. The World's Top Emerging Airlines

    July 15, 2015
    Investopedia explores the top emerging airlines in the world and their prospects for growth.
  18. Southwest Airlines Load Factor Hits Record High

    July 9, 2015
    On July 8th, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) updated shareholders on flight activity in the month of June -- and the news ...
  19. DOJ Investigating Collusion Among U.S. Airlines

    July 6, 2015
    According to a recent report from The Associated Press, the Department of Justice is investigating whether major U.S. airlines ...
  20. Top 4 Best Value Airlines

    July 6, 2015
    Plane tickets can be pricey, they don't have to be! With this handy guide you can save your hard-earned money for when you're ...
  21. Looking To Invest In Texas? Here Is How

    July 1, 2015
    Ranging from energy to household names, here are some of the top investment opportunities in Texas.
  22. Should Amtrak Be Privatized?

    June 23, 2015
    This story examines whether or not Amtrak, the US consumer rail system, should be privatized in the wake of its tragic accident.
  23. 3 Reasons Southwest Airlines Stock Could Rise

    June 17, 2015
    Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) was the best-performing stock in the S&P 500 last year. But it has fallen into a tailspin ...
  24. The Top 3 Reasons Southwest's Stock Is a 'Buy'

    June 15, 2015
    Discover the key differences between Southwest Airlines and other major U.S. airlines that have made Southwest a major business ...
  25. Why Is American Stockpiling $10 Billion in Cash?

    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, ...
  26. 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.
  27. Try Southwest Airlines Options To Avoid Risks

    June 9, 2015
    Learn how to take a position in Southwest Airlines' stock using option strategies that have limited or defined risk.
  28. Will Southwest Airlines Disrupt United in Houston?

    June 8, 2015
    American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) has had a rough time in the past few quarters, as Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has disrupted ...
  29. Best Airline Returns: Delta, Southwest, or Alaska?

    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 ...
  30. Would Airlines Be Better Off With $100 Oil?

    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 ...
  31. Will These High-Flying Stocks Stay Hot in 2015?

    May 22, 2015
    These 10 stocks were on fire in 2014. Will they stay hot?
  32. Better Buy: Delta Air Lines or Southwest Airlines?

    May 8, 2015
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) are two titans of the airline industry and arguably the strongest ...
  33. Southwest Airlines Picked the Right Time to Grow

    April 28, 2015
    Between 2011 and 2014, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) took a hiatus from growth. It increased its capacity less than 2% ...
  34. Southwest Airlines Is Becoming Disruptive Again

    April 16, 2015
    For much of its 40-plus-year history, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has been a disruptive force in the airline industry. ...
  35. Southwest Airlines Has a Lot to Prove This Quarter

    April 10, 2015
    Throughout its history, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has distinguished itself by largely avoiding the major financial ...
  36. 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.
  37. Top Investments for a Strong U.S. Dollar

    April 2, 2015
    Looking to benefit from a strong U.S. dollar? Consider these stocks.
  38. Read This Before You Sell Southwest Airlines Stock

    March 30, 2015
    Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to defy expectations. Driven by operational excellence and better-than-expected ...
  39. Why You Should Buy These Uptrending Stocks

    March 16, 2015
    These four uptrending stocks currently exhibiting a buy signal after a pullback. Is this the time to buy?
  40. 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 ...
  41. What’s The Best Airline Stock In the Industry?

    February 27, 2015
    With many airlines forced to seek bankruptcy protection, Southwest Airlines stands out as having consistently remained profitable ...
  42. More Gains Ahead From The High-Yielder Up 40%

    February 26, 2015
    Most people know the name Wayne Gretzky. For years he was nearly universally regarded as the best hockey player in the world. ...
  43. Why These Are 2015's Most-Promising Stocks

    February 23, 2015
    A short list of stocks with strong potential for 2015 and beyond.
  44. Crush The Market By Completely Ignoring It

    February 19, 2015
    These days, investors are bombarded with a lot of chatter from the market. The internet, TV and radio are flooded with so-called ...
  45. Where To Get The Cheapest Airline Tickets

    January 26, 2015
    We test out a range of ways to get cheap tickets for your next flight.
  46. How I Found The Best-Performing Stock In 2014

    January 23, 2015
    Two-in-five. That's the number of mutual fund managers that have actually beaten the market over the past five years, according ...
  47. We Beat The Market In 2014... Here's How We'll Do It Again

    January 19, 2015
    I'd like to start off today's issue by sharing an amusing anecdote from one of the books we've been passing around the StreetAuthority ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 72% Profits by Summer? This Trade Looks Like a Shoo-In

    January 14, 2015
    Crude oil's 58% drop from its June high is estimated to have shifted about $2.2 trillion from oil producers' pockets into ...
  50. Strange Bedfellows Or Archrivals? Southwest vs Jet Blue

    December 17, 2014
    Shareholders will continue to be drawn by Southwest’s and JetBlue’s proven business models.
  51. Top Credit Cards For Airline Miles

    December 3, 2014
    Which companies offer the best credit cards for airline miles travel? Two resources to examine closely.
  52. 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. ...
  53. Why Is Ryanair So Cheap?

    November 12, 2014
    Ryanair is Europe's (in)famous low-cost airline. So how do they make money when they sometimes charge as little as $15 for ...
  54. Ebola Panic Creates a 66% Profit Opportunity for Rational Traders

    October 8, 2014
  55. Ebola Panic Creates A 66% Profit Opportunity For Rational Investors

    October 8, 2014
  56. Powerful Momentum Play Could Net Traders 38% Before Year End

    August 27, 2014
    It's rare that I'll go long any stock right after it's made a series of new highs, but Southwest Airlines' ...
  57. How To Profit From The 'Frugal Nation' Phenomenon

    August 20, 2014
    Last month, I looked in disbelief at how quickly the media was to trumpet the "great" news of the job report for ...
  58. How I Found One Of The Best-Performing Stocks Of 2014

    July 15, 2014
    Two-in-five. That's the number of mutual fund managers that have actually beaten the market over the past five years, ...
  59. Barron's Recap: 2014 Midyear Roundtable

    June 14, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the 2014 Midyear Roundtable, why most investing professionals are below average, as ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. This Industry's Dividend Leader Is Set To Jump 25%

    January 30, 2014
    Although flying is one of the most attractive ways to travel, the airline industry has been one of the worst investments ...
  62. Is The Natural Gas Rally Over?

    January 29, 2014
    Financial market prices are moved by participants anticipating changes in supply or demand, the fundamental forces of economic ...
  63. Technical Outlook For Four Exceptionally Hot Stocks

    January 15, 2014
    These four large cap stocks are all up more than 30% in the last three months. Here's the technical outlook going forward.
  64. A Great Model And Growing Markets Powering Copa Holdings

    September 3, 2013
    Copa's Panama-based hub-and-spoke system continues to drive uncommon profitability.
  65. Short Interest in Southwest Airlines Nearly Doubles

    May 29, 2013
    Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LCC) increased more modestly. Take a closer look at these three below.Short interest in Alaska ...
  66. The Best Way To Invest In Energy Right Now

    February 7, 2013
    The world was shocked when the Brazilian energy corporation Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) announced in 2007 the discovery of a massive ...
  67. Airline Stocks are Favored Right Now, But Should You Buy?

    January 31, 2013
    Airline stocks have caught the eye of investors thanks to merger and acquisition activity.
  68. Why Wal-Mart's Stock is Now Cheaper (and Safer) than its Bonds

    October 19, 2012
    In the corporate headquarters of retail giant Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), April 21 was a day of utter fear. That's when The New ...
  69. Cash Flush Stocks

    June 8, 2012
    These companies offer upside potential as well as a load of cash for emergencies.
  70. United Continental Remains Affordable

    May 30, 2012
    Industry consolidation has improved the profit prospects for major airlines, including United Continental, which has stock ...
  71. Copa Holdings Keeps Flying Along

    May 25, 2012
    Panama airline Copa Holdings went public on the NYSE in December 2005. Since then, its stock is up 300%. Learn why its stock ...
  72. 3 Reasons To Own Ryanair Holdings

    April 11, 2012
    One of the newest fleets in the industry, full flights and increasing operating profits make Ryanair tempting for investors.
  73. Alaska Air Almost Too Good To Be True

    March 1, 2012
    Despite the industry's reputation, Alaska Air's stock is up 500% since March 2009 and returns are in the double-digits.
  74. 3 Reasons To Luv Southwest

    January 19, 2012
    Southwest had a rough go of it in 2011, but its at a great price.
  75. AMR's Attempt To Avoid Bankruptcy Stalls Out

    November 30, 2011
    AMR's attempt to avoid bankruptcy stalls out.
  76. AMR – No Bankruptcy Today … Yet

    October 7, 2011
    American Airlines may not need bankruptcy, but it needs a new cost structure soon.
  77. Oil's Ascent Grounding Airlines

    April 11, 2011
    Fuel price shocks will ground faltering airline stocks.
  78. Atlas Air Flying Higher Now

    February 17, 2011
    Atlas is managing its transition away from military business and reaping the benefits of higher airfreight demand.
  79. Southwest Flying High

    January 24, 2011
    The airline industry's "here today, gone tomorrow" cycle has deterred many investors from truly comitting, but Southwest ...
  80. Looking Back At M&A In 2010

    December 27, 2010
    Thanks to record low interest rates, an easier corporate lending environment and corporate cash coffers swelling, M&A ...
  81. Potential Takeout Targets

    October 1, 2010
    While there is no secret formula for identifying the next possible takeover targets, you can often get some worthwhile ideas ...
  82. 8 Transport Stocks Gaining Momentum

    September 3, 2010
    8 Transport Stocks Gaining Momentum
  83. Rebounding Airline Industry?

    July 30, 2010
    Risk-averse investors who don't mind volatility and expect airlines to prosper could find the industry attractive as passengers ...
  84. Flying The Friendly Skies

    June 16, 2010
    Key statistics for the airline industry are showing overall profit in 2010.
  85. Airline Stocks Trying To Lift Off

    December 2, 2009
    Airline Stocks Trying To Lift Off
  86. 5 Reasons To Love Allegiant

    November 20, 2009
    We look at why this company is winning at a time when most travel-related companies are losing.
  87. Airline Stocks Remain Grounded In 2009

    December 30, 2008
    We examine the year that was and the year that will be in the airline industry.
  88. Mergers Could Unite The Air (DAL, UAUA, NWA)

    January 18, 2008
    Elevated fuel costs could spur a wave of mergers within airlines, but something else may be brewing too.
  89. A Look at Economic Moats - Part 2

    November 23, 2005
    In this piece we'll explore different types of economic moats.
  90. Our Top Down Approach

    May 20, 2005
    Learn about how we use a top-down approach in our stock selections.
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