After struggling through deregulation, high oil prices, and a lengthy recession, airline stocks have rebounded in synchronization with the US stock market, with better global economies, and generally as a leading US economic indicator. A simple comparison of the six largest US airlines gives an encouraging picture of the recovery.
Of course, investors should be aware that airlines legendarily compete head-on in most markets: United, for example, has just said that despite stronger-than-expected fourth quarter revenues, it will add capacity and match others’ low prices.
Market Capitalization, Stock Price, and Current vs. 52-week High
As of the January 23, 2018 close, the market capitalizations of these companies are Delta (DAL) at $42.5 billion, Southwest (LUV) at $38.7 billion, American (AAL) at $27.9 billion, United Continental (UAL) at $23 billion, Alaska Air Group (ALK) at $8.5 billion, and JetBlue (JBLU) at $7.2 billion. Note that Alaska Air Group recently acquired Virgin America.
Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Brown & Brown, Inc.(BRO)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
BMO also upgraded Arch Capital Group (ACGL), Brown & Brown (BRO), and Travelers (TRV).
Shares of American International Group have declined 0.4% to $65.60 at 3:36 p.m. today, whileArch Capital Group has gained 2% to $87.90,Brown & Brown has advanced 0.5% to $44.65, andTravelers has risen 1.3% to $120.79.
Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd(ACH)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Wednesday afternoon, the basic materials shares climbed by 1.09 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS), up 7 percent, and Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (ADR) (NYSE: ACH), up 7 percent.
Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.(NM)
- [By Nickey Friedman]
Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE: NM ) has two operating segments: shipping and logistics. Analysts have already begun to raise their profit estimates for 2014, currently at $0.11 EPS up from $0.01 a week ago. Expect that number to continue to rise dramatically. Navios pays a $0.06 per share quarterly dividend and trades around 40% below its book value. It used to trade as high as $17 back in 2007.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) is expected to report a quarterly loss at $0.37 per share on revenue of $101.51 million.
Pure Storage Inc (NYSE: PSTG) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.23 per share on revenue of $138.13 million.