Investors should consider factoring in goodwill when they are examining the value of a stock because it can often predict the outlook of a company, especially serial acquirers.
Today's report follows yesterday's settlement between United and Dr. David Dao, the passenger dragged from a plane earlier this month, for an undisclosed amount.
American Airlines shares fell 6% Thursday because the carrier brought its pay rates up to Delta and United's pay rates. Some analysts wonder if the selloff was warranted.
If passage of the bill starts to look shaky, there will be a certain level of risk priced into both equity, and debt securities.