Why Delta Air Lines (DAL) Stock Is Down

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) are down -2.80 to $37.52 after announcing that it will follow American Airlines Group Inc.  (AAL) and reduce the number of flights between the U.S. and Venezuela because of a dispute over cash trapped in the country, Bloomberg reports.

American is the U.S. carrier with the most flights to Venezuela, and cut its weekly trips to 10 from 48 as of July 1. It had $750 million locked in Venezuela as of March 31.

Shares of American are down -2.33% to $40.65.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates DELTA AIR LINES INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate DELTA AIR LINES INC (DAL) a BUY. This is driven by multiple strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • Compared to other companies in the Airlines industry and the overall market, DELTA AIR LINES INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 2400.00% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 101.36% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, DAL should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Airlines industry. The net income increased by 2942.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $7.00 million to $213.00 million.
  • The revenue growth significantly trails the industry average of 45.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.9%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: DAL Ratings Report

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