Delta Air Lines Breaks Out After Topping Estimates

Delta Air Lines, Inc. shares rose nearly 5% on Thursday – and jumped a further 1.5% in early hours on Friday – after the company reported better-than-expected fourth quarter financial results. Revenue rose 8.4% to $10.25 billion – beating consensus estimates by $90 million – and net income of $0.96 per share beat consensus estimates by seven cents per share. The company also boosted its guidance for the full year due to tax reform.

The move came a few days after American Airlines Group Inc. and United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) reported better-than-expected unit revenue for the fourth quarter. For its part, Delta reported passenger unit revenue that jumped 4.2% during the quarter, as well as cargo revenue that rose 14.4%. Management plans to continue boosting its top line by 4% to 6% while improving its cost trajectory and integrating its partner network. (See also: Delta Posts Fourth Quarter and 2016 Earnings.)

Delta shares moved sharply higher on fourth quarter financial results, but traders will be watching these key levels ahead. …read more

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