Ebene Magazine – Airline Takeover, Led by American Airlines, After Deutsche Bank Upgrade to Buy

The airline stocks are set for a large rally, led by American Airlines Group Inc.
AAL,
12,23%
stocks, after Deutsche Bank analyst Michael Linenberg said it was time to buy into the industry as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and vaccination rates are all moving in the right direction. It upgraded nine US-based airlines to buy on hold. “As our upgrade is an industry wide call, we believe all of our names could see significant improvements from current levels,” Linenberg wrote in a note to customers. Among the biggest pre-market gainers, shares of American Airlines soared 5.8%, JetBlue Airways Corp.
JBLU,
6,90%
won 2.1%, Delta Air Lines Inc.
FROM THE,
6,90%
increased 1.6%, Southwest Airlines Co.
LU,
-3,41%
rose 1.3% and Alaska Air Group Inc.
ALK,
4,84%
nailed on 1.2%. Meanwhile, United Airlines Holdings Inc.
UAL,
7,47%
edged up 0.3%, after an engine on Flight 328 exploded mid-flight on Saturday. The US Global Jets ETF
JETS,
5,03%
climbed 1.4% before the open, putting it on track to open to a one-year high, while futures
ES00,
-0,77%
for the S&P 500
SPX,
-0,72%
fell 0.8%.

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Tomi Kilgore is the Associate Editor of Investments and News for MarketWatch and is based in New York City. You can follow him on Twitter @TomiKilgore.

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