All Posts Tagged With: "BA"

(BA) Boeing Offers More Cashflow to Shareholders

The Boeing Company (BA) has decided to return approximately 80% of cash from its free cash flow to its shareholders via dividends and share buybacks. This decision comes on the heels of the company’s expectation of lower research...

13Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UAL) United Airlines Unveils New Lounge

The wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) – United Airlines – launched the new United Club in Concourse A at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The 6,096-square-foot United Club – the second...

4Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UAL) United Continental Holdings Unit United Airlines to Fly More E175s

United Airlines, the wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) entered into a deal with partner SkyWest Airlines – an affiliate of SkyWest Inc. Per the Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) between the two carriers,...

23Aug2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(LMT) Defense Sector: The Sequester Fears Are Unfounded

As investors realized Congress would fail to avoid the foolish threat of “sequestration,” all eyes turned toward the defense sector. After all, there’s no better synonym for perverse government spending than “military contractor.” Most investors are convinced the defense sector will...

21Jul2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(TDG) TransDigm Group to Acquire Arkwin

TransDigm Group Inc. (TDG) recently signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arkwin Industries, Inc. The deal is an all cash transaction and is valued at approximately $286 million. The acquisition is a strategic move by TransDigm...

28Jun2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(LUV) Southwest Hikes Dividend – Revises Delivery

In an attempt to enhance shareholders’ value, Southwest Airlines (LUV) announced a 400% hike in quarterly dividend to 4 cents per share from a penny per share, marking the second increase since 2012. On an annualized basis, the total...

23May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(BA) Boeing Analyst Maintains Shares at Neutral

We have maintained our Neutral recommendation on The Boeing Company (BA) on Apr 29, 2013. The company’s solid first quarter 2013 results despite the 787 headwind were commendable. However, risk associated with the axe on the domestic...

18May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UAL) United Continental Holdings in Deal with Embraer

United Airlines, the wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL), has agreed to buy 30 Embraer 175 regional jets. The deal, estimated at about $4 billion, also has the option of 40 additional purchases. These...

13May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(BA) Boeing and Intelstat Extend Satellite Deal

The Boeing Company (BA) announced a contract extension with its existing customer Intelstat S.A. Common Shares (I). As per the renewed agreement, Boeing will manufacture...

12May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(COL) Rockwell Collins Beats Second Quarter Earnings – Gives Forward View

Rockwell Collins Inc. (COL), the supplier of avionics and military equipment, posted second quarter fiscal year 2013 earnings of $1.17 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny and 7% above the year-ago figure. Operational...

6May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(GOL) GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. Traffic Woes Continue in March

Brazilian low-fare airline GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL) reported dull air traffic for Mar 2013. However, net passenger revenue per available seat kilometer (PRASK) for the month increased 16% year over year. Revenue...

4May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(BA) Aerospace & Defense Stock Overview – April 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

Overview The aerospace and defense industry found its largest base in the U.S. with a military budget fittingly impressive. The country’s global leadership position requires it to maintain the capacity to respond to the ever-changing national security environment. But...

2May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UAL) United Continental Holdings Posts Narrower Loss

The largest U.S. airline – United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) – reported better-than-expected results in first quarter 2013. The company’s performance was supported by better operational activities and services that somewhat...

28Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UAL) United Continental Holdings Targets to Save More Fuel

Apart from implementing various strategic initiatives to boost the profitability level and render greater customer satisfaction, United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) is taking measures to do its bit in making the world a greener...

25Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(BA) Aerospace & Defense Stock Overview – April 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

Overview The aerospace and defense industry found its largest base in the U.S. with a military budget fittingly impressive. The country’s global leadership position requires it to maintain the capacity to respond to the ever-changing national security environment. But...

25Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(IBM) Into the Heart of First Quarter Earnings Season – Earnings Preview

There is an air of disappointment in the market about the ongoing Q1 earnings season. Some of it is justified. After all, what else should investors think when companies like IBM (IBM) and GE (GE)...

22Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(BA) Airline Industry Stock Outlook – Apr 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

Leaving behind the effects of an unstable oil price scenario and sluggish world trade, the global airline industry is expected to perk up through 2013 on improved passenger traffic and freight volumes. This improved backdrop is reflected in the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA)...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(IBM) The Market Now Moves Into the Heart of the First Quarter Earnings Season – Earnings Preview

There is an air of disappointment in the market about the ongoing Q1 earnings season. Some of it is justified. After all, what else should investors think when companies like IBM (IBM) and GE (GE)...

19Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NOC) Northrop Grumman Wins Contract Modification

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) won a modification contract from the U.S. Air Force for its Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system. This contract has a total value of $71 million. Global Hawk is an unmanned aircraft system and has...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(BA) Boeing Provides First Quarter Delivery Report

International commercial airplane producer, The Boeing Company (BA) announced its deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the first quarter of 2013. The company maintained its quarter delivery level on an annualized...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(LUV) Southwest Airlines Posts Better March Traffic

After experiencing not-so-favorable traffic figures over the last two months, Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) witnessed traffic and capacity growth in March 2013. The results were influenced by the increased number of passengers traveled...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(LMT) Lockheed Martin Inks $256.6M Deal

The aerospace and defense major Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) has received a total of five standalone contracts from the Department of Defense (DoD). The total contract value is $256.6 million. The lion’s share of these...

17Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(EAC) Erickson Air-Crane Seals Twin Deals

Erickson Air-Crane Inc. (EAC) has received two contracts, one each from Helifor Canada and Western Forest Products Inc. The values of these contracts are in the range of $18-$23 million. Besides providing the S-64E model helicopter,...

11Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(LMT) Lockheed Martin in Supply Pact with NASA

Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) has received an order from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to supply biomedical, medical and health services for all human spaceflight programs of the latter. The contract,...

11Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NOC) Northrop Grumman Upgrades Sensor System

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) has introduced the Fourth Generation Tracking Adjunct Sensor (4G TAS) for its Hawk air defense system. The company’s Electronic Systems business is responsible for this new product development. The...

8Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(HRS) Harris Wins Army Contract Extension

Harris Corporation (HRS), a leader in the public safety and professional communications market, has won a multi-million contract extension from the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command. The ceiling value of the contract –...

4Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(GOL) GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. Displays Dull February Traffic

Low-cost and low-fare airline GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL) reported weak air traffic for Feb 2013. Revenue passenger kilometers or RPK – implies revenue generated per kilometer per passenger – for the month declined...

4Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(RTN) Raytheon in Restructuring Mode

Raytheon Company (RTN) has decided to reorganize its business through segment realignment, announcement of key executive roles and job cuts. The restructuring would aim to streamline operations, increase productivity and achieve stronger...

28Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UTX) United Technologies Divests Goodrich Unit

Diversified business conglomerate United Technologies Corp. (UTX) recently announced that it has sold the pump and engine control systems business of the erstwhile Goodrich Corporation to Triumph Group, Inc. (TGI)...

28Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(GD) General Dynamics Gets Contract to Modify Zumwalt Class Guided Missle Destroyer

General Dynamics Corporation’s (GD) marine business wing Bath Iron Works clinched an $18.0 million contract for the modification of the first DDG-1000 Zumwalt class guided missile destroyer. The production of the first next generation...

24Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued