Delta Air Stock Analysis

Delta Air Stock Analysis

Delta Airlines stock has been all over the place over the past few months. However, if you look at analysts reports, the stock is expected to rise, and while I don’t always agree with analysts, in this particular case, I believe that they’ve hit the nail on the head. Ultimately, there are three factors that are likely to push Delta Airlines stock skyward. Today, we’ll talk about those factors and what to watch ahead.

Delta Air Stock Analysis

Factor #1: Economic Conditions

Delta is a company that is poised to take advantage of improving economic conditions. You see, while most companies are susceptible to changes in tides in economic conditions, few are quite as susceptible to these types of changes as airlines. The bottom line here is that flight is the most expensive way to travel, and during poor economic conditions, simply put, less people fly.

However, the tides are changing in the United States and that’s a great thing for Delta. You see, when Donald Trump was elected as the President of the United States, consumers, investors and businesses started expecting to see improvements. Well, those expectations have started to turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy. In fact, due to the strong economic conditions as of late, the Federal Reserve felt comfortable increasing its interest rate once again!

Factor #2: Oil

Another major factor that’s leading to gains in Delta Airlines and other airlines has to do with the price of oil. You see, the single largest expense to any airline is the cost of jet fuel; and since jet fuel is derived from oil, the price of oil plays a key role. When the price of oil climbs, it eats into Delta’s margins, leading to declines in the value of the stock. However, when the price of oil falls, the costs to Delta start to sink, causing growth in margins and gains in the stock.

At the moment, tides are changing for oil as well, adding to the compounding perfect storm for the stock. You see, toward the end of 2016, the price of oil started to climb as OPEC nations agreed to production cuts. However, more recently, we’ve seen that production isn’t being cut quite as much as expected. On top of that US production is climbing, and stockpiles are starting to head upward once again. As a result, the law of supply and demand tells us that the price of oil must fall, and that’s exactly what we’re seeing in the market.

Factor #3: Delta Itself

When comparing Delta to any other airline stock, well the comparison is a no-brainer. At the end of the day, the company has more cash on hand than even American Airlines, manageable debt, and has consistently shown the ability to grow. So, with everything heading up for airlines, investors will be looking at these companies, and with Delta being the frontrunner on a fundamental side, it’s likely to take a big chunk of the airline sector interest.

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day the time is high to look into airline sector stocks, and I suggest that you do so. When you do your digging, you’ll quickly find that not only is the airline sector doing incredibly well, Delta is a top pick in the sector.

People who read this also read

email
This entry was posted in Analysis, Economy, Fundamental Analysis, Global Updates, Important Links, Posts. Bookmark the permalink.
Recent Comments
    Popular Categories

    Analysis (26)
    Bookshelf (2)
    Commodities (6)
    Economy (14)
    FnO (7)
    Forex (12)
    Fundamental Analysis (12)
    Global Indices (7)
    Global Updates (5)
    Important Links (3)
    Indices (8)
    Intraday Trading (1)
    Nifty-Bank Nifty (3)
    Positional Trading (33)
    Posts (63)
    Stocks (6)
    T(RADAR) (2)
    Technical Analysis (33)
    Think Over It (14)
    Trading (22)
    Tradology (4)
    Underlying (21)
    Videos (2)

    WP Cumulus Flash tag cloud by Roy Tanck requires Flash Player 9 or better.

    Posts By Categories
    Posts By Date
    Poll Of The Month

    Will Nifty close below 9000 by end of March 2017?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
    Connect With Me
    fb-ico
    twitter
    linkin
    gplus
    youtube
    rss
    Follow Me on Pinterest
    Esteemed Associations
    Featured in Alltop
    Forexpros Contributor
    Subscribe – It’s FREE!!!

    Enter your EMAIL & check Inbox/Spam folder for verification message to activate your subscription!

    Click LIKE Get Updates
    Read more:
    Alexander Elder – Trading For A Living

    Ebook on Trading for a Living is based on three M's: Mind, Method, and Money. Trading for a Living helps...

    Close