Morning Research on US Airways, United Continental, Hawaiian Holdings, and Republic Airways

Mar 20, 2013, 08:27 ET from

LONDON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

One of the biggest trends to emerge from the airline industry in recent years has been consolidation. A slowdown in the global economy following the financial crisis prompted several airlines to merge. Most recently, US Airways Group Inc. (NYSE: LCC) merged with bankrupt American Airlines. United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL) was formed following a merger between United Air Lines Inc. and Continental Airlines Inc. Apart from consolidation, airlines should also benefit from a recovery in the U.S. economy. The recovery not only benefit major airlines but also regional airlines such as Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: HA), and Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET). Airline stocks ended mostly higher on Tuesday even as the broad market slipped on worries over the Eurozone debt crisis. StockCall has posted free technical research reports on LCC, UAL, HA, and RJET and these can be accessed by signing up at

Shares of US Airways Group Inc. rose sharply in Tuesday's trading session, ending the day 3.01% higher at $16.78 on above average volume of 11.81 million. The stock touched a 52-week high of $16.85 yesterday. The airline company's shares have had an excellent run so far this year, gaining more than 24%, compared to a gain of over 8.50% for the S&P 500. US Airways' shares have seen a series of highs in the last few weeks, which indicate bullish market sentiment. The bullish trend is further confirmed by recent volume activity and the stock's MACD chart. Download the free report on LCC upon registration at

Another major U.S. airline that rose sharply on Tuesday was United Continental Holdings Inc. Shares of the company hit a new 52-week high of $31.98 before finishing the day 1.92% higher at $31.80. United Continental's shares have also outperformed the S&P 500 this year, gaining more than 36%. The stock recently broke through $31 resistance level. Its MACD is currently trading above the signal line and the zero-line, which is a strong bullish signal. UAL technical report can be accessed for free by signing up at

Shares of regional airline Hawaiian Holdings Inc. also gained on Tuesday, however, the gains were limited. The stock closed 0.48% higher at $6.34 after touching an intra-day high of $6.39. Despite Tuesday's gains, Hawaiian Holdings shares have fallen more than 1.70% in the last three sessions. The stock has fallen 3.5% so far this year, underperforming the broad market. The regional airliner's shares are currently facing resistance at around $6.40. The stock's MACD is currently trading above the signal line and the zero-line, which is a bullish signal. The free report on HA can be downloaded by signing up now at  

Republic Airways Holdings Inc.'s shares rose 2.17% to finish at $11.28 yesterday after touching a 52-week high of $11.45. The stock has gained more than 4% in the last three sessions. Republic Airways shares have gained more than 98% so far this year. Technical indicators suggest that market sentiment remains bullish on the stock. The stock has finished higher in each of the last six sessions. The stock's MACD has also crossed above the signal line, which is a strong bullish signal. Free report on RJET can be accessed by registering at

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