NEW YORK, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ : JBLU ), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE : ALK ), L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (NYSE : LLL ), Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE : COL )) and Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ : PANL ). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
JetBlue Airways Corporation Research Report
Jet Blue lost $45 million in revenue due to costs brought on by Hurricane Sandy with canceled flights and lower passenger traffic, increasing total costs by 8 percent in Q4, in comparison to the 4 percent increase in revenue that same quarter. Raymond James even downgraded its stock to "underperform."
But Motley Fool says the company's maturation from being a startup would fuel its turnaround, by "acting more like" its larger competitors like Delta and United by focusing more on its stronger markets like Boston and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The company looks to cut costs as well with a larger variant of its current Airbus A320s, the Airbus A321, which will seat 40 more passengers. This will allow it to increase capacity in high volume routes in slot-constrained terminals like New York's JFK Airport. The Full Research Report on JetBlue Airways Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/d183_JBLU]
Alaska Air Group, Inc. Research Report
Alaska Air did meet expectations on revenues and even got more profits year-over year in Q4 of 2012, but it failed to meet expectations on GAAP earnings per share with dropped margins. Revenues reached $1.13 billion, meeting the expectation of S&P Capital IQ, and are higher 8.4 percent year-over-year. Earnings per share came in at 70 cents a share, two cents short of S&P's projection. The decline came as a result of fuel hedging, a tool used to reduce fuel-heavy companies' exposure to volatile and potentially rising fuel costs. Profit fell to $44 million despite higher revenues, from $64 million in the same period last year. However, the company is banking on its reputation as the top airline in terms of customer satisfaction to increase its already growing passenger traffic. Flying capacity grew 7.8 percent in Q4 of 2012, and is expected to grow by 7.5 percent for the whole of 2013 as the company increases the utilization of its existing fleet. The Full Research Report on Alaska Air Group, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/1914_ALK]
L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. Research Report
L-3 Communications spun off its consulting and government services work last July in order to focus on finding new ways to maintain its profitability. However, according to L-3 Chief Executive Michael Strianese, "I don't think it's a good strategy for defense companies to wander too far outside their core areas. We've all done that at some point in our lives and it usually doesn't end well." To make up for lost revenue in the US, defense contractors are looking to expand overseas and increase sales to other countries like those in the Middle East. Arms sales in Asia are also expected to rise. This trend began in 2011, with overseas sales to developing nations multiplying by as much as four times. US defense contractors have also been lobbying to ease export controls in order for them to be able to explore more opportunities overseas. With that said, L-3 Communications secured a $23 million deal to help train some Iraqi military pilots back in November. While defense budget cuts are worrying investors, the company is confident in its future, with the board of directors has also authorized a new share repurchase program of up to an addition $1.5 billion. Analysts are also confident that the company can thrive, given its strong position as a subcontractor of several other defense primes. It also has broad diversification programs and a funded backlog up 10% up to $10.9 billion as of the end of 2013. The Full Research Report on L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/c31f_LLL]
Rockwell Collins, Inc. Research Report
Rockwell Collins will jointly bid with a unit of Tata Power Co Ltd for a contract worth $150 million to the Indian Air Force. India is planning to spend around $100 billion over the next 10 years to upgrade its Soviet-era military hardware to keep pace with China's defense spending. Industry observers believe that defense budget cuts is now part of reality. Because of this, defense contractors are now looking for new customers abroad or are diversifying their product lines. Furthermore, despite the impending cuts in defense spending, defense stocks are still strong, with the industry expected to generate $2.9 trillion this year. For investors who still want to take a shot at this industry, it would be good to look for companies that have multiyear deals and huge backlogs. Income from these backlogs can sustain businesses as they look for more opportunities after their foremost customer, the US military, cuts spending. The Full Research Report on Rockwell Collins, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/4a58_COL]
Universal Display Corporation Research Report
After the announcement of Samsung that it will begin using Universal Display Corporation's materials in the upcoming Galaxy 5 phone scheduled to enter production this February, the shares of Universal Display soared nearly 10 percent, with an outperform rating. The Galaxy 5 will have full HD AMOLED displays and the company's green PHOLEDs will be part of the production process. Analysts expect the results to show up on Q2 revenues. The long-term contract between the two companies is until 2017.Universal Display has a strong patent portfolio behind organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology, a technology that may dominate the displays of the future. This patent portfolio is likely to continue to generate royalty and license revenue, and is positioned to profit from strong sales of tablets, smartphones, and TVs. Display manufacturers are committing themselves to OLED technology as it has significant benefits over traditional LCD display technology. Samsung is investing $6.4 billion; more than Universal Display's market cap of $1.24 billion, in OLED facilities while cutting investments in half to $1.8 billion. The OLED market is forecasted to top $34 billion by 2019, signifying massive long-term opportunities for Universal Display. Aside from Samsung, LG Electronics and Sony are also entering the OLED market. Being the leading OLED manufacturer, Universal Display is likely the choice supplier for these companies. If ever they also offer a long-term contract, Universal Display's company will be secure. The Full Research Report on Universal Display Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/28df_PANL]
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