[Updated] Transportation Companies Gained 30% On Average The Last 5 Days, But There’s Still A Lot Of Room For Growth

by Trefis Team
United Airline Holdings
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Our transportation portfolio of 10 stocks shows an average return of 30% in the last five trading days (as of market close, March 27th) compared with a 13% return in Dow during the same period. However, the recent rally has only made up for a part of the value these stocks have lost since the beginning of the year, as they remain, on average, 46% below the figure they were at the beginning of the year. This portfolio reflects one set of possible stocks expected to outperform if there’s a reasonably quick Coronavirus-recovery.


Top Performers

The top 3 performers within the portfolio in the last five trading days were:

  • Delta Airlines (38% return)
  • JetBlue Airways (36% return)
  • American Airlines (35% return)

The top 3 performers on Friday (03/27/20) were:

  • Uber (-3% return)
  • Delta Airlines (-7% return)
  • United Airlines (-8% return)


Portfolio Summary (as of market close on 03/27/20)

Ticker | Mkt Cap | Market Price | 1D % Change | 5D % Change | YTD % Change












Financial Highlights for Top Performer Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines’ market cap has declined by $19 billion from about $38 billion on 12/31/2019 to $18.9 billion now. The company had $47 billion in revenue in 2019, from which it earned a net income of $4.8 billion and reported $7.32 of earnings per share.


As a comparison, United Airlines had $43 billion in revenue in 2019 from which it derived $3 billion in net income and $11.63 in earnings per share and saw its market cap go from $22 billion on 12/31/2019 to the current level of $8.1 billion.

See the transportation portfolio for more financial highlights on each portfolio company.


Reminder: Portfolio Performance Hinges on Speedy Recovery

Our dashboard forecasting US COVID-19 cases with cross-country comparisons analyzes expected recovery time-frames and possible spread of the virus.

Further, our dashboard -28% Coronavirus crash vs. 4 Historic crashes builds a complete macro picture and complements our analyses of the coronavirus outbreak’s impact.


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