“Sentiment on U.S. airline stocks has recovered somewhat,” Raymond James analysts said in a note to clients.
Furthermore, the transportation sector and the airline industry have been relatively insulated from the trade war concerns. Airline companies revealed favorable second-quarter demand despite protectionism fears that rocked the broader equities market.
While fuel costs are an ongoing concern, oil prices have started to pullback. U.S. crude has decreased 10% from its June multiyear high. Some analysts argue that higher supply from large foreign producers, like Saudi Arabia, could cap oil price gains and potentially diminish fuel costs.
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