Smaller Airlines Set for Descent?

The Dow Jones U.S. Airline Index is up 72% over the last year, 21% year to date, but flat over the last month.

An interactive chart shows the performance of Delta Air Lines (DAL), American Airlines Group (AAL), United Continental Holdings (UAL), Southwest Airlines (LUV), Alaska Air Group (ALK), and Spirit Airlines (SAVE) relative to the index over the last month. Clearly, the smaller players in the space have continued to outperform their larger competitors in the last several weeks, but a check of their charts suggests they may be preparing to realign with the rest of the sector....289 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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