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Delta Shares Fell Due to Its Q4 2018 Revenue Outlook

Andrew Brunton
Delta Shares Fell Due to Its Q4 2018 Revenue Outlook

Delta Air Lines (DAL) shares fell 5.3% on December 4 after the company updated its fourth-quarter outlook. Although the airline’s bottom-line guidance was impressive, investors seemed to be disappointed with the downbeat revenue outlook for the quarter. Delta expects its fourth-quarter revenues to increase nearly 7.5% YoY (year-over-year), which is lower than the company’s earlier guidance of an 8% increase. Delta expects the unit revenue to grow 3.5% YoY in the fourth quarter, which is towards the low end of the previous guidance range of 3%–5%.