Can airlines soar higher?

airport-aircraft-departure-travelSouthwest (LUV) is near its all-time high. Yes, President Trump seems to be talking up more fiscal stimulus, but LUV is trading at 14-15x PE and has run up 45% in the last six months. The weird part is Warren Buffett who hates airlines as a business has made a big bet on the domestic airline sector. Should be interesting to see how things play out over the next 18 months.

Disclosure: long LEAP put options on LUV.

 

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“Disconnect between financial markets and fundamentals”

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