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Deutsche Bank Initiates Coverage On Virgin America, Calls It 'A Unique Low Cost Carrier'


Michael Linenberg of Deutsche Bank initiated coverage of Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA) on Wednesday with a Buy rating and $44 price target as shares are an “attractive” way to gain exposure to the U.S. domestic market.

According to Linenberg, Virgin America offers investors a compelling story as it is a low-cost carrier pursuing a unique strategy of targeting price-sensitive business travelers and high-end leisure customers that want to travel with a “hip, high-tech, high-touch travel experience.”

Linenberg notes that Virgin America offers lower prices relative to its peers for its three class product by flying a single aircraft type, high-asset utilization while outsourcing all functions that are non-passenger facing such as baggage delivery. The analyst adds that given the company's size it "doesn't take much to move the needle" with respect to growth.

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Dec 2016DowngradesNeutralUnderweight
Oct 2016MaintainsHold
Oct 2016UpgradesUnderweightNeutral

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