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Alaska Air Group has the Lowest Debt-to-Capital Ratio in the Airlines Industry (ALK, LUV, CPA, JBLU, DAL)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Airlines industry with the lowest Debt-to-Capital ratios. The debt-to-capital ratio is an important measure of how a company is financing its operations along with some insight into its financial strength, relative to other companies in its industry.

Alaska Air Group ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 23.1%. Southwest Airlines is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 27.7%. Copa Holdings ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 37.3%.

JetBlue Airways follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 39.6%, and Delta Air Lines rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 46.0%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Alaska Air Group on April 25th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $75.81. Since that call, shares of Alaska Air Group have fallen 18.8%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): ALK LUV CPA JBLU DAL