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  1. Lower Fuel Surcharges Create Noise in ArcBest’s 1Q, but Underlying Operating Conditions Appear Sound

    Commentary

    Mon, 4 May 2015

    ratio improvement, to 99.8%, with help from lower net- fuel costs . Cost control and leverage from pricing gains also contributed ..... did last year, thanks to better dock productivity. Lower fuel costs paid to third-party providers was also a factor in the lower

  2. Stockland Well Positioned to Build for the Masses - Fair Value Estimate Unchanged

    Commentary

    Sun, 3 May 2015

    It's difficult to determine whether this recent strong performance of the high-margin specialty category will be sustained. We think not, as household disposable income of late has been boosted by lower mortgage and fuel costs .

  3. Berkshire Starts 2015 on a More Solid Note

    Headlines

    Fri, 1 May 2015

    increase in average revenue per car/unit, affected somewhat by a decline in fuel surcharges during the period due to lower fuel prices . Absent the higher costs incurred for equipment, materials, and compensation (to cope with the adverse weather conditions

  4. Genesee & Wyoming Sees Softer North American Steam Coal and Steel Activity in Its 1Q

    Commentary

    Fri, 1 May 2015

    nonrecurring items, the operating ratio improved 180 basis points to 78.2%. We suspect margins benefited from lower net- fuel costs and aggressive cost control in Australia. In terms of guidance, management expects 2015 revenue of $2.13 billion

  5. PSEG's Fleet Diversity, Growing Utility Earnings Support Strong First-Quarter Results.

    Commentary

    Fri, 1 May 2015

    estimate. The difference at this point is the huge benefit in the first quarter from lower fuel costs , particularly at its gas and oil fleet. If fuel costs continue to track lower than our estimate and appear to be sustainable for the next year

  6. Tonnage Growth Slows Slightly in Old Dominion's 1Q, but Firm Continues to Take Share

    Commentary

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015

    while margins were slightly better thanks to lower net- fuel costs . We modestly tempered our 2015 revenue growth forecast due ..... help from increased lane density, better yields, and lower fuel costs , which are linked to the time-lag in adjusting fuel surcharges

  7. Lower Fuel Surcharges Add Noise to Con-way's 1Q Top-Line Trend, but Solid Pricing Lifts Margins

    Commentary

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015

    basis points to 97.8% due to fewer new-account ramp-up disruptions. The full-truckload segment OR (net of fuel surcharges) improved 110 basis points to 93.6%, supported by the robust pricing environment and lower net fuel costs .

  8. Vale's Profits Decline Again in 1Q as Lower Costs Only Partially Offset Falling Iron Ore Prices

    Commentary

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015

    benchmark-equivalent basis fell 20% from the previous quarter to $43.5 per metric ton on a lower BRL and reduced bunker fuel costs . These costs include $19.8 from FOB costs and $17.2 from freight. Compared with fourth quarter 2014, the Brazilian

  9. British Airways-owner IAG swings to profit in weaker season

    Headlines

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015

    LONDON, April 30 (Reuters) - British Airways-owner IAG reported a quarterly profit, swinging into the black from a seasonal loss for the first time, helped by lower fuel costs and an improvement in performance across its three airlines.

  10. Air France-KLM narrows Q1 operating loss

    Headlines

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015

    BERLIN, April 30 (Reuters) - Air France-KLM reported a narrower first-quarter loss but did not give an outlook for full-year earnings, saying only that the pressure on ticket prices and negative currency effects would offset virtually all the benefits of lower fuel prices .

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