Helane Becker, a Wall Street analyst at Cowen & Co. likes Delta Airlines to rise in 2017. Becker has an outstanding record on the Street, and her recommendation gives propers to a company with deep American roots, a huge customer base, serious opportunities to increase efficiency, and an affordable stock price for the small investor.
Delta shares are trading at near $50 as the Dow scrapes against the 20,000-point sky. Becker thinks Delta is a buy in this environment at that price — with an upside of 13.84%. Becker likes other airlines too, with SkyWest also considered a buy. At just $40 SkyWest has a nearly 10% upside in Becker’s estimation, with United Continental also getting a buy from Becker. CNN Money singled out Becker’s Delta pick for it’s Top 5 stocks to buy in 2017 feature.