News Recap: AMR Corporation (NASDAQ:AAL), Delta Air Lines, Inc.(NYSE:DAL), Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN)

Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN)’s shares dropped 0.26% to $6.56. The company intends to hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2014 financial results on Aug. 5, 2014, at 5:00pm EDT.

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Additionally, the company on July 9 launched a sweepstakes for a trip for two to travel to Chicago, take part in a private cooking class with celebrity chef Rick Bayless and see his show “Cascabel” at the Lookingglass Theatre Company. Launching today and running through July 15, Groupon subscribers can visit to make a donation and enter the sweepstakes.All donations will go directly to the Frontera Farmer Foundation, which provides grants to local farms that serve the Chicago area.

AMR Corporation (NASDAQ:AAL)’s shares gained 0.84% to $43.24. The company on July 9 reported June 2014 and year-to-date traffic results. American Airlines Group’s total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 19.9 billion, up 1% versus June 2013. Total capacity was 23.4 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 3.2% versus June 2013. Total passenger load factor was 85% for the month of June, down 1.9 points versus June 2013.

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The Company expects its second quarter 2014 consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) to be up approx. 5.5% to 6.5% versus the same period last year. Additionally, the Company expects its second quarter pre-tax margin (excluding special items) to be approx. 12% to 13%.

Delta Air Lines, Inc.(NYSE:DAL)’s shares increased 0.59% to $37.45. The company on July 2 reported financial and operating performance for June 2014. Consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) for the month of June increased 4.5 percent year over year as continued corporate and domestic strength offset lower than expected international yields driven by industry-wide capacity increases and lower business demand to Latin America due to the World Cup. For the June quarter, unit revenues increased 6 percent, in line with initial guidance given in late April.

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