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Delta Air Lines

Airline stocks have stalled a bit in 2017 as oil prices firmed, but oil has not risen as much as some insiders expected. Delta Airlines (DAL) took a hit in July following a disappointing second-quarter earnings report, but sales were in-line with the consensus and traders have come back into the stock, which has trended higher over the last month. The stock is currently trading at $51.95, and analysts have set an average price target of $62.79, which suggests the stock is undervalued by as much as 20.8%. If oil prices do run up through the winter months there is a risk that the stock will fail to move higher, but as long as oil prices remain somewhat range-bound the stock has the potential to move significantly higher to close out the year.

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Michael Fowlkes

Michael Fowlkes is a financial writer who has been with the Fresh Brewed Media family since 2004. Over the course of his tenure with Fresh Brewed Media, he has worn many hats, including portfolio manager, options analyst, and writer. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Accounting and got his start in finance working as a stock trader for six years at Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Va.