Unit revenues for the period are likely to have risen by 3%, the carrier said Thursday. Previously, the leading US carrier had forecast 3.5%.
It comes despite Delta saying its fourth-quarter profit, expected to be announced on January 10, will be between $1.25 and $1.30 a share - at the very high end of a previous forecast in October.
The shares have leveled off in pre-market trade, with Delta shares up 1.4% to $46.26 and American Airlines shares 1% higher to $30.36
Gamestop Corp (NYSE:GME) shares are up 11.8% to $14.50 in pre-market having gained 10.25% yesterday. It comes after a report in the Wall Street Journal yesterday suggesting the company may be the subject of a buyout.
Sycamore Partners and Apollo Global Management are bidding for the firm and a deal could be announced by mid-February, according to a person familiar with the matter, reports WSJ.
Sales at Gamestop have been static at around $9 billion for the last few years as more consumers buy games digitally, and shares have sunk 29% over the last year.
Earnings per share came in at $0.52, which missed the consensus estimate of $0.66 per share. That compares to earnings of $0.70 per share a year ago.
Lamb Weston Holdings Inc shares (NYSE:LW) gained 4% on the day to $75.88 after the group's profit and sales beat expectations for the second quarter.
The frozen-foods company posted earnings of $0.74, up from $0.52. Analysts were expecting $0.70 per share. Net sales rose 11% to $911.4 million on expectations of $897.1 million.
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