Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) is trading higher in early hours as the company says its total September traffic rose 6.4% Passenger revenue per available seat mile rose an estimated 12%. American Airlines (NYSE:AMR) is also trading more than 2% higher this morning.
Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) jumped .50% in pre-market trading as the board authorized the discount retailer to step up its buyback program, approving the repurchase of an additional $1.5 billion in company stock. The company also competes with Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO).
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Shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) are trading higher before the opening bell. The oil company named two insiders as chief executive officers after the company splits into two separate companies next year. Other oil plays include Chevron (NYSE:CVX) and Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM).