Delta profit surges and releases strong outlook

ATLANTA — Delta is reporting a 30 per cent profit surge from the first quarter and its outlook for the current quarter is pushing company shares higher before the opening bell.The Atlanta carrier on Wednesday posted first-quarter net income of $730 million, or $1.09 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 96 cents per share, which is 6 cents better than Wall Street had expected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.Revenue was also surprisingly good, rising 5 per cent to $10.47 billion/Shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. are up more than 1 per cent._____Portions of this story were generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on DAL at Associated Press

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