Is This Airline Taking Off?

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino and research analyst Lyons George discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Isaac and Lyons take a look at an airline that's been soaring: Alaska Air Group. The company's stock price returned over 20% in the past year, significantly outperforming the broader market. Management has been focused on profitable routes and stands apart as a leader in key metrics like on-time arrivals and customer satisfaction. Isaac thinks this could be one of the few shining stars in an otherwise struggling sector.

Alaska Air has focused on its strengths and beats competitors in less-competitive markets. Similarly, another company has cornered a market in Latin America, and is dominating in a completely different industry. This stock has so much promise that we've dubbed it "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2012." We've created a special free report for investors to uncover this soon-to-be rock star. You can get instant access to the name of this company by clicking here to download it now.

At the time this article was published Isaac Pino has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Lyons George has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendSouthwest Airlines and Precision Castparts. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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