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Valuation shortfallA single rocky quarter “is not symptomatic of a problem,” said Jack Atkins, a Stephens Inc. analyst. More worrying is that American’s latest canada goose outlet paypal cut to its profit forecast is raising skepticism of Parker’s canada goose vest outlet pledge that the restructured airline will produce pretax profits of about $3 billion in weak years, $5 billion in average years and $7 billion in good years.
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