About Southwest Airlines Company
Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest) operates Southwest Airlines. Southwest is a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets. The Company serves approximately 100 destinations in over 40 states, such as the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and approximately seven near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Belize. The Company added its first three destinations in Central America (San Jose, Costa Rica, Belize City, Belize, and Liberia, Costa Rica) and also commenced Southwest service to a fourth destination in Mexico (Puerto Vallarta). Southwest operates a total of approximately 704 Boeing 737 aircraft. The Company also added approximately 20 domestic nonstop destinations from Dallas Love Field. Southwest offers a total of 180 weekday departures to 50 nonstop destinations from Dallas Love Field.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Transportation
- Industry: Regional Airlines
- Sub-Industry: Airlines
- Exchange: NYSE
- Symbol: LUV
- CUSIP: 84474110
- Previous Close: $58.54
- 50 Day Moving Average: $53.17
- 200 Day Moving Average: $44.89
- 52-Week Range: $615,254,000.00 - $35.42
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.50
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.51
- P/E Growth: 1.40
- Market Cap: $36.02B
- Outstanding Shares: 615,254,000
- Beta: 0.88
- Net Margins: 10.97%
- Return on Equity: 29.79%
- Return on Assets: 10.41%
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- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.46%
- Current Ratio: 0.66%
- Quick Ratio: 0.61%
What is Southwest Airlines Company's stock symbol?
Southwest Airlines Company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LUV."
How often does Southwest Airlines Company pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southwest Airlines Company?
Southwest Airlines Company announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, March 9th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Thursday, March 30th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.68%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 7th.
Where is Southwest Airlines Company's stock going? Where will Southwest Airlines Company's stock price be in 2017?
16 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Southwest Airlines Company's stock. Their forecasts range from $37.36 to $67.00. On average, they anticipate Southwest Airlines Company's share price to reach $55.59 in the next twelve months.
When will Southwest Airlines Company announce their earnings?
Southwest Airlines Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April, 27th 2017.
What are analysts saying about Southwest Airlines Company stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Southwest Airlines Company stock:
- Imperial Capital analysts commented, "We are maintaining our Outperform rating on LUV shares. We are raising our one-year price target to $63 from $59 as well as our EPS estimates on higher unit revenues and lower unit costs. Our price target is about 17% above the recent share price. We are raising our FY17 EPS estimate to $4.00 from $3.90, and our FY18 EPS estimate to $5.25 from $5.15. Our new FY17 estimate assumes capacity increases 3.5% versus 3.8% previously, RASM increases 1% versus 0.5% previously, CASM ex-fuel increases 3% versus 4% previously, and jet fuel averages $2.00 per gallon." (1/27/2017)
According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Southwest Airlines have outperformed the broader industry in the last three months. The company managed to retain the momentum as its stock further appreciated earlier this month, following its bullish RASM guidance for the fourth quarter of 2016. Detailed results will be out on Jan 26. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the fourth quarter has climbed $0.02 to $0.68 per share over the last seven days. We are also positive on the company's deal with Global Eagle Entertainment and the commencement of services to the Cuban capital of Havana, its 100th destination. Moreover, the company's efforts to reward shareholders through share buybacks and dividend payments are impressive. Though positive on the recent labor deals inked by Southwest Airlines, we believe that the accords will hurt the bottom line in the fourth quarter." (1/17/2017)
Who owns Southwest Airlines Company stock?
Southwest Airlines Company's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (5.63%), State Street Corp (3.75%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.00%), AQR Capital Management LLC (0.99%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (0.55%) and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (0.48%). Company insiders that own Southwest Airlines Company stock include David W Biegler, De Ven Michael G Van, Gary C Kelly, Jeff Lamb, John T Montford, Mark R Shaw, Robert E Jordan, Tammy Romo and William H Dr Cunningham.
Who sold Southwest Airlines Company stock? Who is selling Southwest Airlines Company stock?
Southwest Airlines Company's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Capital Management LLC, FMR LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, AQR Capital Management LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Tyvor Capital LLC, Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky and Loomis Sayles & Co. L P. Company insiders that have sold Southwest Airlines Company stock in the last year include David W Biegler, Gary C Kelly, Jeff Lamb, John T Montford, Mark R Shaw and Tammy Romo.
Who bought Southwest Airlines Company stock? Who is buying Southwest Airlines Company stock?
Southwest Airlines Company's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Putnam Investments LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bluestein R H & Co., Appaloosa LP, Alyeska Investment Group L.P., Asset Management One Co. Ltd. and NWQ Investment Management Company LLC. Company insiders that have bought Southwest Airlines Company stock in the last two years include De Ven Michael G Van, Gary C Kelly and William H Dr Cunningham.
How do I buy Southwest Airlines Company stock?
Shares of Southwest Airlines Company can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
How much does a share of Southwest Airlines Company stock cost?
One share of Southwest Airlines Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $58.54.