Southwest Airlines Company Profile (NYSE:LUV)

About Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines logoSouthwest 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
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $36.66
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $38.38
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $41.25
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 9.73
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.10
  • P/E Growth: 0.69
  • Market Cap: $22.76B
  • Outstanding Shares: 620,232,000
  • Beta: 0.93
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.64)
Consensus Price Target: $50.02 (36.32% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/21/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$43.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$52.50 -> $34.00View Rating Details
7/26/2016Evercore ISIUpgradeHold -> Buy$47.00 -> $37.36View Rating Details
7/25/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingOutperform$48.00View Rating Details
7/25/2016ArgusDowngradeBuy -> Hold$32.94 -> $37.83View Rating Details
7/22/2016Buckingham ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
7/22/2016Cowen and CompanyLower Price TargetOutperform$49.00 -> $47.00View Rating Details
6/25/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$57.00View Rating Details
5/16/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/19/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
4/15/2016Barclays PLCUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal Weight$41.00 -> $48.00View Rating Details
3/29/2016StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$60.00View Rating Details
1/25/2016Wolfe ResearchReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
9/3/2015Imperial CapitalReiterated RatingOutperform$64.00View Rating Details
6/12/2015Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$62.00 -> $58.00View Rating Details
2/18/2015Bank of America Corp.Initiated CoverageBuy$52.00View Rating Details
1/23/2015Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$60.00 -> $65.00View Rating Details
1/16/2015CRT CapitalBoost Price TargetBuy$54.00 -> $59.00View Rating Details
8/28/2014Edward JonesDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/26/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/21/2016Q216$1.21$1.19$5.41 billion$5.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$0.84$0.88$4.81 billion$4.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/21/2016Q415$0.90$0.90$5.00 billion$5.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.92$0.94$5.11 billion$5.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$1.02$1.03$5.14 billion$5.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.65$0.66$4.41 billion$4.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2015Q414$0.55$0.59$4.59 billion$4.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.53$0.55$4.79 billion$4.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.60$0.70$4.92 billion$5.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.17$0.18$4.17 billion$4.17 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2014Q413$0.29$0.33$4.39 billion$4.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.33$0.34$4.53 billion$4.55 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.38$0.38$4.66 billion$4.64 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.02$0.07$4.08 billion$4.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2013Q4 2012$0.07$0.09$4.22 billion$4.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2012$0.13$0.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$0.32$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2012($0.05)($0.02)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/19/2012$0.08$0.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2011$0.13$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.20$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2011$0.03$0.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/20/2011$0.15$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.86 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.03 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
Annual Dividend:$0.40
Dividend Yield:1.09%
Payout Ratio:10.61% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
10.36% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
9.93% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:110.40% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/3/2016De Ven Michael G VanCOOBuy4,200$35.77$150,234.00View SEC Filing  
8/3/2016William H Dr CunninghamDirectorBuy5,700$35.80$204,060.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Gary C KellyInsiderBuy28,106$35.58$1,000,011.48View SEC Filing  
7/27/2016Mark R ShawSVPSell1,776$37.62$66,813.12View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016John T MontfordDirectorSell1,210$43.31$52,405.10View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016Jeff LambEVPSell18,765$41.79$784,189.35View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016Mark R ShawSVPSell100$47.31$4,731.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2016David W BieglerDirectorSell8,000$46.94$375,520.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Jeff LambEVPSell6,662$40.67$270,943.54View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015Gary C. KellyCEOSell19,642$46.75$918,263.50View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015Robert E. JordanEVPSell55,031$45.76$2,518,218.56View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015William H Dr CunninghamDirectorBuy2,500$37.86$94,650.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2015Gary C KellyCEOSell37,500$40.31$1,511,625.00View SEC Filing  
1/26/2015Ron RicksEVPSell18,560$45.88$851,532.80View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Tammy RomoCFOSell12,312$39.36$484,600.32View SEC Filing  
8/22/2014Daniel D VillanuevaDirectorSell10,000$31.73$317,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2014Gary C KellyCEOSell60,600$31.22$1,891,932.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2014Robert E JordanEVPSell45,511$31.41$1,429,500.51View SEC Filing  
8/20/2014De Ven Michael G VanCOOSell78,907$31.29$2,469,000.03View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Ron RicksEVPSell37,400$28.22$1,055,428.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2014Robert E JordanEVPSell45,000$25.81$1,161,450.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Gary KellyCEOSell42,802$24.96$1,068,337.92View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Ron RicksEVPSell30,911$25.09$775,556.99View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Tammy RomoCFOSell7,313$25.10$183,556.30View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Ron RicksEVPSell22,452$25.03$561,973.56View SEC Filing  
5/16/2014Tammy RomoCFOSell17,750$24.49$434,697.50View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014Ron RicksEVPSell21,700$23.77$515,809.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2014Douglas BrooksDirectorBuy5,000$20.46$102,300.00View SEC Filing  
1/27/2014Ron RicksEVPSell35,000$20.81$728,350.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Ron RicksEVPSell13,726$18.71$256,813.46View SEC Filing  
10/30/2013Jeff LambEVPSell14,612$17.07$249,426.84View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013De Ven Michael G VanCOOSell1,000$14.31$14,310.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Robert E JordanEVPSell63,162$14.10$890,584.20View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013De Ven Michael G VanCOOSell68,475$14.23$974,399.25View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Tammy RomoCFOSell38,926$14.22$553,527.72View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Jeff LambEVPSell30,000$14.27$428,100.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
DateHeadline logoSouthwest unveils new interior for planes, employee uniforms (NYSE:LUV) - August 26 at 9:00 AM
News IconLeading stocks in today’s market: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) (NYSE:LUV) - August 26 at 9:00 AM
News IconNotable Trader's Round Up: Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV ... - NYSE Journal (press release) (NYSE:LUV) - August 25 at 11:07 AM
News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV), Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:LUV) - August 25 at 11:07 AM logoInvestor's Alert: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), Comerica Incorporated (CMA), Xilinx Inc. (XLNX) - iStreetWire (NYSE:LUV) - August 25 at 11:07 AM logoIs Southwest's "Bags Fly Free" Policy Hurting on-Time Departures? (NYSE:LUV) - August 25 at 11:07 AM logoUnions welcome departure of Southwest Airlines labor chief; pilots picket en masse (NYSE:LUV) - August 24 at 5:53 PM
News IconSouthwest Airlines announces retirement of its SVP Labor Relations Randy Babbitt after 50 years (NYSE:LUV) - August 24 at 5:53 PM
News IconSouthwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) from Regional Airlines – Todays Top Gains (NYSE:LUV) - August 24 at 5:53 PM
News IconSVP of labor relations to retire from Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) - August 24 at 9:06 AM logoSouthwest Airlines labor relations chief announces retirement (NYSE:LUV) - August 24 at 9:06 AM logoSouthwest Labor Acrimony Threatens Fun-Loving Family Reputation (NYSE:LUV) - August 24 at 9:06 AM
News IconRandy Babbitt Announces Retirement From Southwest Airlines. South Carolina SC (NYSE:LUV) - August 23 at 6:15 PM logoRandy Babbitt Announces Retirement From Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) - August 23 at 6:15 PM logoSouthwest’s Babbitt Retires Amid Rancorous Labor Talks (NYSE:LUV) - August 23 at 6:15 PM logoWho Is Driving Southwest Airline's Management Team (LUV) (NYSE:LUV) - August 22 at 6:02 PM logoTelecom giant to offer service in Cuba (NYSE:LUV) - August 22 at 6:02 PM
News IconSouthwest Airlines to fly nonstop between Los Angeles, 3 coastal regions in Mexico (NYSE:LUV) - August 22 at 10:36 AM
News IconSouthwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) & Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) Hot Stock's Alert - Money News (press release) (NYSE:LUV) - August 20 at 10:09 AM logoMost limits on US-Mexico flights are about to be lifted (NYSE:LUV) - August 20 at 10:09 AM logoMajor airlines face turbulent times ahead (NYSE:LUV) - August 20 at 10:09 AM logoDelta vs. Southwest: Which Airline Can Get Out of Sell Zone? (NYSE:LUV) - August 19 at 5:59 PM
News IconRegional Airlines: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Position of the day (NYSE:LUV) - August 19 at 5:59 PM logoSouthwest Airlines (LUV) Announces New Flights to Mexico (NYSE:LUV) - August 19 at 9:02 AM
News IconSouthwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) & Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) Hot Stock’s Alert (NYSE:LUV) - August 19 at 9:02 AM
News IconThe US government’s fix for airlines’ tech problems is to do nothing (NYSE:LUV) - August 19 at 9:02 AM logoHow the Southwest Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards (LUV) (NYSE:LUV) - August 18 at 6:07 PM
News IconSouthwest Airlines To Fly Nonstop Between Los Angeles (LAX) And Cancun, Los Cabos, And Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (NYSE:LUV) - August 18 at 6:07 PM
News IconUpdate on Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for the day (NYSE:LUV) - August 18 at 6:07 PM
News IconTop Gainers of the Day: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) from Regional Airlines (NYSE:LUV) - August 17 at 9:05 AM
News IconSouthwest, Delta technical outages draw congressional scrutiny - Dallas Morning News (NYSE:LUV) - August 16 at 3:37 PM logoSee Which Of The Latest 13F Filers Holds Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) - August 15 at 6:13 PM logoTepper's Appaloosa Management Remains Cautious About S&P and Airlines, Focuses on Pharmaceuticals (AGN, LUV) (NYSE:LUV) - August 15 at 6:13 PM logoAnother Flight Cancellation Nightmare: Are Airlines Skimping on IT? (NYSE:LUV) - August 14 at 12:30 PM logoLUV Stock: Southwest’s Foolishness Is Your Gain (NYSE:LUV) - August 13 at 5:48 PM
News IconNoteworthy Stocks Activity: Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV), Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE) - Post Registrar (NYSE:LUV) - August 12 at 6:07 PM logoDavid Tepper Goes Big on Allergan, Shies From S&P (NYSE:LUV) - August 12 at 6:07 PM logoLUV Stock: Southwest’s Foolishness Is Your Gain (NYSE:LUV) - August 12 at 12:19 PM logoMore airline outages seen as carriers grapple with aging technology (NYSE:LUV) - August 12 at 9:15 AM logoSouthwest Airlines computer outage costs could reach $82 million (NYSE:LUV) - August 11 at 6:21 PM logo7 annoying things we learned from Delta, Southwest disruptions (NYSE:LUV) - August 11 at 6:21 PM logoQuestions Abound as Delta Power Outage Should Have Been Preventable (NYSE:LUV) - August 11 at 6:21 PM logoSouthwest Airlines computer outage costs could reach $82M (NYSE:LUV) - August 11 at 6:21 PM logoWhy Didn't Delta Prevent Its Power Outage? (NYSE:LUV) - August 11 at 6:21 PM logoWhy Southwest Airlines is warming to codeshare and interline agreements (NYSE:LUV) - August 11 at 6:21 PM logoSouthwest Airlines (LUV) Load Factor Fell 0.8 Points in July 2016; Updates Q3 RASM Outlook (NYSE:LUV) - August 11 at 9:11 AM logoSouthwest Airlines July Traffic Up; RASM Guidance Hits Stock (NYSE:LUV) - August 11 at 9:11 AM logoSouthwest outage, cancelled flights cost an estimated $54M (NYSE:LUV) - August 11 at 9:11 AM
News IconSouthwest Airlines July Traffic And Capacity Rise (NYSE:LUV) - August 10 at 6:24 PM
News IconSouthwest Airlines Reports Jul. Traffic. South Carolina SC (NYSE:LUV) - August 10 at 9:00 AM


Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Chart for Friday, August, 26, 2016

Last Updated on 8/26/2016 by Staff