NYSE:LUV - Southwest Airlines Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$52.39 -0.19 (-0.36 %)
(As of 11/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$52.58
Today's Range$52.0750 - $52.8412
52-Week Range$47.10 - $66.99
Volume3.01 million shs
Average Volume5.29 million shs
Market Capitalization$29.57 billion
P/E Ratio14.97
Dividend Yield1.20%
Beta1.22
Southwest Airlines Co. operates a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated a total of 706 Boeing 737 aircraft; and served 100 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 10 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, such as car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. In addition, the company offers a suite of digital platforms to support customers' needs across the travel journey, including Southwest.com, mobile.southwest.com, an iOS app, an android app, an email subscription service, and push notifications; and Swabiz.com, a Website for business customers that offer businesses shared stored company credit cards, company activity reporting, and centralized traveler management services. Southwest Airlines Co. was founded in 1967 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Air transportation, scheduled
Sub-IndustryAirlines
SectorTransportation
Current SymbolNYSE:LUV
Previous Symbol
CUSIP84474110
Phone214-792-4000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.47
Current Ratio0.71
Quick Ratio0.65

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio14.97
Forward P/E Ratio12.69
P/E Growth1.14

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$21.17 billion
Price / Sales1.39
Cash Flow$5.5853 per share
Price / Cash9.38
Book Value$17.58 per share
Price / Book2.98

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.50
Net Income$3.49 billion
Net Margins17.18%
Return on Equity22.27%
Return on Assets8.61%

Miscellaneous

Employees56,100
Outstanding Shares562,310,000
Market Cap$29.57 billion
OptionableOptionable

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southwest Airlines' stock symbol?

Southwest Airlines trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LUV."

How often does Southwest Airlines pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 14th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share on Wednesday, January 2nd. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.22%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 4th. View Southwest Airlines' Dividend History.

How will Southwest Airlines' stock buyback program work?

Southwest Airlines declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) announced its earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The airline reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.06 by $0.02. The airline earned $5.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.56 billion. Southwest Airlines had a return on equity of 22.27% and a net margin of 17.18%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.88 earnings per share. View Southwest Airlines' Earnings History.

When is Southwest Airlines' next earnings date?

Southwest Airlines is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Southwest Airlines.

What price target have analysts set for LUV?

20 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Southwest Airlines' stock. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $85.00. On average, they expect Southwest Airlines' share price to reach $65.6111 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 25.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Southwest Airlines.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Southwest Airlines?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southwest Airlines in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Southwest Airlines.

Has Southwest Airlines been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about LUV stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Southwest Airlines earned a media sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the airline a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines saw a decrease in short interest in October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totalling 12,455,165 shares, a decrease of 16.3% from the September 28th total of 14,888,570 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,832,879 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.6 days. Approximately 2.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Southwest Airlines' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Southwest Airlines' key competitors?

Who are Southwest Airlines' key executives?

Southwest Airlines' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Gary C. Kelly, Chairman & CEO (Age 63)
  • Mr. Thomas M. Nealon, Pres (Age 57)
  • Ms. Tammy Romo, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Michael G. Van de Ven, Chief Operating Officer (Age 56)
  • Mr. Robert E. Jordan, Exec. VP of Corp. Services (Age 57)

Who are Southwest Airlines' major shareholders?

Southwest Airlines' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Primecap Management Co. CA (13.15%), BlackRock Inc. (4.75%), FMR LLC (2.26%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.15%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.98%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (0.92%). Company insiders that own Southwest Airlines stock include Andrew M Watterson, De Ven Michael G Van, Douglas H Brooks, Gary C Kelly, Gregory D Wells, J Veronica Biggins, Jeff Lamb, John T Montford, Mark R Shaw, Robert E Jordan, Tammy Romo and William H Dr Cunningham. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Southwest Airlines.

Which institutional investors are selling Southwest Airlines stock?

LUV stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Point72 Asset Management L.P., Deutsche Bank AG, BlackRock Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Alliancebernstein L.P., Prudential Financial Inc., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Glenmede Trust Co. NA. Company insiders that have sold Southwest Airlines company stock in the last year include Andrew M Watterson, De Ven Michael G Van, Douglas H Brooks, Gary C Kelly, Gregory D Wells, John T Montford, Mark R Shaw, Robert E Jordan and Tammy Romo. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southwest Airlines.

Which institutional investors are buying Southwest Airlines stock?

LUV stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, FMR LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Teachers Advisors LLC, Bowen Hanes & Co. Inc., Primecap Management Co. CA, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC and BlueMountain Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southwest Airlines.

How do I buy shares of Southwest Airlines?

Shares of LUV can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Southwest Airlines' stock price today?

One share of LUV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $52.39.

How big of a company is Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $29.57 billion and generates $21.17 billion in revenue each year. The airline earns $3.49 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.50 on an earnings per share basis. Southwest Airlines employs 56,100 workers across the globe.

What is Southwest Airlines' official website?

The official website for Southwest Airlines is http://www.southwest.com.

How can I contact Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines' mailing address is 2702 LOVE FIELD DRIVE P O BOX 36611, DALLAS TX, 75235. The airline can be reached via phone at 214-792-4000.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Southwest Airlines (NYSE LUV)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  920 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  639 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,559
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Southwest Airlines and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LUV will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LUV will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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