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Southwest Airlines Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.57 (-1.41 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $39.83
50-Day Range
MA: $36.25
52-Week Range
Now: $39.83
Volume21.21 million shs
Average Volume15.23 million shs
Market Capitalization$23.49 billion
P/E Ratio99.58
Dividend YieldN/A
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, 2018, the company operated a total of 750 Boeing 737 aircraft; and served 99 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 offers inflight entertainment and connectivity service on Wi-Fi enabled aircraft; and sells points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards loyalty program, such as car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. In addition, the company provides a suite of digital platforms to support customers' needs across the travel journey, including Southwest.com, mobile.southwest.com, an iOS app, and an android app; 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.4Community Rank: 2.9Dividend Strength: 0.8Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.75 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Air transportation, scheduled



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$22.43 billion
Cash Flow$6.95 per share
Book Value$19.01 per share


Net Income$2.30 billion


Market Cap$23.49 billion
Next Earnings Date10/22/2020 (Estimated)
-0.57 (-1.41 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Southwest Airlines' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Southwest Airlines' stock was trading at $42.49 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, LUV stock has decreased by 6.3% and is now trading at $39.83.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Southwest Airlines?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southwest Airlines in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings, 13 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is Southwest Airlines' next earnings date?

Southwest Airlines is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 22nd 2020.
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How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 23rd. The airline reported ($2.67) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($2.53) by $0.14. The airline earned $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $867.19 million. Southwest Airlines had a net margin of 0.99% and a negative return on equity of 4.11%. Southwest Airlines's revenue was down 82.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.37 EPS.
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How often does Southwest Airlines pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Wednesday, March 25th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 3rd.
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What price target have analysts set for LUV?

20 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Southwest Airlines' stock. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $62.00. On average, they expect Southwest Airlines' share price to reach $46.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 17.4% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines saw a drop in short interest in the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 15,680,000 shares, a drop of 12.5% from the June 15th total of 17,910,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 25,140,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.6 days.
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Who are some of Southwest Airlines' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Southwest Airlines own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Southwest Airlines investors own include Delta Air Lines (DAL), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walt Disney (DIS), Boeing (BA), Bank of America (BAC), Alibaba Group (BABA), AT&T (T), Netflix (NFLX), Micron Technology (MU) and Tesla (TSLA).

Who are Southwest Airlines' key executives?

Southwest Airlines' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Gary C. Kelly, Chairman & CEO (Age 64)
  • Mr. Thomas M. Nealon, Pres (Age 58)
  • Ms. Tammy Romo, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Michael G. Van de Ven, Chief Operating Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Robert E. Jordan, Exec. VP of Corp. Services (Age 58)

What is Southwest Airlines' stock symbol?

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

Who are Southwest Airlines' major shareholders?

Southwest Airlines' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.11%), FIL Ltd (0.89%), U S Global Investors Inc. (0.65%), Provident Trust Co. (0.50%), Par Capital Management Inc. (0.43%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.41%). Company insiders that own Southwest Airlines stock include Andrew M Watterson, Berkshire Hathaway Inc and John T Montford.
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Which institutional investors are selling Southwest Airlines stock?

LUV stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, AQR Capital Management LLC, Glenmede Trust Co. NA, WS Management Lllp, LSV Asset Management, Ensign Peak Advisors Inc, Strs Ohio, and Bank of Nova Scotia. Company insiders that have sold Southwest Airlines company stock in the last year include Andrew M Watterson, and Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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Which institutional investors are buying Southwest Airlines stock?

LUV stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., FIL Ltd, U S Global Investors Inc., Par Capital Management Inc., Point72 Asset Management L.P., Two Sigma Advisers LP, Columbus Circle Investors, and Alyeska Investment Group L.P..
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Southwest Airlines' stock price today?

One share of LUV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $39.83.

How big of a company is Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $23.49 billion and generates $22.43 billion in revenue each year. The airline earns $2.30 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.27 on an earnings per share basis. Southwest Airlines employs 60,800 workers across the globe.

What is Southwest Airlines' official website?

The official website for Southwest Airlines is 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.

This page was last updated on 9/19/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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