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: $38.40
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $39.02
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $40.29
  • 52-Week Range: $33.96 - $51.34
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.19
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.97
  • P/E Growth: 0.85
  • Market Cap: $23.82B
  • Outstanding Shares: 620,232,000
  • Beta: 0.8
  • Net Margins: 11.95%
  • Return on Equity: 34.25%
  • Return on Assets: 11.65%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.42%
  • Current Ratio: 0.57%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.53%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.69)
Consensus Price Target: $48.80 (27.08% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/10/2016Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageMarket Perform -> Outperform$51.00View Rating Details
10/1/2016Bank of America Corp.Set Price TargetBuy$50.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetBuy$48.00View Rating Details
9/9/2016Imperial CapitalInitiated CoverageOutperform$46.00View Rating Details
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
7/25/2016ArgusDowngradeBuy -> 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
6/12/2015Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$62.00 -> $58.00View 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
(Data available from 10/26/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/26/2016Q316$0.88$0.93$5.17 billion$5.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $3.77 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.85 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q3 20161$0.85$0.85$0.85
Q1 20171$0.75$0.75$0.75
Q2 20171$1.18$1.18$1.18
Q3 20171$0.98$0.98$0.98
Q4 20171$0.92$0.92$0.92
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
Annual Dividend:$0.40
Dividend Yield:1.04%
Dividend Growth:110.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:10.61% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
10.61% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
10.39% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

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)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.18%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 78.41%
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 logoTraders say Southwest struggles don't doom airlines — here's where they're looking (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 7:12 PM
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News IconAnalysts Rating Stocks Watch: Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) & Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE:SCHW) - Money News (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoLUV CEO: Solid quarter except for tech glitch (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoSouthwest Airlines shares climb after earnings beat (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoSouthwest tops Street 3Q forecasts (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoSouthwest Airlines earnings beat, but revenue is light (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoQ3 2016 Southwest Airlines Co Earnings Release - 06:30 am ET (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoSouthwest Airlines' stock turns lower, erasing earlier gains (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoSouthwest Airlines Tumbles as Revenue Falls (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoSouthwest Airlines (LUV) Stock Retreats on Q3 Revenue Miss (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoSouthwest Airlines (LUV) Q3 Earnings Beat (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoSouthwest Sees Unit Revenue Worsening In Q4 After Q3 Disappoints (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoSouthwest CEO: Planning Slower Growth in 2017 (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoSouthwest Airlines is getting slammed after missing on revenue and giving a bleak outlook (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoSouthwest 3Q profit falls 34 percent on higher costs (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoSouthwest's Stock Nosedives On Disappointing Outlook (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 9:22 AM logoSouthwest Airlines quarterly profit falls 33.6 pct (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 8:20 AM logoTechnology outage and lower fares hit Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 7:54 AM logoSouthwest Airlines Reports Mixed Q3 Results (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 7:35 AM logoSouthwest Tops Street 3Q Forecasts - New York Times (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 7:35 AM logoSouthwest Airlines beats by $0.05, misses on revenue (NYSE:LUV) - October 26 at 6:34 AM
News IconTwo Services Companies Are Hot: CBS Corporation (CBS), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) - The Independent Republic (NYSE:LUV) - October 25 at 11:03 AM logoSouthwest Airlines to Discuss Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results on October 26, 2016 (NYSE:LUV) - October 25 at 11:03 AM logoAirline Stocks Q3 Earnings Slated on Oct 26: LUV, ALGT, VLRS (NYSE:LUV) - October 25 at 11:03 AM logoAirline Stocks Getting Plenty Of Lift (NYSE:LUV) - October 25 at 5:28 AM logoMomentum Stocks: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), Helios and ... - iStreetWire (NYSE:LUV) - October 24 at 5:46 PM
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News Icon2 Stocks Attracting Analyst Attention: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:LUV) - October 24 at 5:46 PM logoWill Southwest Airlines (LUV) Disappoint in Q3 Earnings? - Nasdaq (NYSE:LUV) - October 24 at 5:46 PM logoWhat to Expect When Southwest Airlines (LUV) Posts Q3 Results (NYSE:LUV) - October 24 at 5:46 PM logoWill Southwest Airlines (LUV) Disappoint in Q3 Earnings? (NYSE:LUV) - October 24 at 11:26 AM logoAllegiant Travel (ALGT): A Beat in the Cards in Q3 Earnings? (NYSE:LUV) - October 24 at 11:26 AM
News IconChesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) & Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) Stocks in the Spotlight - Money News (NYSE:LUV) - October 23 at 5:51 PM
News IconConcert Wealth Management Inc. Sold shares of Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) - DailyQuint (NYSE:LUV) - October 23 at 5:51 PM
News IconSouthwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) from Regional Airlines – Todays Top Gains (NYSE:LUV) - October 22 at 10:05 AM logo3 Trending Stocks: Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), Altria Group, Inc. (MO) - iStreetWire (NYSE:LUV) - October 21 at 9:25 AM


Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Chart for Wednesday, October, 26, 2016

Last Updated on 10/26/2016 by Staff