NYSE:LUV - Southwest Airlines Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $52.07 -0.42 (-0.80 %) (As of 11/12/2018 01:42 PM ET)Previous Close$52.49Today's Range$51.54 - $52.7252-Week Range$47.10 - $66.99Volume2.29 million shsAverage Volume6.83 million shsMarket Capitalization$29.52 billionP/E Ratio14.88Dividend Yield1.22%Beta1.22 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive LUV News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for LUV and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Air transportation, scheduled Sub-IndustryAirlines SectorTransportation Current SymbolNYSE:LUV Previous Symbol CUSIP84474110 Webwww.southwest.com Phone214-792-4000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.47 Current Ratio0.71 Quick Ratio0.65 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio14.88 Forward P/E Ratio12.64 P/E Growth1.14 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$21.17 billion Price / Sales1.38 Cash Flow$5.5571 per share Price / Cash9.37 Book Value$18.06 per share Price / Book2.88 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 Employees57,674 Outstanding Shares562,310,000Market Cap$29.52 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share on Wednesday, September 12th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 21st. View Southwest Airlines' Dividend History. How will Southwest Airlines' stock buyback program work? Southwest Airlines declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan 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 reacquire up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter? Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) issued its earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The airline reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. The airline had revenue of $5.58 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.56 billion. Southwest Airlines had a net margin of 17.18% and a return on equity of 22.27%. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.88 EPS. 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? 19 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Southwest Airlines' stock. Their predictions range from $52.00 to $85.00. On average, they expect Southwest Airlines' share price to reach $66.5294 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 27.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Southwest Airlines. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Southwest Airlines? 19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southwest Airlines in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 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? Headlines about LUV stock have been trending negative on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Southwest Airlines earned a media sentiment score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the airline a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting Southwest Airlines? Southwest Airlines saw a decline in short interest in October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totalling 12,455,165 shares, a decline of 16.3% from the September 28th total of 14,888,570 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,832,879 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.6 days. Approximately 2.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Southwest Airlines' Current Options Chain. Who are some of Southwest Airlines' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Southwest Airlines include Delta Air Lines (DAL), Ryanair (RYAAY), American Airlines Group (AAL), Deutsche Lufthansa (DLAKY), China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H (CEA), Azul (AZUL), Alaska Air Group (ALK), Intl Cons Airl/S (ICAGY), easyJet (EJTTF), China Southern Airlines (ZNH), LATAM Airlines Group (LTM), JetBlue Airways (JBLU), CATHAY Pac AIRW/S (CPCAY), Air France-KLM (AFLYY) and Copa (CPA). 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (4.75%), FMR LLC (2.26%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.15%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.98%), Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. (0.62%) and American Century Companies Inc. (0.55%). 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 major investors are selling Southwest Airlines stock? LUV stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Alliancebernstein L.P., Prudential Financial Inc., American Century Companies Inc., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Wells Fargo & Company MN and Bank of Montreal Can. 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 major investors are buying Southwest Airlines stock? LUV stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Bowen Hanes & Co. Inc., Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc., WINTON GROUP Ltd, Toronto Dominion Bank and Provident Trust Co.. 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 $52.09. How big of a company is Southwest Airlines? Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $29.52 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 918 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 637 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,555MarketBeat'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 11/12/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the Dividend Aristocrat Index?