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NYSE:LUV

Southwest Airlines - LUV Stock Forecast, Price & News

$39.28
+0.94 (+2.45%)
(As of 08/10/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$38.98
$39.66
50-Day Range
$34.98
$44.88
52-Week Range
$34.36
$56.33
Volume
3.35 million shs
Average Volume
6.82 million shs
Market Capitalization
$23.31 billion
P/E Ratio
25.02
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$53.06

Southwest Airlines MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.65 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
35.1% Upside
$53.06 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.64% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-6.71
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.04mentions of Southwest Airlines in the last 14 days
Based on 21 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$105,110 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
46.50%
From $2.43 to $3.56 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.87 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

11th out of 125 stocks

Air Transportation, Scheduled Industry

2nd out of 18 stocks

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About Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Stock

Southwest Airlines Co. operates as a passenger airline company that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated a total fleet of 728 Boeing 737 aircrafts; and served 121 destinations in 42 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 provides inflight entertainment and connectivity services on Wi-Fi enabled aircrafts; and Rapid Rewards loyalty program that enables program members to earn points for dollars spent on Southwest base fares. In addition, the company offers a suite of digital platforms to support customers' travel needs, including websites and apps; and SWABIZ, an online booking tool. Further, it provides ancillary services, such as Southwest's EarlyBird Check-In, upgraded boarding, and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on LUV shares. Susquehanna upgraded shares of Southwest Airlines from a "neutral" rating to a "positive" rating and set a $45.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. Susquehanna Bancshares upgraded Southwest Airlines from a "neutral" rating to a "positive" rating and set a $45.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. Citigroup raised their price target on Southwest Airlines from $48.00 to $53.00 in a report on Monday, May 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on shares of Southwest Airlines from $62.00 to $72.00 in a report on Friday, April 29th. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut their target price on shares of Southwest Airlines from $70.00 to $65.00 and set an "overweight" rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus target price of $53.06.

Southwest Airlines Price Performance

Southwest Airlines stock traded up $0.94 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $39.28. 3,354,170 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,815,134. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of $38.79 and a 200-day simple moving average of $42.40. The firm has a market cap of $23.31 billion, a PE ratio of 25.02, a PEG ratio of 2.67 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.66 and a quick ratio of 1.59. Southwest Airlines has a 12 month low of $34.36 and a 12 month high of $56.33.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV - Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The airline reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.91 by $0.39. Southwest Airlines had a return on equity of 5.54% and a net margin of 4.71%. The company had revenue of $6.73 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.69 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.35) earnings per share. Southwest Airlines's revenue was up 67.9% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities research analysts expect that Southwest Airlines will post 2.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling at Southwest Airlines

In other news, Director John T. Montford sold 2,300 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.70, for a total transaction of $105,110.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 23,296 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,064,627.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.32% of the company's stock.

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LUV Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/28/2022
Today
8/10/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/20/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Air transportation, scheduled
Sub-Industry
Airlines
CUSIP
84474110
Employees
55,100
Year Founded
1967

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$53.06
High Stock Price Forecast
$72.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$36.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+35.1%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.65
Research Coverage
17 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$977 million
Pretax Margin
6.32%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$15.79 billion
Book Value
$17.59 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
591,451,000
Market Cap
$23.31 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.00

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LUV Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Southwest Airlines stock right now?

17 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southwest Airlines in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings, 10 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" LUV shares.
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What is Southwest Airlines' stock price forecast for 2022?

17 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Southwest Airlines' stock. Their LUV share price forecasts range from $36.00 to $72.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $53.06 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 34.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have LUV shares performed in 2022?

Southwest Airlines' stock was trading at $42.84 at the beginning of the year. Since then, LUV shares have decreased by 7.8% and is now trading at $39.50.
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Are investors shorting Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines saw a decrease in short interest in the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 10,210,000 shares, a decrease of 15.3% from the June 30th total of 12,050,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,620,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.8 days. Approximately 1.7% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Southwest Airlines' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 20th 2022.
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How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 28th. The airline reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.91 by $0.39. The airline had revenue of $6.73 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.69 billion. Southwest Airlines had a net margin of 4.71% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 5.54%. The firm's revenue was up 67.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.35) earnings per share.
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What guidance has Southwest Airlines issued on next quarter's earnings?

Southwest Airlines issued an update on its third quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $6.09 billion-$6.32 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $6.60 billion.

What is Gary C. Kelly's approval rating as Southwest Airlines' CEO?

1,507 employees have rated Southwest Airlines Chief Executive Officer Gary C. Kelly on Glassdoor.com. Gary C. Kelly has an approval rating of 94% among the company's employees. This puts Gary C. Kelly in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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), AT&T (T), Tesla (TSLA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Micron Technology (MU) and Netflix (NFLX).

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 Oldfield Partners LLP (0.38%), TD Asset Management Inc. (0.24%), Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH (0.21%), Ruffer LLP (0.18%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.18%) and Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.16%). Insiders that own company stock include Andrew M Watterson, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, De Ven Michael G Van, Gregory D Wells, John T Montford, Tammy Romo, Thomas M Nealon and Thomas W Gilligan.
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How do I buy shares of Southwest Airlines?

Shares of LUV stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Southwest Airlines' stock price today?

One share of LUV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $39.50.

How much money does Southwest Airlines make?

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) has a market capitalization of $23.44 billion and generates $15.79 billion in revenue each year. The airline earns $977 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.57 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Southwest Airlines have?

The company employs 55,100 workers across the globe.

Does Southwest Airlines have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Southwest Airlines: AirTran Airways, AirTran Airways 717 Leasing Corporation, AirTran Airways Inc., AirTran Holdings LLC, Morris Air, Southwest Jet Fuel Co., TranStar Airlines, and Triple Crown Assurance Co..
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When was Southwest Airlines founded?

Southwest Airlines was founded in 1967.

How can I contact Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines' mailing address is 2702 LOVE FIELD DRIVE P O BOX 36611, DALLAS TX, 75235. The official website for the company is www.southwest.com. The airline can be reached via phone at (214) 792-4000 or via fax at 214-792-5015.

This page (NYSE:LUV) was last updated on 8/10/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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