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Southwest Airlines (LUV) Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.19 (+0.44%)
(As of 05/16/2022 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
4.58 million shs
Average Volume
6.22 million shs
Market Capitalization
$25.60 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
30 days | 90 days | 365 days | Advanced Chart
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About Southwest Airlines

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.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Air transportation, scheduled
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$15.79 billion
Book Value
$17.59 per share


Net Income
$977 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$25.60 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Social Links


Overall MarketRank

2.34 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

68th out of 173 stocks

Air Transportation, Scheduled Industry

9th out of 23 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.2Community Rank: 4.9Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Southwest Airlines a buy right now?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southwest Airlines in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Southwest Airlines stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in LUV, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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Are investors shorting Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines saw a decline in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 14,770,000 shares, a decline of 19.6% from the March 15th total of 18,380,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,850,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days. Approximately 2.5% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is Southwest Airlines' next earnings date?

Southwest Airlines is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 28th 2022.
View our earnings forecast for Southwest Airlines

How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 28th. The airline reported ($0.32) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.34) by $0.02. The airline had revenue of $4.69 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.67 billion. Southwest Airlines had a net margin of 3.17% and a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 4.39%. Southwest Airlines's revenue for the quarter was up 128.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($1.72) EPS.
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What guidance has Southwest Airlines issued on next quarter's earnings?

Southwest Airlines updated its second quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Monday, May, 9th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $6.38 billion-$6.62 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.61 billion.

What price target have analysts set for LUV?

17 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Southwest Airlines' stock. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $72.00. On average, they expect Southwest Airlines' stock price to reach $54.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 25.1% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Southwest Airlines' key executives?
Southwest Airlines' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Gary C. Kelly, Exec. Chairman (Age 67)
  • Mr. Robert E. Jordan, CEO & Director (Age 61)
  • Mr. Michael G. Van de Ven, COO & Pres (Age 60)
  • Ms. Tammy Romo, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Thomas M. Nealon, Strategic Advisor (Age 61, Pay $1.53M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Andrew M. Watterson, Exec. VP & Chief Commercial Officer (Age 55, Pay $1.02M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Ray Schuster, Managing Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting
  • Mr. Thomas Merritt, VP of Technology – Infrastructure & Services and CTO
  • Ms. Kathleen A. Merrill, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer of Technology (Age 62)
  • Mr. Ryan Martinez, VP of Investor Relations
What is Gary C. Kelly's approval rating as Southwest Airlines' CEO?

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

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), 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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.63%), Primecap Management Co. CA (9.03%), U S Global Investors Inc. (1.21%), Northern Trust Corp (0.82%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.73%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.48%). Company insiders that own Southwest Airlines stock include Andrew M Watterson, De Ven Michael G Van, Gregory D Wells, John T Montford, Tammy Romo, Thomas M Nealon and Thomas W Gilligan.
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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 Renaissance Technologies LLC, Vontobel Holding Ltd., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Primecap Management Co. CA, Tran Capital Management L.P., IMC Chicago LLC, Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc., and Group One Trading L.P.. Company insiders that have sold Southwest Airlines company stock in the last year include John T Montford, and Thomas W Gilligan.
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Which institutional investors are buying Southwest Airlines stock?

LUV stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oldfield Partners LLP, Scout Investments Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Interval Partners LP, Carmignac Gestion, Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH, and HighTower Advisors LLC.
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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 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 $43.18.

How much money does Southwest Airlines make?

Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $25.60 billion and generates $15.79 billion in revenue each year. The airline earns $977 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.939990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Southwest Airlines have?

Southwest Airlines 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..

When was Southwest Airlines founded?

Southwest Airlines was founded in 1967.

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 or via fax at 214-792-5015.

This page was last updated on 5/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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