NYSE:LUV - Southwest Airlines Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $52.57 -0.80 (-1.50 %) (As of 05/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$53.37Today's Range$52.52 - $53.5252-Week Range$44.28 - $64.02Volume3.19 million shsAverage Volume4.79 million shsMarket Capitalization$28.55 billionP/E Ratio12.40Dividend Yield1.20%Beta1.49 ProfileAnalyst 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, 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. 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 CIK92380 Webhttp://www.southwest.com/ Phone214-792-4000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.28 Current Ratio0.63 Quick Ratio0.57Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.40 Forward P/E Ratio11.26 P/E Growth1.31 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$21.97 billion Price / Sales1.30 Cash Flow$6.5062 per share Price / Cash Flow8.08 Book Value$18.03 per share Price / Book2.92Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.24 Net Income$2.47 billion Net Margins10.78% Return on Equity23.94% Return on Assets8.99%Miscellaneous Employees58,800 Outstanding Shares543,065,000Market Cap$28.55 billion Next Earnings Date7/25/2019 (Estimated) 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 16th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Wednesday, June 26th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 4th. This is a boost from Southwest Airlines's previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. View Southwest Airlines' Dividend History. How will Southwest Airlines' stock buyback program work? Southwest Airlines declared that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter? Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 25th. The airline reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.09. The airline earned $5.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.14 billion. Southwest Airlines had a return on equity of 23.94% and a net margin of 10.78%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.79 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, July 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Southwest Airlines. How can I listen to Southwest Airlines' earnings call? Southwest Airlines will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, July 25th at 12:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link. What price target have analysts set for LUV? 18 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Southwest Airlines' stock. Their predictions range from $49.00 to $73.00. On average, they anticipate Southwest Airlines' stock price to reach $58.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Southwest Airlines. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Southwest Airlines? 18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southwest Airlines in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Southwest Airlines. Has Southwest Airlines been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about LUV stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Southwest Airlines earned a coverage optimism score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the airline a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Southwest Airlines' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Southwest Airlines include Delta Air Lines (DAL), United Continental (UAL), Ryanair (RYAAY), American Airlines Group (AAL), Deutsche Lufthansa (DLAKY), China Southern Airlines (ZNH), China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H (CEA), Azul (AZUL), Alaska Air Group (ALK), easyJet (EJTTF), CATHAY PAC AIRW/S (CPCAY), JetBlue Airways (JBLU), LATAM Airlines Group (LTM), INTL CONS AIRL/S (ICAGY) and Copa (CPA). 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 Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Delta Air Lines (DAL), Netflix (NFLX), Micron Technology (MU), Walt Disney (DIS), Bank of America (BAC), Intel (INTC), Visa (V) and Boeing (BA). Who are Southwest Airlines' key executives? Southwest Airlines' management team includes the folowing 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) Who are Southwest Airlines' major shareholders? Southwest Airlines' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Primecap Management Co. CA (13.56%), BlackRock Inc. (5.05%), Boston Partners (1.83%), FMR LLC (1.28%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.22%) and Bank of Montreal Can (1.12%). 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 institutional investors are selling Southwest Airlines stock? LUV stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, FMR LLC, BlackRock Inc., Morgan Stanley, Ackerman Capital Advisors LLC, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Wellington Management Group LLP and Macquarie Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Southwest Airlines company stock in the last year include Andrew M Watterson, John T Montford and Mark R Shaw. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southwest Airlines. Which institutional investors are buying Southwest Airlines stock? LUV stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AJO LP, Boston Partners, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Provident Trust Co., Maj Invest Holding A S, American Century Companies Inc., Man Group plc and Bank of Montreal Can. 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 $52.57. How big of a company is Southwest Airlines? Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $28.55 billion and generates $21.97 billion in revenue each year. The airline earns $2.47 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.24 on an earnings per share basis. Southwest Airlines employs 58,800 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: 2.9 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 954 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 698 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,652MarketBeat'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 5/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Can systematic risk be avoided? Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.