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Southwest Airlines Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.83 (+1.73 %)
(As of 01/14/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $48.82
50-Day Range
MA: $46.70
52-Week Range
Now: $48.82
Volume8.07 million shs
Average Volume6.85 million shs
Market Capitalization$28.82 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
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, 2019, the company operated a total of 747 Boeing 737 aircraft; and served 101 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, and restaurants. 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, an iPadOS app, and an android app; and SWABIZ, an online booking tool. Further, it offers ancillary services, such as Southwest's EarlyBird Check-In, upgraded boarding, and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors. Southwest Airlines Co. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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Overall MarketRank

1.51 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

66th out of 210 stocks

Air Transportation, Scheduled Industry

4th out of 27 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 2.9Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Air transportation, scheduled



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$22.43 billion
Cash Flow$7.07 per share
Book Value$19.01 per share


Net Income$2.30 billion


Market Cap$28.82 billion
Next Earnings Date1/28/2021 (Estimated)
+0.83 (+1.73 %)
(As of 01/14/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Southwest Airlines' stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Southwest Airlines' stock was trading at $42.49 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, LUV stock has increased by 14.9% and is now trading at $48.82.
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Is Southwest Airlines a buy right now?

22 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southwest Airlines in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 17 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Southwest Airlines stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Southwest Airlines?

Wall Street analysts have given Southwest Airlines a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Southwest Airlines wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Southwest Airlines' next earnings date?

Southwest Airlines is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 28th 2021.
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How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 22nd. The airline reported ($1.99) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($2.35) by $0.36. The airline earned $1.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.71 billion. Southwest Airlines had a negative return on equity of 22.65% and a negative net margin of 12.94%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 68.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.23 EPS.
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How often does Southwest Airlines pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Wednesday, March 25th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 3rd.
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What price target have analysts set for LUV?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Southwest Airlines' stock. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Southwest Airlines' share price to reach $49.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.4% from the stock's current price.
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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), The Walt Disney (DIS), The Boeing (BA), Bank of America (BAC), AT&T (T), Tesla (TSLA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Micron Technology (MU) and Netflix (NFLX).

Who are Southwest Airlines' key executives?

Southwest Airlines' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Gary C. Kelly, Chairman & CEO (Age 66)
  • Mr. Thomas M. Nealon, Pres (Age 60, Pay $1.35M)
  • Ms. Tammy Romo, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Michael G. Van de Ven, Chief Operating Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Robert E. Jordan, Exec. VP of Corp. Services (Age 60)
  • Mr. Ray Schuster, Managing Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting
  • Mr. Thomas Merritt, VP of Technology – Infrastructure & Services and CTO
  • Ms. Kathleen A. Wayton, Sr. VP of Technology & Chief Information Officer (Age 61)
  • Mr. Ryan Martinez, Managing Director of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Mark R. Shaw, Exec. VP and Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer (Age 58)

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.19%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.08%), Granite Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%), Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%) and CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp (0.02%). Company insiders that own Southwest Airlines stock include Andrew M Watterson, Berkshire Hathaway Inc and Gregory D Wells.
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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 Xcel Wealth Management LLC, CX Institutional, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Granite Investment Advisors LLC, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, Diversified Trust Co, Fulton Bank N.A., and Symphony Financial Ltd. Co.. Company insiders that have sold Southwest Airlines company stock in the last year include Andrew M Watterson, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, and Gregory D Wells.
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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 Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Scout Investments Inc., CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, Deane Retirement Strategies Inc., Sowell Financial Services LLC, First American Bank, and IMS Capital Management.
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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.

What is Southwest Airlines' stock price today?

One share of LUV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.82.

How big of a company is Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $28.82 billion and generates $22.43 billion in revenue each year. The airline earns $2.30 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.27 on an earnings per share basis. Southwest Airlines employs 60,800 workers across the globe.

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.

This page was last updated on 1/15/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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