NYSE:LUV - Southwest Airlines Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$52.06 -0.12 (-0.23 %)
(As of 06/18/2018 11:44 AM ET)
Previous Close$51.81
Today's Range$51.38 - $52.13
52-Week Range$49.76 - $66.99
Volume86,761 shs
Average Volume6.68 million shs
Market Capitalization$30.25 billion
P/E Ratio14.87
Dividend Yield1.23%

About Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)

Southwest Airlines logoSouthwest 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, Turks, and Chaos. 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Air transportation, scheduled


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.50
Current Ratio0.67
Quick Ratio0.61


Trailing P/E Ratio14.87
Forward P/E Ratio12.00
P/E Growth0.95

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$21.17 billion
Price / Sales1.43
Cash Flow$5.5918 per share
Price / Cash9.31
Book Value$17.58 per share
Price / Book2.96


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.50
Net Income$3.49 billion
Net Margins16.95%
Return on Equity23.25%
Return on Assets8.80%


Outstanding Shares579,800,000

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 Thursday, May 17th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 6th will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share on Wednesday, June 27th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 5th. This is a boost from Southwest Airlines's previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. View Southwest Airlines' Dividend History.

How will Southwest Airlines' stock buyback program work?

Southwest Airlines announced that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) announced its earnings results on Thursday, April, 26th. The airline reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.01. The airline earned $4.94 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5 billion. Southwest Airlines had a return on equity of 23.25% and a net margin of 16.95%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.61 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, 26th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Southwest Airlines.

What price target have analysts set for LUV?

20 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Southwest Airlines' shares. Their forecasts range from $49.76 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate Southwest Airlines' share price to reach $67.2089 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Southwest Airlines.

Who are some of Southwest Airlines' key competitors?

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)

Has Southwest Airlines been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about LUV stock have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southwest Airlines earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern's scale. They also gave media headlines about the airline an impact score of 44.34 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Southwest Airlines' major shareholders?

Southwest Airlines' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.16%), Boston Partners (1.44%), Northern Trust Corp (1.00%), Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (0.80%), Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. (0.63%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.57%). Company insiders that own Southwest Airlines stock include 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 Millennium Management LLC, Element Capital Management LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, New York State Common Retirement Fund, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., State of Tennessee Treasury Department and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Southwest Airlines company stock in the last year include De Ven Michael G Van, Douglas H Brooks, Gary C Kelly, Gregory D Wells, J Veronica Biggins, John T Montford, Robert E Jordan and Tammy Romo. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southwest Airlines.

Which institutional investors are buying Southwest Airlines stock?

LUV stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Partners, Rockefeller Capital Management L.P., American Century Companies Inc., Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Toronto Dominion Bank, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Point72 Asset Management L.P. and Prudential Financial Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Southwest Airlines stock in the last two years include De Ven Michael G Van, Gary C Kelly and William H Dr Cunningham. 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 $52.06.

How big of a company is Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $30.25 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.

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 (LUV)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  815 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  524 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,339
MarketBeat'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 6/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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