About Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest) operates Southwest Airlines, a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets. The Company provides point-to-point service. The Company offers ancillary service offerings, such as Southwest's EarlyBird Check-In and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors, in accordance with Southwest's respective policies. Southwest's Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program enables program members (Members) to earn points for every dollar spent on Southwest fares. Its Internet Website, Southwest.com, is an avenue for Southwest customers to purchase and manage travel online. As of December 31, 2016, Southwest operated a total of 723 Boeing 737 aircraft and served 101 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and eight near-international countries: Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, and Cuba.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Trailing P/E Ratio10.4278350515464
Forward P/E Ratio11.59
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$21.17 billion
Price / Sales1.60
Cash Flow$5.32 per share
Price / Cash10.81
Book Value$17.58 per share
Price / Book3.27
Net Income$3.49 billion
Return on Equity23.43%
Return on Assets8.68%
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 Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 7th will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share on Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 6th. View Southwest Airlines' Dividend History.
How will Southwest Airlines' stock buyback program work?
Southwest Airlines announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?
Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 25th. The airline reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.01. The airline had revenue of $5.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.25 billion. Southwest Airlines had a net margin of 16.48% and a return on equity of 23.43%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.75 EPS. View Southwest Airlines' Earnings History.
When will Southwest Airlines make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Southwest Airlines' stock going? Where will Southwest Airlines' stock price be in 2018?
16 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Southwest Airlines' stock. Their predictions range from $61.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate Southwest Airlines' stock price to reach $68.13 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Southwest Airlines.
Who are some of Southwest Airlines' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Southwest Airlines include FedEx (FDX), Delta Air Lines (DAL), Ryanair (RYAAY), American Airlines Group (AAL), United Continental (UAL), Deutsche Lufthansa (DLAKY), ANA (ALNPY), China Southern Airlines (ZNH), Azul (AZUL), Swire Pacific (SWRAY), LATAM Airlines Group (LTM), Easyjet (EJTTF), Alaska Air Group (ALK), International Consoltd Airlns Grp (ICAGY), JetBlue Airways (JBLU), Cathay Pacific Airways (CPCAY), Copa (CPA) and Air France KLM (AFLYY).
Who are Southwest Airlines' key executives?
Southwest Airlines' management team includes the folowing people:
- Gary C. Kelly, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer (Age 61)
- Thomas M. Nealon, President (Age 56)
- Ron Ricks, Vice Chairman of the Board (Age 67)
- Tammy Romo, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President (Age 54)
- Michael G. Van de Ven, Chief Operating Officer (Age 55)
- Robert E. Jordan, Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Vice President (Age 56)
- Gregory D. Wells, Executive Vice President - Daily Operations (Age 58)
- Kathleen Wayton, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
- Stan Alexander, Chief Technology Officer, Vice President
- William H. Cunningham Ph.D., Presiding Independent Director (Age 73)
Has Southwest Airlines been receiving favorable news coverage?
News headlines about LUV stock have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Southwest Airlines earned a daily sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the airline an impact score of 45.19 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.
Who are Southwest Airlines' major shareholders?
Southwest Airlines' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.08%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.41%), Egerton Capital UK LLP (1.23%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.92%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.82%) and Boston Partners (0.77%). Company insiders that own Southwest Airlines stock include David W Biegler, 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 Renaissance Technologies LLC, Millennium Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, First Quadrant L P CA, Boston Partners, APG Asset Management N.V., James Investment Research Inc. and Gotham Asset Management LLC. 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, Jeff Lamb, John T Montford, Mark R Shaw, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Anchor Bolt Capital LP, Wealthstreet Investment Advisors LLC, Element Capital Management LLC, Egerton Capital UK LLP, BlackRock Inc., Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. and Rockefeller Financial Services 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 $57.50.
How big of a company is Southwest Airlines?
Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $35.63 billion and generates $21.17 billion in revenue each year. The airline earns $3.49 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.82 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 DR P O BOX 36611, DALLAS TX, 75235. The airline can be reached via phone at 214-792-4000.
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Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Analysts' Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for company stocks using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Buy||Buy||Buy||Buy|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.75||2.75||2.88||2.80|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||0 Sell Rating(s)|
4 Hold Rating(s)
12 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
4 Hold Rating(s)
12 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
2 Hold Rating(s)
14 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
3 Hold Rating(s)
12 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$68.13||$68.13||$67.53||$67.64|
|Price Target Upside: ||18.49% upside||12.88% upside||6.96% upside||26.34% upside|
Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Consensus Price Target History
Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 3/21/2016 forward)
Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
Southwest Airlines (NYSE LUV) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|1/25/2018||Q4 2017||$0.76||$0.77||$5.25 billion||$5.27 billion||View||Listen|
|10/26/2017||Q3 2017||$0.87||$0.88||$5.29 billion||$5.27 billion||View||N/A|
|7/27/2017||Q2 17||$1.20||$1.24||$5.73 billion||$5.74 billion||View||N/A|
|4/27/2017||Q1 2017||$0.62||$0.61||$4.91 billion||$4.88 billion||View||N/A|
|1/26/2017||Q416||$0.70||$0.75||$5.03 billion||$5.10 billion||View||N/A|
|10/26/2016||Q316||$0.88||$0.93||$5.17 billion||$5.10 billion||View||Listen|
|7/21/2016||Q216||$1.21||$1.19||$5.41 billion||$5.38 billion||View||Listen|
|4/21/2016||Q116||$0.84||$0.88||$4.81 billion||$4.80 billion||View||Listen|
|1/21/2016||Q415||$0.90||$0.90||$5.00 billion||$5.00 billion||View||Listen|
|10/22/2015||Q315||$0.92||$0.94||$5.11 billion||$5.32 billion||View||Listen|
|7/23/2015||Q215||$1.02||$1.03||$5.14 billion||$5.10 billion||View||Listen|
|4/23/2015||Q115||$0.65||$0.66||$4.41 billion||$4.40 billion||View||N/A|
|1/22/2015||Q414||$0.54||$0.59||$4.59 billion||$4.60 billion||View||N/A|
|10/23/2014||Q314||$0.53||$0.55||$4.79 billion||$4.80 billion||View||Listen|
|7/24/2014||Q214||$0.61||$0.70||$4.92 billion||$5.01 billion||View||N/A|
|4/24/2014||Q114||$0.16||$0.18||$4.17 billion||$4.17 billion||View||N/A|
|1/22/2014||Q413||$0.29||$0.33||$4.39 billion||$4.40 billion||View||N/A|
|10/24/2013||Q313||$0.33||$0.34||$4.53 billion||$4.55 billion||View||N/A|
|7/25/2013||Q2 2013||$0.38||$0.38||$4.66 billion||$4.64 billion||View||N/A|
|4/25/2013||Q1 2013||$0.02||$0.07||$4.08 billion||$4.10 billion||View||N/A|
|1/24/2013||Q4 2012||$0.07||$0.09||$4.22 billion||$4.20 billion||View||N/A|
Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Earnings Estimates
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.97
(Earnings estimates data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Dividend Information
|Dividend Growth:||31.00% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||8.59% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
10.08% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
8.55% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Southwest Airlines (NYSE LUV) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.21%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 80.03%
Southwest Airlines (NYSE LUV) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|3/13/2018||Douglas H Brooks||Director||Sell||10,000||$60.05||$600,500.00||56,269|| |
|3/2/2018||De Ven Michael G Van||COO||Sell||31,099||$57.35||$1,783,527.65||172,883|| |
|2/27/2018||Gregory D Wells||EVP||Sell||8,323||$58.88||$490,058.24||30,262|| |
|2/22/2018||Gary C Kelly||Chairman||Sell||38,779||$57.95||$2,247,243.05||581,029|| |
|2/22/2018||Tammy Romo||CFO||Sell||20,272||$57.95||$1,174,762.40||114,962|| |
|2/12/2018||William H Dr Cunningham||Director||Buy||3,500||$56.25||$196,875.00||70,469|| |
|12/14/2017||Robert E Jordan||EVP||Sell||32,931||$64.38||$2,120,097.78||76,993|| |
|12/13/2017||John T Montford||Director||Sell||1,695||$63.27||$107,242.65||23,098|| |
|11/8/2017||John T Montford||Director||Sell||935||$53.94||$50,433.90||25,000|| |
|10/17/2017||J Veronica Biggins||Director||Sell||32||$58.94||$1,886.08||36,769|| |
|8/11/2017||William H Dr Cunningham||Director||Buy||4,500||$54.00||$243,000.00||66,969|| |
|5/25/2017||Jeff Lamb||EVP||Sell||19,800||$61.00||$1,207,800.00||92,468|| |
|5/23/2017||Mark R Shaw||SVP||Sell||3,823||$59.13||$226,053.99||7,784|| |
|5/23/2017||Robert E Jordan||EVP||Sell||15,273||$59.72||$912,103.56||102,527|| |
|5/23/2017||Tammy Romo||CFO||Sell||8,322||$59.15||$492,246.30||87,387|| |
|5/19/2017||Gregory D Wells||EVP||Sell||5,249||$57.65||$302,604.85||16,458|| |
|5/18/2017||De Ven Michael G Van||COO||Sell||15,273||$57.14||$872,699.22||182,302|| |
|5/17/2017||Gary C Kelly||Chairman||Sell||51,000||$57.06||$2,910,060.00||556,808|| |
|2/28/2017||Robert E Jordan||EVP||Sell||13,939||$58.23||$811,667.97||125,403|| |
|2/27/2017||Gregory D Wells||EVP||Sell||3,305||$58.27||$192,582.35||23,889|| |
|2/27/2017||Mark R Shaw||SVP||Sell||1,211||$58.26||$70,552.86||13,048|| |
|2/24/2017||De Ven Michael G Van||COO||Sell||14,572||$57.72||$841,095.84||214,084|| |
|2/24/2017||Jeff Lamb||EVP||Sell||18,299||$57.87||$1,058,963.13||131,695|| |
|2/22/2017||Gary C Kelly||Chairman||Sell||21,300||$57.25||$1,219,425.00||619,456|| |
|1/30/2017||Tammy Romo||CFO||Sell||9,655||$51.79||$500,032.45||77,937|| |
|12/15/2016||John T Montford||Director||Sell||510||$50.93||$25,974.30||23,715|| |
|12/2/2016||Jeff Lamb||EVP||Sell||14,534||$48.10||$699,085.40||117,188|| |
|8/3/2016||De Ven Michael G Van||COO||Buy||4,200||$35.77||$150,234.00||183,245|| |
|8/3/2016||William H Dr Cunningham||Director||Buy||5,700||$35.80||$204,060.00||56,283|| |
|8/2/2016||Gary C Kelly||Insider||Buy||28,106||$35.58||$1,000,011.48||505,119|| |
|7/27/2016||Mark R Shaw||SVP||Sell||1,776||$37.62||$66,813.12||5,226|| |
|6/7/2016||John T Montford||Director||Sell||1,210||$43.31||$52,405.10||27,155|| |
|5/26/2016||Jeff Lamb||EVP||Sell||18,765||$41.79||$784,189.35||150,487|| |
|4/26/2016||Mark R Shaw||SVP||Sell||100||$47.31||$4,731.00||7,526|| |
|4/25/2016||David W Biegler||Director||Sell||8,000||$46.94||$375,520.00||43,608|| |
|2/24/2016||Jeff Lamb||EVP||Sell||6,662||$40.67||$270,943.54||166,755|| |
|11/12/2015||Gary C. Kelly||CEO||Sell||19,642||$46.75||$918,263.50||486,592|| |
|10/29/2015||Robert E. Jordan||EVP||Sell||55,031||$45.76||$2,518,218.56||102,699|| |
|8/25/2015||William H Dr Cunningham||Director||Buy||2,500||$37.86||$94,650.00||51,108|| |
|8/17/2015||Gary C Kelly||CEO||Sell||37,500||$40.31||$1,511,625.00|| |
|1/26/2015||Ron Ricks||EVP||Sell||18,560||$45.88||$851,532.80|| |
|11/19/2014||Tammy Romo||CFO||Sell||12,312||$39.36||$484,600.32|| |
|8/22/2014||Daniel D Villanueva||Director||Sell||10,000||$31.73||$317,300.00|| |
|8/21/2014||Gary C Kelly||CEO||Sell||60,600||$31.22||$1,891,932.00|| |
|8/21/2014||Robert E Jordan||EVP||Sell||45,511||$31.41||$1,429,500.51|| |
|8/20/2014||De Ven Michael G Van||COO||Sell||78,907||$31.29||$2,469,000.03|| |
|8/1/2014||Ron Ricks||EVP||Sell||37,400||$28.22||$1,055,428.00|| |
|5/27/2014||Robert E Jordan||EVP||Sell||45,000||$25.81||$1,161,450.00|| |
|5/21/2014||Gary Kelly||CEO||Sell||42,802||$24.96||$1,068,337.92||779,458|| |
|5/21/2014||Ron Ricks||EVP||Sell||30,911||$25.09||$775,556.99||304,057|| |
|5/21/2014||Tammy Romo||CFO||Sell||7,313||$25.10||$183,556.30||93,229|| |
|5/20/2014||Ron Ricks||EVP||Sell||22,452||$25.03||$561,973.56||365,968|| |
|5/16/2014||Tammy Romo||CFO||Sell||17,750||$24.49||$434,697.50||112,839|| |
|4/29/2014||Ron Ricks||EVP||Sell||21,700||$23.77||$515,809.00||343,335|| |
|2/3/2014||Douglas Brooks||Director||Buy||5,000||$20.46||$102,300.00||33,443|| |
|1/27/2014||Ron Ricks||EVP||Sell||35,000||$20.81||$728,350.00||343,335|| |
|12/2/2013||Ron Ricks||EVP||Sell||13,726||$18.71||$256,813.46||381,508|| |
|10/30/2013||Jeff Lamb||EVP||Sell||14,612||$17.07||$249,426.84|| |
|5/30/2013||De Ven Michael G Van||COO||Sell||1,000||$14.31||$14,310.00|| |
|5/23/2013||Robert E Jordan||EVP||Sell||63,162||$14.10||$890,584.20|| |
|5/22/2013||De Ven Michael G Van||COO||Sell||68,475||$14.23||$974,399.25|| |
|5/22/2013||Tammy Romo||CFO||Sell||38,926||$14.22||$553,527.72|| |
|5/20/2013||Jeff Lamb||EVP||Sell||30,000||$14.27||$428,100.00|| |
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