NYSE:LUV - Southwest Airlines Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$49.13 +0.44 (+0.90 %)
(As of 03/26/2019 10:01 AM ET)
Previous Close$48.69
Today's Range$48.92 - $49.42
52-Week Range$44.28 - $64.02
Volume381,425 shs
Average Volume6.68 million shs
Market Capitalization$27.15 billion
P/E Ratio11.59
Dividend Yield1.30%
Beta1.51
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Air transportation, scheduled
Sub-IndustryAirlines
SectorTransportation
CUSIP84474110
Phone214-792-4000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$21.97 billion
Cash Flow$6.4391 per share
Book Value$17.52 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.47 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees58,800
Market Cap$27.15 billion
Next Earnings Date4/25/2019 (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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share on Wednesday, March 27th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 5th. View Southwest Airlines' Dividend History.

How will Southwest Airlines' stock buyback program work?

Southwest Airlines announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase program on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) posted its earnings results on Thursday, January, 24th. The airline reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.11. The airline earned $5.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.68 billion. Southwest Airlines had a net margin of 11.22% and a return on equity of 24.56%. Southwest Airlines's quarterly revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.77 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, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Southwest Airlines.

What price target have analysts set for LUV?

18 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Southwest Airlines' stock. Their forecasts range from $49.00 to $73.00. On average, they anticipate Southwest Airlines' share price to reach $61.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 25.3% 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, 6 hold ratings and 10 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 articles about LUV stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Southwest Airlines earned a coverage optimism score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the airline a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines saw a decrease in short interest in the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 9,318,361 shares, a decrease of 35.4% from the January 31st total of 14,424,603 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,220,474 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.2 days. Currently, 1.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Southwest Airlines' Current Options Chain.

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), Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Micron Technology (MU), Netflix (NFLX), Bank of America (BAC), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Starbucks (SBUX) 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 a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.24%), FMR LLC (1.59%), Boston Partners (1.56%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.34%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.21%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.11%). 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 major investors are selling Southwest Airlines stock?

LUV stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Victory Capital Management Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, United Services Automobile Association and First Quadrant L P CA. 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 major investors are buying Southwest Airlines stock?

LUV stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Norges Bank, Millennium Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, American Century Companies Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC and Harris Associates L P. 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 $48.69.

How big of a company is Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $26.91 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  945 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  681 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,626
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 3/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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