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

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$51.15 +0.19 (+0.37 %)
(As of 05/26/2019 01:13 PM ET)
Previous Close$51.15
Today's Range$50.88 - $51.56
52-Week Range$44.28 - $64.02
Volume2.31 million shs
Average Volume4.77 million shs
Market Capitalization$27.78 billion
P/E Ratio12.06
Dividend Yield1.26%
Beta1.49
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$6.20 per share
Book Value$18.03 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.47 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees58,800
Market Cap$27.78 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. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 5th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share on Wednesday, June 26th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 4th. This is an increase 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 announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan 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 buy up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 25th. The airline reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' 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 company's revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business 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?

17 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Southwest Airlines' shares. Their forecasts range from $49.00 to $73.00. On average, they anticipate Southwest Airlines' stock price to reach $58.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Southwest Airlines.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Southwest Airlines?

17 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 8 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 headlines about LUV stock have been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Southwest Airlines earned a coverage optimism score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the airline a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

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 Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Delta Air Lines (DAL), Micron Technology (MU), Netflix (NFLX), 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders 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, 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 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 major investors are buying Southwest Airlines stock?

LUV stock was acquired 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 $51.15.

How big of a company is Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $27.78 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:  954 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  698 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,652
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 5/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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