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Southwest Airlines - LUV Stock Forecast, Price & News

$35.60
-0.17 (-0.48%)
(As of 02/1/2023 02:27 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$35.15
$35.67
50-Day Range
$32.19
$40.08
52-Week Range
$30.20
$50.10
Volume
4.42 million shs
Average Volume
7.47 million shs
Market Capitalization
$21.14 billion
P/E Ratio
44.50
Dividend Yield
2.03%
Price Target
$48.71

Southwest Airlines MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.77 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
37.7% Upside
$48.71 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.47% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-7.11
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.13mentions of Southwest Airlines in the last 14 days
Based on 83 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$87,458 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
36.27%
From $2.95 to $4.02 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.90 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

6th out of 125 stocks

Air Transportation, Scheduled Industry

2nd out of 19 stocks


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About Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Stock

Southwest Airlines Co. engages in the operation and management of a passenger airline. It offers ancillary services such as early bird check-in, upgraded boarding, and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors. The firm operates in U.S. states, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos. The company was founded by Rollin W. King and Herbert D. Kelleher on March 9, 1967, and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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LUV Stock News Headlines

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Alaska Air soared 11% last week on news that the company plans to recruit 3,500 new employees in a variety of roles and functions.
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Southwest's strong 2022 rebound soured by holiday debacle
Southwest Airlines is anticipating a money losing quarter after a holiday debacle led to nearly 17,000 canceled flights and thousands of people, traveling to see family and friends, being stranded
Southwest, after strong 2022 rebound, expects losses in Q4
Southwest says it now anticipates a loss in its fourth quarter after the airline canceled more than 16,000 flights around Christmas and left holiday travelers stranded
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Southwest apologizes, gives customers frequent-flyer points
Southwest Airlines is trying to fix its relationship with travelers who got stuck by canceled flights over the holidays
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LUV Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 1/31 Dividend
1/09/2023
Last Earnings
1/26/2023
Dividend Payable
1/31/2023
Today
2/01/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/27/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Air transportation, scheduled
Sub-Industry
Airlines
CUSIP
84474110
Employees
55,100
Year Founded
1967

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$48.71
High Stock Price Forecast
$72.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$39.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+36.8%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.77
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$539 million
Pretax Margin
3.06%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$23.81 billion
Cash Flow
$3.51 per share
Book Value
$18.00 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
591,852,000
Market Cap
$21.14 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.10

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Key Executives

  • Robert E. Jordan
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Andrew M. WattersonAndrew M. Watterson
    EVP, Chief Commercial & Operating Officer
  • Tammy RomoTammy Romo
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Kathleen A. Merill
    Chief Information & Technology Officer, Senior VP
  • Landon Nitschke
    Senior Vice President-Technical Operations













LUV Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Southwest Airlines stock right now?

13 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southwest Airlines in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings, 8 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" LUV shares.
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What is Southwest Airlines' stock price forecast for 2023?

13 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Southwest Airlines' stock. Their LUV share price forecasts range from $39.00 to $72.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $48.71 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 36.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have LUV shares performed in 2023?

Southwest Airlines' stock was trading at $33.67 at the start of the year. Since then, LUV shares have increased by 6.2% and is now trading at $35.77.
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Are investors shorting Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines saw a decline in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totaling 8,640,000 shares, a decline of 8.4% from the November 30th total of 9,430,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,750,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Currently, 1.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Southwest Airlines' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 27th 2023.
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How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) issued its earnings results on Thursday, January, 26th. The airline reported ($0.38) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.03) by $0.35. The airline had revenue of $6.17 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.14 billion. Southwest Airlines had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.71% and a net margin of 2.26%. Southwest Airlines's quarterly revenue was up 22.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.14 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 Tuesday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Tuesday, January 31st. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 9th.
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Is Southwest Airlines a good dividend stock?

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.99%. The dividend payout ratio is 90.00%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, LUV will have a dividend payout ratio of 17.91% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for LUV.

What guidance has Southwest Airlines issued on next quarter's earnings?

Southwest Airlines updated its first quarter 2023 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $5.63 billion-$5.82 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.88 billion.

What is Gary C. Kelly's approval rating as Southwest Airlines' CEO?

1,507 employees have rated Southwest Airlines Chief Executive Officer Gary C. Kelly on Glassdoor.com. Gary C. Kelly has an approval rating of 94% among the company's employees. This puts Gary C. Kelly in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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), Walt Disney (DIS), Boeing (BA), Bank of America (BAC), AT&T (T), Tesla (TSLA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Micron Technology (MU) and Netflix (NFLX).

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 a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Oldfield Partners LLP (0.37%), Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH (0.21%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.11%), Strs Ohio (0.10%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.10%) and Foundry Partners LLC (0.08%). Insiders that own company stock include Andrew M Watterson, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, De Ven Michael G Van, Gregory D Wells, John T Montford, Tammy Romo, Thomas M Nealon and Thomas W Gilligan.
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How do I buy shares of Southwest Airlines?

Shares of LUV stock 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.
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What is Southwest Airlines' stock price today?

One share of LUV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $35.77.

How much money does Southwest Airlines make?

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) has a market capitalization of $21.24 billion and generates $23.81 billion in revenue each year. The airline earns $539 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.80 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Southwest Airlines have?

The company employs 55,100 workers across the globe.

Does Southwest Airlines have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Southwest Airlines: AirTran Airways, AirTran Airways 717 Leasing Corporation, AirTran Airways Inc., AirTran Holdings LLC, Morris Air, Southwest Jet Fuel Co., TranStar Airlines, and Triple Crown Assurance Co..
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How can I contact Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines' mailing address is 2702 LOVE FIELD DRIVE P O BOX 36611, DALLAS TX, 75235. The official website for the company is www.southwest.com. The airline can be reached via phone at (214) 792-4000 or via fax at 214-792-5015.

This page (NYSE:LUV) was last updated on 2/1/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff