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About Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)
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, 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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Air transportation, scheduled
Trailing P/E Ratio15.10
Forward P/E Ratio11.64
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$21.17 billion
Price / Sales1.45
Cash Flow$5.6055 per share
Price / Cash9.43
Book Value$16.59 per share
Price / Book3.19
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.50
Net Income$3.49 billion
Return on Equity23.25%
Return on Assets8.80%
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 17th. Shareholders 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 1.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 5th. This is a positive change 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 declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.
How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?
Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 26th. The airline reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.74 by $0.01. The airline had revenue of $4.94 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5 billion. Southwest Airlines had a net margin of 16.95% and a return on equity of 23.25%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.61 earnings per share. View Southwest Airlines' Earnings History.
When is Southwest Airlines' next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for LUV?
19 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Southwest Airlines' shares. Their forecasts range from $61.00 to $85.00. On average, they expect Southwest Airlines' stock price to reach $68.8889 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Southwest Airlines.
Who are some of Southwest Airlines' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Southwest Airlines include Delta Air Lines (DAL), Ryanair (RYAAY), American Airlines Group (AAL), United Continental (UAL), Lufthansa (DLAKY), China Eastern Airlines (CEA), China Southern Airlines (ZNH), LATAM Airlines Group (LTM), Alaska Air Group (ALK), International Airlines Group (ICAGY), Azul (AZUL), Cathay Pacific (CPCAY), JetBlue (JBLU), easyJet (EJTTF) and Copa (CPA).
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?
Headlines about LUV stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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 daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also gave media coverage about the airline an impact score of 43.79 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.
Who are Southwest Airlines' major shareholders?
Southwest Airlines' stock is owned by a number of 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 $52.86.
How big of a company is Southwest Airlines?
Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $30.65 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.
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Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's 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's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
19 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Southwest Airlines in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $68.8889, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 30.32%. The high price target for LUV is $85.00 and the low price target for LUV is $61.00. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 16 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Buy."
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Buy||Buy||Buy||Buy|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.84||2.79||2.75||2.81|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||0 Sell Rating(s)|
3 Hold Rating(s)
16 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
4 Hold Rating(s)
15 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)|
3 Hold Rating(s)
13 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$68.8889||$70.8333||$68.1333||$67.5333|
|Price Target Upside: ||30.32% upside||32.90% upside||12.88% upside||25.39% upside|
Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Consensus Price Target History
Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 5/27/2016 forward)
Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Dividend Information
Southwest Airlines pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share, with a dividend yield of 0.95%. LUV's next quarterly dividend payment will be made on Wednesday, June 27. The company has grown its dividend for the last 6 consecutive years and is increasing its dividend by an average of 31.00% each year. Southwest Airlines pays out 14.29% of its earnings out as a dividend.
|Dividend Growth:||31.00% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio(s):||14.29% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
11.01% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
9.43% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
8.92% (Based on Cash Flow)
|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: 0.23%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 80.23%
Southwest Airlines (NYSE LUV) Insider Trading History
(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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Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
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