Southwest Airlines Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.55 (-0.87 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $62.39
50-Day Range
MA: $60.50
52-Week Range
Now: $62.39
Volume5.08 million shs
Average Volume7.83 million shs
Market Capitalization$36.89 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Southwest Airlines Co. operates as a passenger airline company that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated a total fleet of 718 Boeing 737 aircrafts; and served 107 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as ten near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos. Its services also cover destinations in Hilo on Hawaii; Cozumel, Mexico; Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Miami, Florida; Palm Springs, California; and Montrose (Telluride and Crested Butte), Colorado. In addition, the company provides inflight entertainment and connectivity services on Wi-Fi enabled aircrafts; and Rapid Rewards loyalty program that enables program members to earn points for dollars spent on Southwest base fares. In addition, the company provides a suite of digital platforms to support customers' travel needs, including Southwest.com, mobile website, and apps; and SWABIZ, an online booking tool. Further, it offers ancillary services, such as Southwest's EarlyBird Check-In, upgraded boarding, and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Air transportation, scheduled
Year Founded1967



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$22.43 billion
Cash Flow$8.85 per share
Book Value$19.01 per share


Net Income$2.30 billion


Market Cap$36.89 billion
Next Earnings Date4/22/2021 (Confirmed)


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Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Price Target Raised to $80.00
April 13, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
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Overall MarketRank

1.53 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

66th out of 240 stocks

Air Transportation, Scheduled Industry

3rd out of 31 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 2.9Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Southwest Airlines a buy right now?

19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southwest Airlines in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 17 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Southwest Airlines stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Southwest Airlines?

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When is Southwest Airlines' next earnings date?

Southwest Airlines is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 22nd 2021.
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How can I listen to Southwest Airlines' earnings call?

Southwest Airlines will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, April 22nd at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) released its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 27th. The airline reported ($1.29) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($1.68) by $0.39. The airline earned $2.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.11 billion. Southwest Airlines had a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 22.65% and a negative net margin of 12.94%. The business's revenue was down 64.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.16 earnings per share.
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How has Southwest Airlines' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Southwest Airlines' stock was trading at $42.49 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, LUV stock has increased by 46.8% and is now trading at $62.39.
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What price target have analysts set for LUV?

19 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Southwest Airlines' stock. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $80.00. On average, they expect Southwest Airlines' stock price to reach $58.95 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.5%.
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Who are Southwest Airlines' key executives?

Southwest Airlines' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Gary C. Kelly, Chairman & CEO (Age 66) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Thomas M. Nealon, Pres (Age 60, Pay $1.35M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Tammy Romo, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Michael G. Van de Ven, Chief Operating Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. Robert E. Jordan, Exec. VP of Corp. Services (Age 60) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Ray Schuster, Managing Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting
  • Mr. Thomas Merritt, VP of Technology – Infrastructure & Services and CTO
  • Ms. Kathleen A. Merrill, Sr. VP of Technology & Chief Information Officer (Age 61) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Ryan Martinez, Managing Director of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Mark R. Shaw, Exec. VP and Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer (Age 58) (LinkedIn Profile)

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

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

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), NVIDIA (NVDA), The Walt Disney (DIS), The 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Scout Investments Inc. (0.15%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.13%), UMB Bank N A MO (0.03%), CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%) and Royal London Asset Management Ltd. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Southwest Airlines stock include Andrew M Watterson, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, De Ven Michael G Van, Gregory D Wells, John T Montford, Tammy Romo and Thomas M Nealon.
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Which major investors are selling Southwest Airlines stock?

LUV stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hodges Capital Management Inc., Retirement Systems of Alabama, Xcel Wealth Management LLC, Fulton Bank N.A., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Harbor Investment Advisory LLC, Wealth Management Partners LLC, and Motco. Company insiders that have sold Southwest Airlines company stock in the last year include Andrew M Watterson, De Ven Michael G Van, Gregory D Wells, John T Montford, Tammy Romo, and Thomas M Nealon.
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Which major investors are buying Southwest Airlines stock?

LUV stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, Anderson Hoagland & Co., DnB Asset Management AS, CMG Global Holdings LLC, Everence Capital Management Inc., E&G Advisors LP, and First American Bank.
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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 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 $62.39.

How much money does Southwest Airlines make?

Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $36.89 billion and generates $22.43 billion in revenue each year. The airline earns $2.30 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.27 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Southwest Airlines have?

Southwest Airlines employs 56,500 workers across the globe.

When was Southwest Airlines founded?

Southwest Airlines was founded in 1967.

What is Southwest Airlines' official website?

The official website for Southwest Airlines is www.southwest.com.

Where are Southwest Airlines' headquarters?

Southwest Airlines is headquartered at 2702 LOVE FIELD DRIVE P O BOX 36611, DALLAS TX, 75235.

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.

This page was last updated on 4/19/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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