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Southwest Airlines - LUV Stock Forecast, Price & News

$36.24
+0.54 (+1.51%)
(As of 01/27/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$35.45
$36.40
50-Day Range
$32.19
$40.08
52-Week Range
$30.20
$50.10
Volume
8.20 million shs
Average Volume
7.03 million shs
Market Capitalization
$21.52 billion
P/E Ratio
45.30
Dividend Yield
2.02%
Price Target
$48.86

Southwest Airlines MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.77 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
34.8% Upside
$48.86 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
0.06mentions of Southwest Airlines in the last 14 days
Based on 65 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$87,458 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
30.65%
From $3.10 to $4.05 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.95 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

4th out of 124 stocks

Air Transportation, Scheduled Industry

2nd out of 19 stocks


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About Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Stock

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, 2021, the company operated a total fleet of 728 Boeing 737 aircrafts; and served 121 destinations in 42 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 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 offers a suite of digital platforms to support customers' travel needs, including websites and apps; and SWABIZ, an online booking tool. Further, it provides ancillary services, such as Southwest's EarlyBird Check-In, upgraded boarding, and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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LUV Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 1/31 Dividend
1/09/2023
Last Earnings
1/26/2023
Today
1/28/2023
Dividend Payable
1/31/2023
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
$48.86
High Stock Price Forecast
$72.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$39.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+34.8%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.77
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$977 million
Pretax Margin
3.06%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$23.81 billion
Cash Flow
$3.55 per share
Book Value
$18.00 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
591,852,000
Market Cap
$21.52 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.10

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Gary C. Kelly (Age 68)
    Exec. Chairman
  • Mr. Robert E. Jordan (Age 62)
    CEO & Director
  • Ms. Tammy  RomoMs. Tammy Romo (Age 61)
    Exec. VP & CFO
  • Mr. Andrew M. WattersonMr. Andrew M. Watterson (Age 56)
    Chief Operating Officer
    Comp: $1.02M
  • Mr. Thomas M. NealonMr. Thomas M. Nealon (Age 62)
    Strategic Advisor
    Comp: $1.53M
  • Mr. Ray Schuster
    Managing Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting
  • Mr. Thomas Merritt
    VP of Technology – Infrastructure & Services and CTO
  • Ms. Kathleen A. Merril (Age 63)
    Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer of Technology
  • Ms. Linda Burke Rutherford (Age 56)
    Chief Admin. & Communications Officer
  • Mr. Ryan Martinez
    VP of Investor Relations













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 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Southwest Airlines' stock. Their LUV share price forecasts range from $39.00 to $72.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $48.86 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 34.8% 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 stock has increased by 7.6% and is now trading at $36.24.
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Are investors shorting Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines saw a decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totaling 8,640,000 shares, a decrease of 8.4% from the November 30th total of 9,430,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,750,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.5 days. Currently, 1.5% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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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) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 26th. The airline reported ($0.38) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate 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 net margin of 3.64% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.66%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 22.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $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. Investors 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 2.02%. The dividend payout ratio is 56.25%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, LUV will have a dividend payout ratio of 23.23% 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 shareholders include Oldfield Partners LLP (0.37%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.11%), Strs Ohio (0.10%), Gradient Investments LLC (0.04%), Gibraltar Capital Management Inc. (0.03%) and State of Michigan Retirement System (0.03%). 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 $36.24.

How much money does Southwest Airlines make?

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) has a market capitalization of $21.52 billion and generates $15.79 billion in revenue each year. The airline earns $977 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.28 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 1/28/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff