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

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$54.59 -3.08 (-5.34 %)
(As of 02/20/2019 12:14 PM ET)
Previous Close$57.67
Today's Range$54.19 - $55.42
52-Week Range$44.28 - $64.02
Volume333,927 shs
Average Volume4.77 million shs
Market Capitalization$30.17 billion
P/E Ratio12.90
Dividend Yield1.11%
Beta1.54
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, and Turks and Caicos. 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.

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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$6.12 per share
Book Value$17.83 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.47 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees58,800
Market Cap$30.17 billion
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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 6th will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share on Wednesday, March 27th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 5th. View Southwest Airlines' Dividend History.

How will Southwest Airlines' stock buyback program work?

Southwest Airlines announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 24th. The airline reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.11. The airline had revenue of $5.70 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.68 billion. Southwest Airlines had a net margin of 11.22% and a return on equity of 24.56%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.77 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, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Southwest Airlines.

What price target have analysts set for LUV?

20 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Southwest Airlines' shares. Their predictions range from $52.00 to $73.00. On average, they expect Southwest Airlines' share price to reach $62.0625 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Southwest Airlines.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Southwest Airlines?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southwest Airlines in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Southwest Airlines.

Has Southwest Airlines been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about LUV stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Southwest Airlines earned a daily sentiment score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the airline a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Southwest Airlines' key competitors?

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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.24%), Boston Partners (1.56%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.34%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.21%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.11%) and Bank of Montreal Can (1.03%). 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, 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 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Victory Capital Management Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, United Services Automobile Association, First Quadrant L P CA and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold Southwest Airlines company stock in the last year include Andrew M Watterson, De Ven Michael G Van, Douglas H Brooks, Gary C Kelly, Gregory D Wells, John T Montford, Mark R Shaw and Tammy Romo. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southwest Airlines.

Which institutional investors are buying Southwest Airlines stock?

LUV stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Geode Capital Management LLC, Harris Associates L P, Standard Life Aberdeen plc and Ackerman Capital Advisors LLC. 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 $54.4125.

How big of a company is Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $30.07 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:  936 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  666 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,602
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 2/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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