NYSE:LUV - Southwest Airlines Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $54.96 -2.71 (-4.70 %) (As of 02/20/2019 02:33 PM ET)Previous Close$57.67Today's Range$54.18 - $55.3952-Week Range$44.28 - $64.02Volume8.72 million shsAverage Volume4.77 million shsMarket Capitalization$30.38 billionP/E Ratio12.96Dividend Yield1.11%Beta1.54 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive LUV News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for LUV and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Air transportation, scheduled Sub-IndustryAirlines SectorTransportation Current SymbolNYSE:LUV Previous Symbol CUSIP84474110 Webwww.southwest.com Phone214-792-4000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.45 Current Ratio0.64 Quick Ratio0.58Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.96 Forward P/E Ratio10.73 P/E Growth0.89 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$21.97 billion Price / Sales1.38 Cash Flow$6.1614 per share Price / Cash Flow8.92 Book Value$17.83 per share Price / Book3.08Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.24 Net Income$2.47 billion Net Margins11.22% Return on Equity24.56% Return on Assets9.26%Miscellaneous Employees58,800 Outstanding Shares552,690,000Market Cap$30.38 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 yield of 1.16%. 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 declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program 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 reacquire up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter? Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 24th. The airline reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.11. The airline had revenue of $5.70 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.68 billion. Southwest Airlines had a return on equity of 24.56% and a net margin of 11.22%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business 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 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Southwest Airlines' stock. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $73.00. On average, they anticipate Southwest Airlines' share price to reach $62.0625 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.8% 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? News stories about LUV stock have trended somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Southwest Airlines earned a media sentiment score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the airline a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Southwest Airlines' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Southwest Airlines include Delta Air Lines (DAL), United Continental (UAL), Ryanair (RYAAY), American Airlines Group (AAL), Deutsche Lufthansa (DLAKY), Azul (AZUL), China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H (CEA), China Southern Airlines (ZNH), Alaska Air Group (ALK), LATAM Airlines Group (LTM), INTL CONS AIRL/S (ICAGY), CATHAY PAC AIRW/S (CPCAY), easyJet (EJTTF), JetBlue Airways (JBLU) and Air France-KLM (AFLYY). 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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders 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 major 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 major 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 $55.03. How big of a company is Southwest Airlines? Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $30.41 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 936 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 666 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,602MarketBeat'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 StaffFeatured Article: What are retained earnings?