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NYSE:LUVSouthwest Airlines Stock Price, Forecast & News

$32.52
+3.65 (+12.64 %)
(As of 05/26/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$31.44
Now: $32.52
$32.94
50-Day Range
$23.87
MA: $29.57
$36.47
52-Week Range
$22.47
Now: $32.52
$58.83
Volume41.14 million shs
Average Volume13.63 million shs
Market Capitalization$16.55 billion
P/E Ratio9.56
Dividend Yield2.49%
Beta1.27
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, 2018, the company operated a total of 750 Boeing 737 aircraft; and served 99 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 offers inflight entertainment and connectivity service on Wi-Fi enabled aircraft; and sells points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards loyalty program, such as car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. In addition, the company provides a suite of digital platforms to support customers' needs across the travel journey, including Southwest.com, mobile.southwest.com, an iOS app, and an android app; 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 4.3Community Rank: 2.9Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.85 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Air transportation, scheduled
Sub-IndustryAirlines
SectorTransportation
CUSIP84474110
Phone214-792-4000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$22.43 billion
Cash Flow$7.67 per share
Book Value$19.01 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.30 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees60,800
Market Cap$16.55 billion
Next Earnings Date7/23/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Southwest Airlines' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Southwest Airlines' stock was trading at $42.49 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, LUV stock has decreased by 23.5% and is now trading at $32.52. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Southwest Airlines?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Southwest Airlines in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings, 11 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Southwest Airlines.

When is Southwest Airlines' next earnings date?

Southwest Airlines is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 23rd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Southwest Airlines.

How were Southwest Airlines' earnings last quarter?

Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 28th. The airline reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.48) by $0.33. The airline had revenue of $4.23 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.55 billion. Southwest Airlines had a net margin of 8.46% and a return on equity of 18.92%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 17.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.70 EPS. View Southwest Airlines' earnings history.

How often does Southwest Airlines pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 29th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Wednesday, March 25th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 3rd. View Southwest Airlines' dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for LUV?

20 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Southwest Airlines' shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $67.00. On average, they anticipate Southwest Airlines' share price to reach $51.18 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 57.4% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Southwest Airlines.

Has Southwest Airlines been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about LUV stock has been trending very positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group scores the sentiment of press 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 daily sentiment score of 3.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the airline a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. View the latest news aboutSouthwest Airlines.

Are investors shorting Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines saw a decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 8,370,000 shares, a decrease of 13.4% from the April 15th total of 9,670,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,270,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.9 days. Currently, 1.7% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Southwest Airlines' Current Options Chain.

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), Walt Disney (DIS), Boeing (BA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Bank of America (BAC), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Micron Technology (MU) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are Southwest Airlines' key executives?

Southwest Airlines' management team includes the following 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)

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Primecap Management Co. CA (13.34%), State Street Corp (7.63%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.32%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (1.11%), Parnassus Investments CA (1.04%) and Wellington Management Group LLP (1.02%). Company insiders that own Southwest Airlines stock include Andrew M Watterson, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, John T Montford and Mark R Shaw. 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 Primecap Management Co. CA, Rockefeller Capital Management L.P., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, Maj Invest Holding A S, Provident Trust Co., and Nuveen Asset Management LLC. View insider buying and selling activity 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 Parnassus Investments CA, Fiduciary Management Inc. WI, APG Asset Management N.V., U S Global Investors Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Wellington Management Group LLP, First Trust Advisors LP, and Voloridge Investment Management LLC. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Southwest Airlines' stock price today?

One share of LUV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $32.52.

How big of a company is Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines has a market capitalization of $16.55 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. Southwest Airlines employs 60,800 workers across the globe.

What is Southwest Airlines' official website?

The official website for Southwest Airlines is 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.

This page was last updated on 5/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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