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NYSE:LUV

Southwest Airlines Stock Competitors

$44.28
-1.06 (-2.34%)
(As of 12/3/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$43.64
$45.60
50-Day Range
$42.55
$55.06
52-Week Range
$42.39
$64.75
Volume
8.50 million shs
Average Volume
8.23 million shs
Market Capitalization
$26.21 billion
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Beta
1.12

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Vs. DAL, RYAAY, UAL, AAL, ZNH, ALK, CEA, AZUL, JBLU, and ALGT

Should you be buying Southwest Airlines stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Southwest Airlines include Delta Air Lines (DAL), Ryanair (RYAAY), United Airlines (UAL), American Airlines Group (AAL), China Southern Airlines (ZNH), Alaska Air Group (ALK), China Eastern Airlines (CEA), Azul (AZUL), JetBlue Airways (JBLU), and Allegiant Travel (ALGT). These companies are all part of the "airlines" industry.These companies are all part of the "air transportation, scheduled" industry.

Southwest Airlines vs.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) and Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, community ranking, media sentiment, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

In the previous week, Southwest Airlines had 11 more articles in the media than Ryanair. MarketBeat recorded 18 mentions for Southwest Airlines and 7 mentions for Ryanair. Ryanair's average media sentiment score of -0.10 beat Southwest Airlines' score of -0.35 indicating that Ryanair is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Southwest Airlines
0 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
7 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Ryanair
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Ryanair has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ryanair, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Southwest Airlines$9.05 billion2.90-$3.07 billion-$0.05-885.60
Ryanair$1.91 billion11.89-$1.19 billion-$3.52-28.57

Southwest Airlines presently has a consensus target price of $61.01, indicating a potential upside of 37.79%. Ryanair has a consensus target price of $122.08, indicating a potential upside of 21.38%. Given Southwest Airlines' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Southwest Airlines is more favorable than Ryanair.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Southwest Airlines
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
17 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.89
Ryanair
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.71

Southwest Airlines received 539 more outperform votes than Ryanair when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 73.48% of users gave Southwest Airlines an outperform vote while only 71.19% of users gave Ryanair an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Southwest AirlinesOutperform Votes
1100
73.48%
Underperform Votes
397
26.52%
RyanairOutperform Votes
561
71.19%
Underperform Votes
227
28.81%

77.6% of Southwest Airlines shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.9% of Ryanair shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Southwest Airlines shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Southwest Airlines has a net margin of 0.02% compared to Ryanair's net margin of -25.41%. Ryanair's return on equity of -14.51% beat Southwest Airlines' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Southwest Airlines 0.02% -22.34% -5.82%
Ryanair -25.41% -14.51% -5.17%

Southwest Airlines has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ryanair has a beta of 1.56, suggesting that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Southwest Airlines beats Ryanair on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding LUV and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) vs. Its Competitors

TypeSouthwest AirlinesAir transportation, scheduled IndustryTransportation SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$26.84B$5.63B$8.35B$15.21B
Dividend YieldN/AN/A4.08%3.18%
P/E Ratio-885.6027.2714.3822.96
Price / Sales2.901.662.4431.24
Price / CashN/A16.0718.5788.67
Price / Book2.562.314.727.60
Net Income-$3.07B-$2.82B-$311.61M$374.73M
7 Day Performance-1.51%-3.89%-3.59%-3.09%
1 Month Performance-15.22%-19.64%-9.93%-7.77%
1 Year Performance-6.96%8.20%33.50%21.41%

Southwest Airlines Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
DAL
Delta Air Lines
2.6583 of 5 stars
$35.98
-1.8%
$53.50
-48.7%
-15.1%$23.45B$17.10B-276.7574,000Insider Buying
RYAAY
Ryanair
1.922 of 5 stars
$100.58
-0.4%
$122.08
-21.4%
-13.5%$22.71B$1.91B-28.5715,016Short Interest ↑
UAL
United Airlines
1.9791 of 5 stars
$40.61
-2.5%
$62.07
-52.8%
-17.5%$13.14B$15.36B-3.8474,400
AAL
American Airlines Group
1.8448 of 5 stars
$16.62
-4.8%
$22.23
-33.7%
+1.3%$11.28B$17.34B-3.02102,700Short Interest ↓
ZNH
China Southern Airlines
1.0498 of 5 stars
$28.07
-0.9%
N/A-15.4%$6.89B$13.41B-6.10100,431News Coverage
ALK
Alaska Air Group
2.2959 of 5 stars
$48.57
-2.0%
$76.89
-58.3%
-8.3%$6.09B$3.57B303.5622,000Short Interest ↓
CEA
China Eastern Airlines
1.1298 of 5 stars
$17.89
-3.6%
N/A-25.3%$5.65B$8.51B-3.5377,005News Coverage
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
AZUL
Azul
1.6648 of 5 stars
$11.91
-0.3%
$30.28
-154.2%
-51.6%$5.02B$1.12B-2.3812,435Short Interest ↑
Gap Up
JBLU
JetBlue Airways
2.3353 of 5 stars
$13.60
-1.8%
$20.50
-50.7%
-12.9%$4.40B$2.96B-8.9520,742Short Interest ↓
ALGT
Allegiant Travel
2.7948 of 5 stars
$174.45
-2.3%
$251.09
-43.9%
-3.4%$3.23B$990.07M27.693,863
CPA
Copa
2.2659 of 5 stars
$70.64
-1.7%
$97.57
-38.1%
-14.2%$3.04B$801M-12.355,667
ULCC
Frontier Group
1.9826 of 5 stars
$13.56
-0.5%
$22.36
-64.9%
N/A$2.93BN/A0.005,005
SAVE
Spirit Airlines
1.8915 of 5 stars
$21.49
-1.9%
$34.00
-58.2%
-16.6%$2.33B$1.81B-4.028,692Short Interest ↓
SKYW
SkyWest
2.2914 of 5 stars
$38.86
-2.7%
$66.00
-69.8%
-13.6%$1.96B$2.13B32.6612,502Options Volume
VLRS
Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación
1.9839 of 5 stars
$15.42
-0.6%
$26.53
-72.0%
+36.5%$1.66B$1.11B10.784,846
SNCY
Sun Country Airlines
2.4115 of 5 stars
$26.21
-2.2%
$42.33
-61.5%
N/A$1.51B$401.49M0.001,699News Coverage
GOL
Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes
1.5696 of 5 stars
$5.35
-0.2%
$11.05
-106.5%
-49.3%$1.06B$1.24B-1.2414,966News Coverage
Gap Up
HA
Hawaiian
1.9198 of 5 stars
$18.36
-2.5%
$23.57
-28.4%
-10.8%$963.31M$844.81M-4.025,278
MESA
Mesa Air Group
2.8081 of 5 stars
$6.82
-4.1%
$12.75
-87.0%
-11.8%$254.83M$545.07M7.103,200Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↓
This page was last updated on 12/5/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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