Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Sizzling Stock Alert: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

Sizzling Stock Alert: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

Southwest Airlines Co. had 39 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. It also upped Penney J C Inc (Put) stake by 1.63 million shares and now owns 5.53 million shares. The company's past year sales total was 5.38 Million.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th.

Among 13 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will post sales of $22.76 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $22.45 billion to $23.24 billion.

Analysts await Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) to report earnings on July, 20. Fukoku Mutual Life Insur invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). In the latest earnings report the EPS was $3.33 and is projected to be $3.82 for the current year with 604,662,000 shares presently outstanding. Romo Tammy also sold $492,238 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) on Tuesday, May 23. The firm had revenue of $4.88 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.91 billion. During the same quarter past year, the company earned $0.88 earnings per share. The hedge fund run by Robert Polak held 4.34M shares of the air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $216.15 million, down from 4.79M at the end of the previous reported quarter.

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LUV has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Imperial Capital initiated the shares of LUV in report on Friday, September 9 with "Outperform" rating. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $80.00 target price on shares of Southwest Airlines in a report on Friday, May 26th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an overweight rating on shares of Southwest Airlines in a research note on Friday, April 7th. As per WSJ analytic report, LUV for the Q3 this year, the current consensus earnings per share trend estimates was $1.18, while for one month ago estimates was $1.18. Moving ahead and check, how analysts are seeing this stock in term of rating and estimates.

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Insider Trades for Southwest Airlines Co. show that the latest trade was made on 24 May 2017 where Lamb (Jeff), the Officer completed a transaction type "Sell" in which 19800 shares were traded at a price of $61. The company has market cap of $36.98 billion. The 50 day moving average went up $3.09 or +5.34% and the 200 day average went up by +13.30%.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 28th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 7th will be given a $0.125 dividend. This dividend represents a yield of $0.66. Bokf Na has invested 0.04% in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). The ex-dividend date will be Monday June 5th, 2017. So the active firm, LUV's quick ratio calculated as 0.60.

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In other news, Chairman Gary C. Kelly sold 51,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The company has Beta Value of 1.3 and ATR value of 1.09. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.06, for a total transaction of $2,910,060.00. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 556,808 shares in the company, valued at approximately $31,771,464.48.

While it's not advertised in the sale, we even found some one-way fares for as low as $44 (Boise to Spokane, Greenville (SC) to Atlanta, Memphis to Chicago, Memphis to Houston, Omaha to Chicago). Insiders sold 118,740 shares of company stock valued at $6,923,568 over the last ninety days. The stock declined 0.03% or $0.01 reaching $35.9 per share. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Southwest Airlines by 0.8% in the first quarter. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 1.47% which for the week stands at 1.67%. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ boosted its stake in shares of Southwest Airlines by 8,363.9% in the first quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 2,348 shares of the airline's stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 136 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC boosted its stake in Southwest Airlines by 102.6% in the third quarter. First Dallas Securities Inc. boosted its stake in Southwest Airlines by 3.4% in the third quarter.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) has 607.16 Million shares outstanding and 603.49 Million shares were floated in market. If you are accessing this report on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA and worldwide trademark & copyright law. The Firm provides point-to-point service. The Company offers ancillary service offerings, such as Southwest's EarlyBird Check-In and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors, in accordance with Southwest's respective policies.

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