Southwest Airlines declares United States dollars 0.125 quarterly dividend

Gladys Abbott
May 19, 2017

Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America increased its stake in shares of Southwest Airlines by 0.6% in the first quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. now owns 33,493 shares of the airline's stock valued at $1,669,000 after buying an additional 1,070 shares in the last quarter.

12/15/2016 - Barclays began new coverage on Southwest Airlines Company giving the company a "equal-weight" rating. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The company's stock had a trading volume of 3,734,961 shares.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. It has by 0.00% the S&P500. Southwest Airlines now has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $55.25. Therefore 17% are positive. Goldman Sachs downgraded WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (OTCMKTS:MRWSY) on Wednesday, August 31 to "Sell" rating. Boenning & Scattergood maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, April 19 report. On Tuesday, October 11 the stock rating was initiated by Bernstein with "Outperform". The rating was maintained by UBS with "Neutral" on Wednesday, January 11. The median target of analyst views collected by Yahoo Finance was as much as $6.46 below LUV's recent stock price.

Southwest Airlines Co.'s Quick Ratio shows the value of 0.6. Now Alcoa Corporation $42.70 target price is just $9.3 shy of the official lowest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street.

With these kinds of figures it is worthy to note that Southwest Airlines Co. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to "Overweight". Cowen and Company reiterated an outperform rating and issued a $55.00 target price (up from $44.00) on shares of Southwest Airlines in a research note on Friday, January 6th.

04/06/2017 - Southwest Airlines Company had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley. BNP Paribas upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Friday, September 16 report. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, July 22 by Cowen & Co. Southwest Airlines Co. had 37 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.88 earnings per share. LUV's profit will be $716.40M for 12.08 P/E if the $1.18 EPS becomes a reality. Pnc Fin Gru Incorporated owns 0.01% invested in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) for 249,309 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.49, from 1.52 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 71 investors sold LUV shares while 296 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. The hedge funds in our partner's database now have: 484.24 million shares, up from 453.81 million shares in 2016Q3. Mckinley Cap Mgmt Ltd Delaware invested in 0.01% or 6,547 shares. Susquehanna Int Limited Liability Partnership holds 38,059 shares. Teewinot Advisers Ltd Llc invested in 2.35% or 75,105 shares. Toronto Dominion National Bank & Trust reported 102,436 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Qci Asset Ny has 342 shares. Neuberger Berman reported 97,841 shares. Lamb Jeff sold $699,087 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) on Friday, December 2. On the bright side, the company's share price has been on the rebound, up more than 80.45% since hitting lows of $35.19 on August 02, 2016. On Thursday, December 15 MONTFORD JOHN T sold $25,974 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) or 510 shares.

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14-day Williams %R for Southwest Airlines Co. Moreover, Princeton Capital Management Inc has 0.09% invested in the company for 141,400 shares. Two Sigma Advisers LP boosted its stake in shares of Southwest Airlines by 124.3% in the third quarter. Invesco Limited owns 1.45 million shares or 0.02% of their USA portfolio. It also upped Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) stake by 4,582 shares and now owns 24,332 shares. Intercontinental Exchange Grou (NYSE:ICE) was raised too. Shares for $841,168 were sold by Van de Ven Michael G on Friday, February 24. This ratio is calculated by dividing the current share price by the book value per share. $713,499 worth of stock was sold by KELLY GARY C on Tuesday, February 21. The stock has been upbeat for quite some time as is up 2.71% for the last 20 trading days, and now the firm's performance is turning out to be bullish with a 4.35% gain for the week. MARRIOTT RICHARD E also sold $922,240 worth of Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) shares.

About 2.56 million shares traded.

Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) now has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 17.46 while the company's industry has 12.24 P/E and the sector P/E is 22.38. The Firm operates through hotel ownership segment.

Price to Earning P/E ratio and Forward P/E stand at 17.16 and 12.16 respectively.

About 7.93 million shares traded. WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (OTCMKTS:MRWSY) has risen 6.00% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending.

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