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Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

22 September 2017

After having $1.24 EPS previously, Southwest Airlines Co's analysts see -25.00% EPS growth. About shares traded. ADTRAN, Inc. Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) has risen 37.63% since September 20, 2016 and is uptrending.

Southwest Air has a 52 week low of $36.31 and a 52 week high of $64.39 with a P/E ratio of 16.51 The company's market cap is now $0. It now has negative earnings. After a recent check, it is observed that the insiders for the firm now own 0.30% shares.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates Southwest Airlines, a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets. The company has market cap of $32.59 billion. The Firm provides point-to-point service. The Firm 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.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.16, from 1.32 in 2017Q1. If the published price targets set by Southwest Airlines Co. analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for LUV is $80. 94 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. 463.31 million shares or 1.17% less from 468.79 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, January 27 by Cowen & Co. Blackrock holds 0.06% or 820,567 shares in its portfolio. 10,240 are held by Clinton Grp Inc Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN). Hussman Strategic Advisors holds 100,000 shares. The average true range is typically based on 14 periods and may be calculated daily, weekly, monthly, or intraday. Pinebridge Investments Limited Partnership has 68,696 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Investec Asset Ltd reported 140,135 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. The stock exchanged hands with 4,621,564 numbers of shares compared to its average daily volume of 5.49M shares.

Taking a closer look from a technical standpoint, Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) presently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 54.56. Investors of record on Thursday, August 24th were paid a dividend of $0.125 per share. Ls Advsr Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.04% or 12,272 shares. Interocean Cap Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.05% stake.

The PEG ratio for Southwest Airlines now 1.48. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 81% are positive.

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Among 16 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, May 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. Imperial Capital maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, April 28 report.

07/25/2016 - Southwest Airlines Company had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse. As per Tuesday, March 29, the company rating was initiated by Stephens. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, July 22 by Cowen & Co. Morgan Stanley upgraded Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) on Thursday, January 7 to "Equal-Weight" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Drexel Hamilton on Friday, January 15.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $4.10 million activity. Shaw Mark R sold $226,035 worth of stock or 3,823 shares. $492,238 worth of stock was sold by Romo Tammy on Tuesday, May 23. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Southwest Airlines during the second quarter worth approximately $102,000.

06/29/2017 - Southwest Airlines Company had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Shares for $302,626 were sold by Wells Gregory D. Southwest Airlines's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 15.34%.

Analysts await NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL) to report earnings on November, 3. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.19 earnings per share. They may also be used to assist the trader figure out proper support and resistance levels for the stock. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America raised its stake in shares of Southwest Airlines by 0.6% during the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial has an ownership of 8,836,067 stocks of the airline's shares valued $549,016,000 following purchasing an extra 1,026,892 shares through out the quarter. Outstanding shares denotes a company's stock now held by all its shareholders, comprising share blocks apprehended by institutional investors and limited shares owned by the officers and insiders of the organization. The Texas-based Cushing Asset Management Lp has invested 2.18% in the stock.