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Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) to Add Hawaii Routes in 2018

14 October 2017

The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.22 per share. The hedge fund run by Russell Hawkins held 101,100 shares of the air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $6.28M, down from 151,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The overall volume in the last trading session was 168894 shares.

NYSE:LUV) shares were trading higher by 0.44 percent ($0.26) at $58.81 a piece in Thursday's session. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500. Sawgrass Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 0.02% stake. Apple Inc now has $805.78B valuation. Company insiders own 0.18% of the company's stock. About 586 shares traded. SNM Global Holdings (OTCMKTS:SNMN) has 0.00% since October 13, 2016 and is.

A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Shares for $872,769 were sold by Van de Ven Michael G on Thursday, May 18. The insider Jordan Robert E sold 15,273 shares worth $912,148. $302,626 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) shares were sold by Wells Gregory D. Lamb Jeff sold $1.21 million worth of stock. Romo Tammy sold $492,238 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) on Tuesday, May 23. Altfest L J And owns 14,413 shares.

Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 0.60 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 0.38 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.34. Its down 0.07, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold Southwest Airlines Co shares while 291 reduced holdings.

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A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. 463.31 million shares or 1.17% less from 468.79 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. On average, analysts expect that Southwest Airlines will post $3.82 EPS for the current year. Fernwood Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.33% or 7,230 shares. Old Natl National Bank In accumulated 28,432 shares. Green Square Lc has invested 0.14% in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). 23,900 are held by Riverpark Advsr Limited Liability. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 104,658 shares. Shaw Mark R also sold $226,035 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) shares. Provise Limited Liability Co owns 4,149 shares. Cornerstone Advisors, a Washington-based fund reported 4,112 shares. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 5 by Oppenheimer. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of LUV in report on Friday, July 24 with "Outperform" rating. After $1.24 actual EPS reported by Southwest Airlines Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.00% negative EPS growth. Virtus Invest Advisers Inc holds 0.39% or 64,064 shares. With 6.53M avg volume, 2 days are for Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV)'s short sellers to cover LUV's short positions. (NYSE:AA), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. had 52 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 5 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to "Overweight" rating in Friday, September 15 report. The stock of Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (NYSE:MIC) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 20. On Thursday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Overweight". As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of LUV in report on Wednesday, July 27 to "Neutral" rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) on Monday, May 29 with "Buy" rating. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) earned "Strong-Buy" rating by Vetr on Tuesday, August 18. More interesting news about Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) were released by: Wsj.com and their article: "Southwest Airlines to Launch Hawaii Service" published on October 12, 2017 as well as Bizjournals.com's news article titled: "Southwest Airlines traffic down, expected to get worse" with publication date: October 09, 2017.

Analysts await Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) to report earnings on October, 25. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 5.5%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 72.9%. LUV's profit will be $556.80M for 15.82 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality.

More notable recent Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) news were published by: Usatoday.com which released: "Southwest Airlines paints Boeing 737 for animated Disney-Pixar movie" on October 10, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: "Southwest Airlines Reports September Traffic" published on October 06, 2017, Dallasnews.com published: "Southwest Airlines' pilot group backs Ryanair unionization push" on October 10, 2017.

Shares of company were isolated negatively of 50 days simple moving average with -11.44% while 200 days simple moving average with -11.30%.