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 Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Analysts See $0.84 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 69 investors sold Southwest Airlines Co. shares while 249 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 213 raised stakes. 441.14 million shares or 4.78% less from 463.31 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Moreover, Bancorporation Of Mellon has 0.09% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Tributary Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company has 12,000 shares. 13,746 were accumulated by Ibm Retirement Fund. Meiji Yasuda Life Ins, Japan-based fund reported 13,054 shares. Norman Fields Gottscho Management Limited invested 1.34% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Brandywine Glob Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.2% in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). Virtus Inv Advisers Inc accumulated 64,843 shares or 0.38% of the stock. Ngam Advisors Ltd Partnership reported 102,241 shares. Ifrah Incorporated has 0.08% invested in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 3,738 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Systems reported 0.04% stake. First Mercantile holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for 7,800 shares. Interocean Capital Limited Liability Co has 5,000 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Keybank Natl Association Oh reported 30,103 shares. Columbia Asset Management has 6,525 shares. Sun Life Financial has 4,034 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $2.23 million activity. Another trade for 32,931 shares valued at $2.12 million was sold by Jordan Robert E. Another trade for 32 shares valued at $1,886 was made by BIGGINS J VERONICA on Tuesday, October 17.

Analysts expect Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) to report $0.84 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 13.51 % from last quarter’s $0.74 EPS. LUV’s profit would be $498.45M giving it 19.63 P/E if the $0.84 EPS is correct. After having $0.88 EPS previously, Southwest Airlines Co.’s analysts see -4.55 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $65.97. About 2.24M shares traded. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has risen 37.63% since December 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Ratings Coverage

Among 18 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Southwest Airlines Co. had 58 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 27 by JP Morgan. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, May 29. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, April 15 by Barclays Capital. Imperial Capital maintained Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) rating on Thursday, January 12. Imperial Capital has “Outperform” rating and $59 target. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy” on Thursday, June 22. Atlantic Securities upgraded Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) on Thursday, December 14 to “Overweight” rating. Stephens initiated it with “Overweight” rating and $60 target in Tuesday, March 29 report. Morgan Stanley upgraded Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) on Thursday, January 5 to “Overweight” rating. As per Friday, April 28, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of LUV in report on Friday, July 22 with “Outperform” rating.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. The company has market cap of $39.15 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the firm operated a total of 723 Boeing 737 aircraft; and served 101 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 8 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, and Cuba. It has a 18.94 P/E ratio. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, such as car rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers.

More notable recent Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Southwest Airlines Adds Flights For College Football Fans” on December 11, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Is Southwest Airline’s 2017 Success Real?” published on December 01, 2017, Bizjournals.com published: “Brief computer glitch hits Southwest Airlines on Cyber Monday” on November 27, 2017. More interesting news about Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Southwest Airlines Could Order Hundreds More Boeing 737s” published on December 19, 2017 as well as Usatoday.com‘s news article titled: “Is that seat taken? Southwest Airlines seat-savers drive some passengers crazy” with publication date: December 20, 2017.

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