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As of April, 26 Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Analysts See $0.81 EPS

As of April, 26 Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Analysts See $0.81 EPS

Insiders have sold 108,473 shares of company stock valued at $6,296,091 over the last quarter. The company has market cap of $4.04 billion. The stock decreased 0.75% or $3.135 during the last trading session, reaching $417.275. The stock traded with the volume of 3.61 Million shares yesterday. Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BH) has declined 1.05% since April 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 14.18% the S&P500. The broad Southwest Airlines Co. industry has an average P/S ratio of 1.19, which is significantly better than the sector's 8.6. This volatility measure use for multipurpose in judging the underlying price momentum as well as the rate of change in LUV's price. LUV's profit would be $476.24 million giving it 16.96 P/E if the $0.81 EPS is correct.

Analysts await Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) went up during the trading session by $1.44 on Thursday, trading at $54.94. Pathstone Family Office Lc holds 1,080 shares. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) for the trailing twelve months paying dividend with the payout ratio of 13.72% to its shareholders. It has underperformed by 4.35% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $32.55B company. It also upped Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) stake by 205,579 shares and now owns 271,182 shares. Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA) was raised too.

The Stock now has Analyst' mean Recommendation of 2.2 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell. Therefore 48% are positive.

Investors also need to beware of the Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy" on Tuesday, February 20. The company has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $70.45. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, March 6th. Citigroup has "Buy" rating and $33 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 17 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Ventas Inc (VTR) investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q4 2017. It's up 0.07, from 0.89 in 2017Q3.

Is The Stock Safe to Invest? Fayez Sarofim And, Texas-based fund reported 203,008 shs. About 3.60M shares traded. 8,733 are owned by Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado. Aull & Monroe Investment Mngmt owns 27,842 shares. Blue Financial accumulated 1,470 shares. (NYSE:LUV). Focused Wealth Mngmt reported 79 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The company saw 5.68 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Reilly Fincl Advisors Ltd Liability Company has 500 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Assetmark has 0% invested in Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED) for 346 shares. Bollard Grp Incorporated Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM). (NYSE:LUV). Tiger Management Limited Liability Corp has 15,000 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. (NYSE:LUV)'s earnings report is anticipated by WallStreet, as reported by RTT. As a result, the company has Earnings per Share (EPS) growth of 16.07% for the coming year. The stock presently has a yearly EPS of $3.45. After $-0.04 actual EPS reported by PBF Energy Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1,025.00% EPS growth.

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Big Money Sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. 17 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. The investment managers in our database now possess: 452.86 million shares, up from 441.14 million shares in 2017Q3. First Tru Advsrs L P has 235,579 shares. Deutsche Bank maintained Southwest Airlines Co. Shares of LUV moved downward with change of -7.64% to its 50-day Moving average. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 6,769 shares of the airline's stock worth $379,000 after purchasing an additional 990 shares in the last quarter. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can reported 0.03% stake. James Invest Rech invested in 247,418 shares.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. Buckingham Research analysts upgraded the shares of Southwest Airlines Co. from a Neutral to Buy in a research note they presented on March 22nd, 2018.

Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 26th. Greenleaf accumulated 337 shares. $600,491 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. Wells Gregory D sold $490,066 worth of stock or 8,323 shares.

LUV has flown up as the subject of gossips for a number of analysts.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 9 insider sales for $7.80 million activity. (NYSE:PBF) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, February 27. 2,300 shs valued at $133,466 were sold by Romo Tammy on Wednesday, February 21. Anchor Bolt Capital LP now owns 1,346,350 shares of the airline's stock worth $88,119,000 after purchasing an additional 928,147 shares in the last quarter. 1,695 shs were sold by MONTFORD JOHN T, worth $107,240. The company has the market capitalization of $32.35 Billion. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated a total of 706 Boeing 737 aircraft; and served 100 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 10 near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Turks, and Chaos. The price/earnings ratio (P/E) is 15.50 and the forward P/E ratio stands at 9.44. It also sells frequent flyer points and related services to business partners participating in the Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, such as vehicle rental agencies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. $2.12 million worth of Southwest Airlines Co. Therefore 83% are positive. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, January 8 by Cowen & Co. As per Friday, January 26, the company rating was maintained by Stephens. On Thursday, March 22 Buckingham Research upgraded the shares of LUV in report to "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, May 30. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, March 26. J.P. Morgan downgraded the shares of LUV in report on Tuesday, January 30 to "Hold" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, September 9 by Imperial Capital.


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