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Ivan Schwartz
October 12, 2017

Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) has risen 37.63% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending.

Among 18 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. Hodges Cap Mgmt Inc owns 96,851 shares or 0.36% of their United States portfolio. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold LUV shares while 291 reduced holdings. The value in dollars went from $922,000 to $1,024,000 increasing 11.1% since the last quarter. Jordan Robert E sold $912,148 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) on Tuesday, May 23. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its stake in Southwest Airlines by 5.5% during the 2nd quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.42% of the company's stock. Pittenger Anderson Inc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV).

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. Next quarter's EPS is forecasted to be $0.89 with next year's EPS projected to be $4.52. The firm had revenue of $5.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.73 billion. 463.31 million shares or 1.17% less from 468.79 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Southwest Airlines's revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter a year ago. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $3.26 and is expected to be $3.64 for the current year with 598,565,000 shares now outstanding. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 24th were given a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday the 22nd of August 2017. About 121,911 shares traded. Another trade for 3,823 shares valued at $226,035 was sold by Shaw Mark R. KELLY GARY C had sold 1,427 shares worth $81,648 on Wednesday, May 17. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Moreover, Gibraltar Mngmt has 7.31% invested in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) for 117,630 shares.

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The displayed prices do include all USA and global government taxes and fees. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board holds 0.08% in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) or 396,471 shares.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on LUV. Cowen & Co maintained Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) on Friday, January 27 with "Outperform" rating. As per Friday, April 28, the company rating was maintained by Imperial Capital. Morgan Stanley has "Overweight" rating and $64 target. Nepsis Capital Management Inc sold 49,679 shares as the company's stock rose 15.61% with the market. (NYSE:LUV), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold.

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