Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) Given "Overweight" Rating at Morgan Stanley

(LUV) by 14.86% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Trust Investment Advisors now owns 16,575 shares of the airline's stock valued at $650,000 after buying an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. It closed at $87.07 lastly. Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. (SAL) has risen 29.93% since September 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.08% the S&P500.

Coastline Trust Co increased Telekomunikasi Indonesia Adr (TLK) stake by 98.65% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Southwest Airls Co now has $32.08B valuation. It has outperformed by 10.62% the S&P500. Also, there are 1 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.83 average brokerage recommendation.

LUV has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Monday, April 4 by Bernstein. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, April 15. The company was maintained on Friday, January 22 by Credit Suisse. The legal version of this piece can be read at The rating was initiated by Citigroup with "Neutral" on Thursday, January 21. Verition Fund Management Ltd Com reported 13,049 shares. Morgan Stanley has "Equal-Weight" rating and $51 target. BidaskClub cut Southwest Airlines from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Sunday, July 30th.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.41 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 0.9 in 2016Q3. 89 funds opened positions while 406 raised stakes. The insider now directly owns 90,778 shares worth $4,865,701. The investment company owned 6,827 stocks of the airline's shares after unloading 5,170 shares through out the quarter. Investors of record on Thursday, August 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.125 per share. Guggenheim Limited Liability accumulated 1.18M shares.

About 734 shares traded. (NYSE:LUV) by some 25,121,092 shares, 410 decreased positions by 35,492,851 and 126 held positions by 418,815,858. Winslow Evans Crocker Inc invested in 0% or 8,374 shares. The Nebraska-based Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Management Grp Inc Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.44% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). 13,850 were accumulated by Moody Bank Tru Division. Security Financial Bank Of So Dak reported 20,529 shares. Natl Ins Tx has invested 0.74% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). The EVP, Corporate Services disposed these shares by way of transaction on May. Tarbox Group Inc Inc holds 0.01% or 241 shares. Shares for $81,648 were sold by KELLY GARY C. 8,322 shares were sold by Romo Tammy, worth $492,238. (NASDAQ:IDXX) stake by 5,623 shares and now owns 60,918 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.07, from 0.9 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 71 investors sold LUV shares while 296 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 484.24 million shares or 6.71% more from 453.81 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Southwest Airlines Co. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Cunningham William H Dr has acquired 4,500 shares of Southwest Airlines Co. Berkshire Hathaway holds 43.20M shares. 38,059 were reported by Susquehanna Group Ltd Liability Partnership. Ifc Inc Fl stated it has 0.03% in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). Egerton (Uk) Llp reported 6.76M shares. Argentiere Cap Ag stated it has 52,181 shares. Pioneer Management accumulated 160,751 shares. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America lifted its position in shares of Southwest Airlines by 0.6% during the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 190,088 shares. Calamos Wealth Management LLC's holdings in Southwest Airlines Company were worth $2,739,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Southwest Airlines's dividend payout ratio is now 15.34%. 1 equities equity analyst has recommended the share with a sell recommendation, five has issued a hold recommendation, twelve have published a buy recommendation and 1 has given a strong buy recommendation to the firms shares. the share presently has a consensus recommendation of "Buy" and an average price target of $66.10. Therefore 73% are positive. The lowest target is $46.0 while the high is $57.0. As per Tuesday, November 22, the company rating was maintained by Imperial Capital. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, October 27 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 28 with "Buy". Vetr lowered Southwest Airlines Company from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $41.49 price target for the a research report on Tuesday, November 1st. Cowen and Company reiterated a buy rating and set a $67.00 price target on shares of Southwest Airlines in a report on Friday, September 1st. The stock has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 27. The firm has "Buy" rating by Evercore given on Tuesday, July 26. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, July 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD boosted its stake in shares of Southwest Airlines Company by 0.4% in the second quarter. The third largest holder is Vanguard Group Inc, which now holds $2.01 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 6.21% of its market capitalization. Wabtec Corp (NYSE:WAB) was raised too.

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