Unbiased Equity Research: Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV)

Unbiased Equity Research: Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV)”

The price to book ratio or market to book ratio for Southwest Airlines Co. The highest EPS estimate is $0.91 and the lowest is $0.85. Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) holds the market capitalization of $35.03B along with 599.49M outstanding shares.

Southwest Airlines maintained at an average outperform rating by 19 stock analysts, and there are at least 2.11% of shares outstanding that are now legally short sold. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $4.53 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.00 to $4.90.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. Revenue, on the other hand, scored 17.14% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $5.72 billion. The Return on Equity ratio of Southwest Airlines Co. The company had revenue of $5.74 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.73 billion. The stock now has Monthly Volatility of 1.93% and Weekly Volatility of 2.39%. Equity analyst Macquarie issued its first research report on the stock setting a rating of "Outperform". The stock of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 24. Shares saw a steep decrease in trading volume of 80.72% under the normal average daily volume. Argus raised Southwest Airlines from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and raised their price target for the stock from $61.76 to $68.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded Southwest Airlines from a "neutral" rating to an "overweight" rating and raised their target price for the stock from $60.00 to $66.00 in a report on Friday, September 15th.

09/07/2017 - Southwest Airlines Company had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup. On Tuesday, July 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Evercore to "Buy".

Southwest Airlines (LUV) traded down 1.13% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $57.78. Also included in the list of sellers for the last 3 months Robert E Jordan who executed a direct sell for 15,273 shares on May 23, 2017.Officer Tammy Romo sold 8322 shares on May 23, 2017, bringing his total number of shares held to 87387. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Southwest Airlines Company has a 12 month low of $36.91 and a 12 month high of $64.39.

Company shares are trading at $58.44 which is just over $54.10, the stock's 50 day moving average and a bit higher than the 200 day moving average of $56.92.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Southwest Airlines Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (LUV)" was reported by TrueBlueTribune and is the sole property of of TrueBlueTribune. This dividend represents a yield of $0.91. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday the 22nd of August 2017. Metropolitan Life Ins Com has invested 0.13% in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV).

Analysts on average have given a price target of $65.42 to Southwest Airlines Co. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide trademark & copyright law. The average 1-year price target for (LUV) reveals an average price target of $64.68 per share. The shares were purchased at an average price of $54.00 per share, with a total value of $243,000.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 66,969 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,616,326. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $4.10 million activity. It fall, as 48 investors sold LUV shares while 291 reduced holdings. Marshall Wace North America L.P. raised its stake in Southwest Airlines by 912.7% in the second quarter. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America now owns 2,374 shares of the airline's stock worth $128,000 after purchasing an additional 15 shares during the last quarter. The value of the investment in (LUV) went from $2,440,000 to $2,221,000 decreasing 9.0% since the last quarter. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp now owns 4,277 shares of the airline's stock worth $266,000 after purchasing an additional 104 shares in the last quarter. Finally, National Pension Service bought a new stake in Southwest Airlines in the 2nd quarter valued at about $141,000. Curbstone Financial Management Corp owns 15,260 shares worth $854,000. As of December 31, 2016, Southwest operated a total of 723 Boeing 737 aircraft and served 101 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and eight near-international countries: Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, and Cuba. The Firm provides point-to-point service. The Company offers ancillary service offerings, such as Southwest's EarlyBird Check-In and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors, in accordance with Southwest's respective policies.

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