Hot Tickers: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV), DowDuPont Inc. (DWDP)

Pittenger & Anderson Inc. now owns 2,100 shares of the airline's stock worth $130,000 after purchasing an additional 250 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 74,920 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.03M, down from 95,796 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Moab Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Perceptron Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $100.56 million market cap company. For shareholders, given the total diluted outstanding shares of 598 million, this means overall earnings per share of 0.84. About 36,103 shares traded. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) has risen 31.64% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Charles Paquelet increased its stake in Southwest Airls Co (LUV) by 24.85% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The U S Global Investors Inc holds 253,402 shares with $14.18 million value, up from 245,443 last quarter. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $7.35 and compares with the $5.56 52-week low. (NYSE:MDR), its shares were trading at $7.52 a gain of $0.06, on the trading floor.

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) plunged -1.39% with the closing price of $45.96. It has outperformed by 50.11% the S&P500. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 84% are positive. After a recent check, the 14-day RSI for Southwest Airlines Company is now at 55.85, the 7-day stands at 51.06, and the 3-day is sitting at 63.10. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich with "Buy" on Monday, November 2. (NYSE:LUV) on Friday, September 15 to "Overweight" rating. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with "Buy" on Monday, October 23. On Thursday, September 3 the stock rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with "Outperform". Alembic maintained the shares of TSE in report on Wednesday, August 2 with "Buy" rating. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.93 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Southwest Airlines will post 3.57 EPS for the current year. LUV's profit would be $498.45M giving it 18.74 P/E if the $0.84 EPS is correct. The institutional investor held 17,300 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.89M, up from 14,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Sei Investments Company, which manages about $28.13 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL) by 10,250 shares to 110,549 shares, valued at $7.92 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

The company flew 10.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in December 2017, an increase of 2.6 percent from the 10.4 billion RPMs flown in December 2016. Its up 0.17, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 69 investors sold LUV shares while 249 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 213 raised stakes. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $4.56 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.20 to $5.10. Harfst & Associates Inc. now owns 2,402 shares of the airline's stock worth $149,000 after purchasing an additional 732 shares in the last quarter. (NYSE:LUV). Dubuque State Bank & Tru Communications holds 0.01% or 1,300 shares in its portfolio. Paloma Ptnrs Management holds 0.11% or 141,916 shares in its portfolio. Boston stated it has 0.34% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV). White Pine Inv holds 2.76% or 92,640 shares in its portfolio. Capital Advsr Limited Liability stated it has 300 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Also, EVP Robert E. Jordan sold 32,931 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. Public Employees Retirement System of OH now owns 441,505 shares of the airline's stock valued at $24,715,000 after buying an additional 1,455 shares during the last quarter.

Technical Look at Southwest Airlines Co.

Shares of Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) opened at $62.96 on Monday. Apg Asset Nv owns 0.07% invested in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) for 460,557 shares. Buckingham Cap Management invested in 179,847 shares or 1.33% of the stock. Chilton Cap Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.97% in Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC). The board approved a bonus to all Southwest Airlines staff to celebrate the latest passage of the tax reform law. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 16 of analysts who cover LUV having a buy-equivalent rating. Therefore 57% are positive. The Macerich Company had 48 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, August 17. As per Friday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, June 22 by Argus Research. The stock of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) rating on Friday, January 27. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) earned "Buy" rating by HSBC on Thursday, January 19. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, April 26 to "Sell". The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, February 4 by RBC Capital Markets. Bank of America downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Tuesday, January 9 report. The ERP5 of Southwest Airlines Co.

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