Taking a Fresh Look at Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

Monetta Financial Serv owns 85,000 shares or 2.97% of their USA portfolio. 8,322 Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) shares with value of $492,238 were sold by Romo Tammy. The empirical findings suggest that institutional trading as measured by institutional ownership flows prove to be a good gauge of stock returns. 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 period. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp now owns 4,277 shares of the airline's stock worth $266,000 after purchasing an additional 104 shares during the last quarter. INC Research Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:INCR) has risen 27.42% since October 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 94.97% the S&P500. It also increased its holding in Vaneck Vectors Jp Morgan Emerg by 188,770 shares in the quarter, for a total of 258,790 shares, and has risen its stake in Mckesson Corp (NYSE:MCK). To cut down amount of noise on price chart, shares of firm has 20 days moving average price of 3.78% from last close price of 57.66 and act as support or resistance of price limit. Southwest provides point-to-point service.

The most current P/E ratio is 17.68 and the market cap is 34.51B. Soros Fund Management accumulated 4,600 shares or 0.01% of the stock. About 150 shares traded.

Analysts await Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) to report earnings on October, 25. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.29 in 2017Q1. Finally, National Pension Service bought a new position in shares of Southwest Airlines during the second quarter worth approximately $141,000. Van ECK Associates Corp raised its position in shares of Southwest Airlines by 6.6% during the 1st quarter. 463.31 million shares or 1.17% less from 468.79 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Leavell Mngmt Incorporated holds 4,800 shares. Peak6 Investments L P reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). The company's distance from 52-week high price is -9.24% and current price is above +58.33% from 52-week low price. Creative Planning reported 2,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Tower Research Lc (Trc) invested in 0% or 608 shares. Greenbrier Prtnrs Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 16.5% or 1.26M shares. Wisconsin-based Johnson Fincl Grp has invested 0.22% in Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). Arrow Finance Corp invested in 0.82% or 55,052 shares. 18,600 were reported by South Dakota Invest Council. Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 344,897 shares.#img1#.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on LUV shares. $912,148 worth of stock was sold by Jordan Robert E on Tuesday, May 23. Lamb Jeff sold 19,800 shares worth $1.21 million. Wells Gregory D also sold $302,626 worth of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) on Friday, May 19. American Trust Advisors Ltd reported 88,420 shares. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (IYF) by 9,927 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 16,597 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VBR).

Among 18 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock.

Ratings analysis reveals 83% of Southwest Airlines Co.'s analysts are positive. Cowen and Company restated a "buy" rating and set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Southwest Airlines in a research note on Friday, September 1st. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, July 27 by JP Morgan. The lowest target is $46.0 while the high is $57.0. As per Tuesday, April 12, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse.

07/13/2017 - Southwest Airlines Company had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Southwest Airlines from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $70.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 24 with "Buy".

05/17/2017 - Southwest Airlines Company had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Imperial Capital. On September 26 analysts at Macquarie added the stock to its research portfolio giving it an initial rating of "Outperform".

Gotham Asset Management LLC lowered its stake in Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV) by 44.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

More interesting news about Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) were released by: Marketwatch.com and their article: "Southwest apologizes after passenger claiming pet allergy dragged off plane" published on September 28, 2017 as well as Prnewswire.com's news article titled: "Southwest Airlines Reports September Traffic" with publication date: October 06, 2017.

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