Active Volume Stock: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Belonging to the Transportation sector which surged 1.94% and closed its last trading session at $38.89.

The company reported its last EPS on 6/30/2016 and is expected to report its next EPS on 10/26/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $48.25.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 1.83. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 1.91 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 2 and 1.67 respectively.

Southwest Airlines Co. on 6/30/2016 reported its EPS as $1.19 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $1.21. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $-0.02. This shows a surprise factor of -1.7%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Southwest Airlines Co. Earnings, with 14 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.88. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.93 and $0.83 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.94.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Southwest Airlines Co. as $5.15 Billion in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 9 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 5.2 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 5.02 Billion. The company’s last year sales total was 5.15 Billion.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Southwest Airlines Co. is -6.4%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is -11.1%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of 65.74% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is 13.94%.

The Company got Initiated by Imperial Capital on 9-Sep-16 to Outperform.

Insider Trades for Southwest Airlines Co. show that the latest trade was made on 2 Aug 2016 where Van de Ven (Michael G), the Chief Operating Officer completed a transaction type “Buy” in which 700 shares were traded at a price of $35.77.

Over the period of 6 months, Insider Purchases show a total of 1 transaction in which 2500 shares were traded. 3 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 101561 shares traded.

12 analysts projected Price Targets for Southwest Airlines Co.. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $56. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $40 and the Mean Price Target is $48.25.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) has the market capitalization of $23.66 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $51.34 on Dec 7, 2015 and touched its 52-Week Low of $33.96 on Feb 8, 2016. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 11.3 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 33.1% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 26.3 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of -9.06 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 0.8 and ATR value of 0.84. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 2.72% and 2.33%.

Company profile:

Southwest Airlines is a major domestic airline that provides primarily shorthaul, high-frequency, point-to-point, low-fare service. Southwest operates over Boeing 737 aircraft in numerous cities. Southwest has the lowest operating cost structure in the domestic airline industry and consistently offers the lowest and simplest fares. Southwest also has one of the best overall Customer Service records.