Revenue Estimates Analysis of: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV)

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Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 18,284 shares of the airline's stock valued at $911,000 after buying an additional 6,252 shares in the last quarter. Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 72.90% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 5.50% revenue growth over that same time frame.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Also, Director John T. Montford sold 510 shares of Southwest Airlines Company stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 15th. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 67,996 shares of the airline's stock valued at $2,666,000 after buying an additional 249 shares during the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC raised its stake in shares of Southwest Airlines Company by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 569,852 shares of the airline's stock valued at $22,344,000 after buying an additional 31,443 shares during the last quarter. Private Advisory Group LLC purchased a new stake in Southwest Airlines Company during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,053,000.

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Over the past 50 days, Southwest Airlines Co.'s stock is -2.12% off of the high and 21.07% removed from the low. The stock is now trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 9.16%.

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The company is expected to report earnings of 1.29 per share for the current quarter, according to consensus agreement of 15 analysts. Southwest Airlines Company had a return on equity of 32.51% and a net margin of 11.09%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. The difference between the estimated and actual earnings was $0.05 per share.

Shares of Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV) opened at 57.17 on Thursday. The mean forecast was for $5.03 billion and $0.70 a share, respectively. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 7th. Southwest Airlines Company's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 11.33%. Equities analysts anticipate that Southwest Airlines Company will post $3.88 EPS for the current fiscal year. If you are reading this article on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide copyright legislation. (NYSE:LUV) could bring EPS of $0.7/share.

LUV has been the topic of several analyst reports. Citigroup Initiates Coverage On the company's stock to Buy on 11/18/16 by setting a price target of $57. Vetr's price target would suggest a potential upside of 2.13% from the company's previous close. (NYSE:LUV)-6 analysts issued Strong buy for the stock, 7 analysts have given a Buy rating, 4 think it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform, while 0 analyst issued a Sell rating. 15 Analysts think that the Price Target for Southwest Airlines Co. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.86 average brokerage recommendation. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.10, for a total value of $699,085.40. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 77,937 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $4,036,357.23. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.79, for a total value of $500,032.45. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 117,188 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $5,636,742.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. It trades at an average volume of 5.85M shares versus 10.4M shares recorded at the end of last trading session. JP Morgan Upgrades Southwest Airlines Co. The company provides scheduled passenger, freight and mail service primarily in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Pacific.

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