The Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) - Investment Analysts' Weekly Ratings Changes

The Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) - Investment Analysts' Weekly Ratings Changes

(NYSE:LUV)'s stock was 14.95%. This rating was issued on 1/25/17.

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) belongs to Industrial Products sector closed its last session with a gain of 0.47 percent and closed its previous trading session at $38.48. They issued a "buy" rating and a $57.00 target price on the stock. There may be various price targets for a stock. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Burney Co.'s holdings in Southwest Airlines Company were worth $11,436,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

In recent action, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) by some 39,022,120 shares, 388 decreased positions by 39,260,493 and 99 held positions by 395,551,963. Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on Southwest Airlines Company in a research report on Friday, November 18th.

"Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) Downgraded by Vetr Hold" was published by Community Financial News and is the property of of Community Financial News. (NYSE:LUV) to Overweight with no specific Price Target. Analysts predict that Southwest Airlines Company will post $3.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The 52-week high of the share price is -53.55% and 52-week low of the share price is 17.79%. The company earned $5.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.03 billion. While it's Return on Investment (ROI) value is 20.6%. 0 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 0 sells versus 8 buy or better ratings. Quinn Opportunity Partners LLC purchased a new stake in Southwest Airlines Company during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $249,000. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $0.71 in that period. The airline reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.05.

Shares of Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK) inclined 5.71% to $2.59. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 7.1 Percent. Southwest Airlines Company has a one year low of $35.09 and a one year high of $56.31. The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 2.50% and Monthly Volatility of 2.31%. Though, if price nose-dives by +60.62% points, it will jump 52-week low.

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 8, 2017, Ray M Robinson (director) sold 8,000 shares at 45.22 per share price.On Feb 8, 2017, Robert D Jr Isom (President) sold 59,758 shares at 45.16 per share price.On Jan 12, 2017, W Douglas Parker (Chairman and CEO) sold 4,129 shares at 49.00 per share price. The last stock price is up 30.25% from the 200-day moving average, compared to the Standard & Poor's 500 Index which has increased 0.06% over the same time period. The Moving Average SMA50 is 12.3% while SMA200 is 33.64%.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 9.9%. Nordea Investment Management AB increased its position in shares of Southwest Airlines Company by 0.4% in the second quarter. The stock now shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 14.95 percent while its Weekly performance value is 8.26%. The Relative Volume value measured for Southwest Airlines Co. Insiders have sold 24,699 shares of company stock valued at $1,225,092 in the last three months.

The stock now has its Annual Dividend of $0.4 and an annual Dividend Yield of 0.7 Percent. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and issued a $63.00 target price (up from $50.00) on shares of Southwest Airlines Company in a research note on Wednesday, December 21st. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 18.4 percent.

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