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 Inc.to 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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